Founded in 2014, The Academy for the Art of Metal Shaping provides a classroom experience that fosters the development of world-class metal shaping skill and technique, facilitated by Master Coachbuilder Mark Gerisch. With 38 years of experience, Gerisch uses his internationally renowned knowledge set in crafting and replicating exotic cars, as well as concept vehicles, to teach students how to apply these techniques in the modern world, with modern equipment. AAMS is passionate about what they do, and have taken that passion to partner with like-minded companies and philanthropies to establish an educational facility with teachers, craftsmen, equipment, and philosophies to transform students with a passion for excellence in car design and fabrication into qualified coachbuilders.


The Academy for the Art of Metal Shaping does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students.