ATELIER FABRICATION STUDIO & CLASSES

New Orleans Airlift is housed in the former Met Fab shop, with facilities for carpentry, welding, masonry, mold-making and many other capabilities for artists and builders. Our unique design and fabrication studio is unlike any other in the region.

Headed by our Lead Engineer Christian Repaal, the Atelier accepts jobs from corporate, commercial, artistic, and institutional clients. Christian’s specialty is working with artists and clients to realize their plans and dreams – as a crucial part of Airlift, he directs all of our major builds and ensures the structural integrity of our Village.

Contact Christian for more information.

Clients include:
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)
Contemporary Art Center (CAC)
City of New Orleans
Prospect Biennial
Artists including: Swoon, Jennifer Odem, Christopher Saucedo

Introducing our Intro to Mig Welding Class!

Learn basic metalwork, preparing and grinding metal and mig welding with our lead fabricator Christian Repaal. This class is for adults. Initial project: Make a small plant stand, stool or table of your own design.Plant_stands

Six classes per session —
Session I: Wednesdays from May 24th-June 28th, 6-8pm

Session II: Wednesdays from July 19th – August 23rd, 6-8pm

Cost: $500, materials fee $25

Contact us: education@neworleansairlift.org to sign up.

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