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Build A Keepsake Box

July 21 @ 10:15 am - 1:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 3 Saturdays, starting July 14th

Designed to introduce students to intermediate woodworking and simple joinery. Learn how to use the Sawstop Tablesaw to complete a Cherry/Walnut/Maple Keepsake Box (9” x 5” by 5”). Learn different joints techniques on the table saw such as rabbets, grooves, splines, and miters.

Embroidery 101: Brailled denim patches

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Make a cool denim patch of your own to show off your French knot embroidery skills (we will teach you how!) You should take this class if you love patches, upcycling denim, and want to learn about Braille & accessible art. The class is taught by a full-time teacher at Perkins School for the Blind who love sharing art with her students.

Tool Training: Black Cat Labs Laser

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to use Artisan's Black Cat Labs laser cutters to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles. Gain a solid understanding of what the machines can do and learn how to upload a file and run a cut and engrave. This class will cover the basics so that you will be able to operate the Black Cat Labs equipment unsupervised and in a safe and courteous manner.
The first half of the class will cover some laser cutting basics, safety, and operational procedure. The second half is more hands-on in that you will be guided through cutting and engraving some fun shapes and designs out of wood and acrylic to take home.

Lost Wax Casting – 1

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs one adjacent Saturday and Sunday

This two-session class is designed to introduce students to the art of investment casting using the equipment in the Artisan’s Asylum casting shop. Students will learn the process of investment casting by taking an instructor-supplied model made of wax and casting it in brass.

Argentium Silver Earrings

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn how to create your own elegant Argentium sterling silver earrings! We’ll use copper for practice and then make your earrings with Argentium sterling silver.

Tool Training: Router Table Fundamentals

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 3 Mondays starting July 22.

The Router table is a very versatile tool in any woodshop. It can be used to cut a variety of edge profiles, duplicate patterns, and make dados. This class will cover the safe use of the router table for several common operations.

Intro to SolidWorks

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs every Monday for 6 weeks, starting July 22

3D modeling software is used worldwide in professional settings like engineering, animation, product design, architecture, and more. Designing parts in 3D modeling environments allows you to develop an idea in full before you cut any material, and then either make parts automatically on computer-enabled tools.

Introduction to TIG Welding

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 4 Mondays

This class is designed to introduce students to the process of TIG welding, a precise type of welding most often used in the manufacture of spaceframe structures like bike frames and roll cages. Students will learn how to weld primarily 4130 chromoly steel tubing, as well as different types of materials, shapes, and joints, and will learn how to use a range of supporting equipment (drill press, hole saws, grinders, etc.) and processes that come with welding.

Tool Training: Tablesaw Fundamentals

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Tuesdays

This class is designed to introduce students to using the table saw which is often the most important power tool in wood shops and woodworking. The focus will be as much hands-on time as is possible so that students will leave the class confident in their ability to explore many of the additional ways to use the table saw on their own or in further classes.

Figure Drawing Drop-In

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Figure Drawing is an open studio class where people of all artistic levels are invited to explore the human form through drawing and painting. Figure drawing is a great opportunity to keep your artistic skills sharp whether you are a seasoned artist or a beginner: learn the basics of drawing from the nude form! Students are free to draw however they like.

Art and Interactive Electronics

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Tuesdays

Electronics are everywhere, and now, they are becoming part of our art. This four hour coursewill introduce you to the Adafruit Circuit Playground, a wearable and relatively easy to programmicrocontroller/development board, that is based on the extremely popular Arduino platform, usedthroughout the world in many educational settings.

Letter Necklace

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Create a one-of-a-kind Letter Necklace with the initial of your choice. You’ll handcraft the letter pendant using eco-friendly recycled sterling silver and be provided with an 18” chain to complete the necklace. No experience necessary.

Tool Training: Rough to Smooth – Using the Miter Saw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Planer and Sanders

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Wednesdays

After selecting and purchasing lumber, the next step in any woodworking project is to flatten and straighten the stock. Not that long ago, this work was laboriously done by hand. Fortunately, there are four machines available today that are specifically designed to take rough sawn lumber and process it into boards that are straight, flat, and true!

Tool Training: Metal Lathe

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Wednesdays starting July 17 @ 7PM.

In this class, you will learn how to precisely perform basic machining operations using the lathe. You will learn about tool selection, speeds and feeds, and how to use the DRO (Digital Read Out) to make precisely dimensioned parts. You will practice setting up the machine, use the 3-jaw chuck to securely hold work, change tools, and perform facing and turning cuts on aluminum stock.

Tool Training: Wood Lathe

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 3 Thursdays, starting July 11

The wood lathe is a fantastic tool for adding artistic flourishes to woodworking projects. In this class students will learn the basics of spindle turning and safe operation of the lathe. Topics covered will be the anatomy of the lathe, project planning including ways of mounting stock to the lathe as well as turning tools and their various purposes.

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