My professional career began after I graduated with a degree in fine art from FLAGLER college

in St. Augustine FL. After school I started working as an apprentice in a local scene shop and became a

member of IATSE local 311. With a background in metal fabrication, sculpture in metal, and a healthy

interest in mechanics I found myself working more in automation and fabrication rather than art. After

some time, I began working at a fine art foundry making sculpture. During my time at the foundry I

continued to work in theater on the side along with other fabrication work in auto racing. After eight

years at the foundry, I returned to theater full time, still primarily in fabrication. After spending more

than decade in that discipline at the same company I moved over to leading the Art department and

became a member of USA local 829.

Jeffrey Baringer, Studio Instructor