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Introduction to TIG Welding

May 27 @ 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.

Figure Drawing Drop-In

May 28 @ 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

May 28 @ 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.

Jewelry 101: Intro to Metalsmithing – Days

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 6 Thursdays, starting April 25th

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.

Drawing With Steel

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

Students will engage with the material of mild steel to create free-form sculptures and decorative objects. We will be using welding, forging, and finishing techniques to create unique, inspired, and durable objects.

Hands On Basic Electronics

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 4 Thursdays beginning on May 9

Have you been interested in learning to work with electronics, but haven’t known where to start? This class is for you! It will be a hands-on, practical, crash course that will provide you with the skills to do simple electronic projects. You will walk away knowing the basics of circuit theory, how to prototype circuits on a breadboard, how to troubleshoot them, and how to solder them together.

Bicycle Maintenance 1

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 4 Thursdays

Learn how to maintain your bicycle! Students will be performing the maintenance themselves, on their own bicycles, after a short instruction and demonstration. This is a basic course, and some bicycle types may be outside of the scope of the course. However, the course does reach a level of detail at which students who are intending to expand their knowledge of bicycles find it helpful to do some light note-taking during lecture time.

Tool Training: Bridgeport CNC Milling Machine

June 1 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 4 Saturdays

Learn to operate the Artisan's Asylym Bridgeport Series I Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) milling machine. CNC milling machines can be used to make parts that would be difficult or impossible to machine manually.

Build A Keepsake Box

June 1 @ 10:15 am - 1:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs three Saturdays

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.

Make a Ring(s) Workshop

June 1 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs Saturday and Sunday.

Spend a weekend in the Artisan's Asylum jewelry studio learning to make several rings!! Starting with a simple soldered brass band ring, students will learn the basics of measuring, sawing and shaping your ring. Moving on to stacking rings, students will make three individual sterling silver rings with small soldered decorative elements.

Laser Cutting 102: Level up!

June 1 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Laser Cutting 102 goes over some more complex principals of laser cutting, design, and expanding the capabilities that you have at your disposal. Come learn how to create an engraving remarkably similar to a v bit on a router, layer stencils for painting, prepare projects for multi-shop uses, and anything you may have questions about that the introductory class did not cover.

Textiles 101: Felting, Coiling and Weaving

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
See class description for available dates

This class is great for beginners interested in learning the basic characteristics and functions of the medium through step by step instructions. Students will be introduced to supplies, how to use and take care of supplies and best studio practices.
The class is an introduction to the methods and applications of the primary textile construction techniques of felting, coiling and weaving. Students will create their own artwork using these traditional skills.

Introduction to Screen Printing: Weekend Workshop

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Screen printing is a great way to put your designs on t-shirts, tote bags, cards, posters, and more. But it can be a tricky skill to pick up on your own! Join us for a two-evening class, and we'll take the mystery out of the process. Using the photo emulsion process and your design, we'll prepare screens and print on a variety of surfaces. And we'll do it all in a fun, relaxed environment.

Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weekends)

June 2 @ 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: Router Table Fundamentals

June 3 @ 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.

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