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  • March & April Classes Posted!

    2014 - 02.18

    Much-Looked-For Classes Finally Returning:

    Tool Training: 3D Printer, 11am-1pm alternate Sundays
    Introduction to the Multicam Industrial CNC Router, 10:30am-12:30am and 6-8pm Fridays, February 28 – March 28
    Working with Foam, 7:45-10pm Wednesdays, March 19 – April 9
    HSMWorks for CNC Machining, 7:15-9:15pm Wednesdays, March 12 – April 2
    Hands-on Electronics: An Introduction, 7-10pm Thursdays, March 6-27

    Classes starting in the next 10 days with available tickets:

    FREE Fiber Arts Work Night, 6-9pm Wednesdays
    NEW! Build Your Own Website, 7-9pm Thursdays Feb 20th-Mar 13th
    Tool Training: MIG Welder, 7:15-9:15pm Thursday, February 20
    NEW! Brazing: Mirrors and Metalworking, 11am-5pm Sunday, February 23rd
    From Shapes to Parts: Using 123D Make, 11:30am-1:30pm Sunday, February 23
    Tool Training: CNC Woodcutting Router, 3-6pm Sunday, February 23
    Tool Training: CNC Plasma Cutter, 10am-12pm Sunday, February 23
    Glass Shop Tool Training, 7-9:30pm Monday, February 24
    Tool Training: CNC Mill, 7:30-10pm Monday, February 24
    NEW! Glass Enamel on Copper Workshops, 6:30-9pm Thursdays February 27 & March 6

    For the full list of currently available classes and tool trainings, keep reading or check out our Current Class Offerings page.

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    Snow Closings & Class Cancellations Tonight, 6pm

    2014 - 02.13

    Due to the continued inclement weather and road conditions, we will be cancelling all classes and programs and closing the front desk early tonight at Artisan’s Asylum.

    We will be accessible as usual to monthly members, but will be closed to tours, daypass users, and students after 6pm.

    Keep in mind that Artisan’s Asylum has no overnight parking. Cars may be towed from the 30 Dane Street lot at the owners expense if found parked overnight.

    For those of you who will be traveling – be careful on the roads and stay warm and dry!






    Classes & Events Cancelled Tonight, 2/5

    2014 - 02.05

    We have decided to cancel tonight’s classes and activities at Artisan’s Asylum due to continued snow and compromised travel conditions.

    The Asylum will be closed to the public, daypass users, and students for the remainder of today, Wednesday, February 5. The facility will be accessible as usual to monthly members.

    Instructors of classes canceled tonight will be in touch with students to discuss rescheduling missed sessions.

    In the meantime, please stay safe and warm and enjoy the snow!






    Asylum & Snow 2/5/2014

    2014 - 02.04

    Artisan’s Asylum will close to the public and daypass users tomorrow 2/5/2014 from 12-4pm due to the weather. We remain open as usual to monthly members.

    If anything additional changes in terms of our staffed hours, class and event cancellations, we will send out an update e-mail with further information.  If you decide you can’t make a class due to unsafe driving conditions, please contact member-services@artisansasylum.com to arrange to take the class in a future session.

    Please be aware that the parking ban in Somerville began at 8PM tonight. For further information, keep up to date with the city’s website http://www.somervillema.gov/snow

    Artisan’s has no overnight parking.  Cars may be towed from the 30 Dane street at the owners expense.

    For those of you who will be traveling to and from the Asylum – be careful on the roads and stay warm and dry!






    Nasty Day? Come Inside and Make Something!

    2014 - 01.20

    It’s January, it’s cold and icy outside, the new year has begun. You may be thinking about your resolutions for this year: to try something new, to be more creative, to get out and be social, or to invest in yourself… or you may just be thinking about how many hours of indoor entertainment you’re going to have to plan to last all the way through March.

    Either way, Artisan’s Asylum classes are a great answer! Check out the list below for exciting January, February, and March offerings in woodworking, welding, machining, jewelry, glass, bicycle maintenance, CNC design and fabrication, electronicsprinting,… and more!

    Open Classes Starting This Week:

    Read on for a full list of January, February, and March classes currently accepting registrants:

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