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Tool Training & Testing: Jewelry Studio

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This one session tool training is the perfect way to get trained up to operate independently in the Jewelry Shop if you already have some jewelry-making experience and don't have time for a long-form class. Testing is necessary to be certified to work on your own in the Shop. Choose the date that works for you!

Figure Drawing Drop-In

March 19 @ 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.

Tool Training: Tablesaw Fundamentals

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Tuesdays starting March 19

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.

Build a Cherry Side Table PART 2

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
See class listing for class dates and times.

This hands-on class will introduce you to fine woodworking furniture. We will start from one rough lumber Cherry board to create a Shaker style Cherry Side Table with a drawer. The techniques and skills learned in this class will allow the student to approach any project size. With this class we will use virtually all the tools in the woodshop from Chisel to Tablesaw, Router, Band saw, Joiner, Planer and Miter saw. Demonstration on hand planing / sharpening if times allows.

Tool Training: Metal Lathe

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Wednesdays starting March 20th @ 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.

Jewelry 101: Intro to Metalsmithing – Days

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 6 Thursdays

We will start with learning how to saw shapes and designs. Next students will learn basic soldering techniques to produce a simple silver ring. Second, students will learn to texture using the rolling mill, with different metals and finishes. We will then take these pieces and use cold connections (rivets) to fabricate them into a pendant.

Intro to VCarve and the Shopbot CNC router

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 4 Thursdays

Learn to use the Asylum's ShopBot CNC Router, and the easy-to-use VCarve Pro - Edition CAM package for creating tool cut paths from 2D and 3D CAD drawing.

Tool Training: Bridgeport Mill

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Thursdays

In this class you will learn how to use the Bridgeport mill to perform basic precision machining operations. You will learn about tool selection, selecting spindle speeds, and climb milling vs. conventional milling. You will practice setting up the machine, holding work in the vise, changing tools and performing basic cuts.

Bad Ass Home Ecc

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hanging anything from the wall can be a daunting experience. Just landed that great exhibition of your heavy and odd shaped sculpture? Want to build a shelf in your exposed brick wall apartment? We can help.

Intro to Fusion 360

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class begins March 16 @ 12pm and runs two more Saturdays.

A quick introduction to CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems using Fusion 360. This class will introduce students to the process of sketching and 3D object creation for fabrication, mechanical and creative projects. Students familiar with the concepts of digital fabrication tools in this course will get the tools necessary to make their own objects.

Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weekends)

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This one session class will train students on how to use the Asylum’s multiple 3D printers safely and effectively, running through using the 3D model compiler (Simplify3D), printing parts, changing materials, properly removing parts from the beds, and properly disposing of all materials after the print: all the training you need to get going in one afternoon!

Tool Training: Black Cat Labs Laser

March 24 @ 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.


March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 3 Mondays

Watercolor painting offers some of the most immediate and exciting results in art-making. In this class, we will explore brushstrokes,…

Tool Training: Router Table Fundamentals

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs for 3 Mondays

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.

CNC Plasma Cutter Table – Drawing, Operation, Parts!

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs March 25, 26 and 27

The most Metal of all the metalworking classes. This class will provide students with the skills needed to operate our CNC plasma cutter - the custom 4'x8' bed, 85-amp Torchmate 2. This killer tool has the capacity to cut 5/8" thick sheet steel at 60% duty cycle, and the capability of cutting through up to 1-1/4" steel with an edge start, as well as doing detail cutting in sheet metal. This tool takes your drawing files and turns them into computer-cut metal, at cut speeds upwards of 220 inches per minute.

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