Artisan’s Asylum is a non-profit community workshop startup based in two locations near Union Square in Somerville, Massachusetts. Our goal is to provide the community with a place to teach, learn, and practice crafts of all types, including but not limited to: precision metal machining, electrical fabrication, welding, woodworking, fabricwork, cooking, photography, jewelrymaking and more.
Donations to Artisan’s Asylum can be made using the Donate button here. Donations can be of any size. We’re aiming to raise at least $10,000 by June 12th, to help us equip both spaces enough to open our doors.
Early registration for memberships can be made using the Google Checkout cart below. A joining fee is required, and after that the membership can be chosen to suit your needs. The membership begins when you say it does, so you can wait until it makes sense to you to start your membership.
If you would like to learn more about Artisan’s Asylum, please take the opportunity to check out some of our published material!
Here’s our kickoff presentation, given on May 1st, 2010: Kickoff Presentation
Here’s our instructor orientation presentation, given on May 25th, 2010: Instructor Orientation Presentation
The backstory on how this all got started, and who we are: Our Story
These are the services we’d like to offer when we open our doors in the near future: About Us
These are the membership plans we’re currently offering: Membership Plans
Take a look at some of the machinery and space we have: Photo Albums