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Tam Black

A2 Member and instructor, Tam Black, is known in the community as a versatile individual who has many skills in her tool belt. With formal training in industrial design and sculpture, Tam now works as a manufacturing design consultant and produces video content for online education resources. Tam describes herself as someone who was originally interested in using A2’s facilities to improve her skills in CAD modeling, 3D printing, and prototyping, when she “took a left turn into the woodshop and didn’t come out for two years.” With the experiences gained in the many shops, Tam spends her time at A2 creating extensive class content and curriculum for Artisan’s. Her current classes include the following: 3D Printing Workshop: Post Processing 3D Prints, Introduction to Mold and Cast Making and Prototyping 1,2,3D. In the future, she wishes to continue developing solutions that address accessibility in the broader community, while also doing what she can as a member and instructor.

June 2020

Learn Online: The Fine Art of Pencil Illustration & Drawing From the Natural World

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Saturdays; 6/6/20 - 6/27/20 from 10AM - 12PM
$15

Express yourself in this fun and relaxing drawing class! Whether you are a professional artist or looking to try your hand at illustration for the first time, this weekend session will guide you through the basics of pencil drawing. In this class, we will cover basic techniques and advanced students can gain additional insight on how to improve their artwork. Students will have a completed drawing to share and many take-away skills to complement their own work. An image from nature will be provided for the online class.

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Online Circuit Hacking Night (Electronics and Robotics)

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 29, 2020

FREE

Come learn about electronics via Zoom with Artisan's Asylum! Whether you're a newbie or an experienced hacker, there will be something for you at Online Circuit Hacking Night. This virtual event will help you with your inquiries and quandaries about anything electronics or robotics for FREE.

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Learn Online: Metal Fabrication 101 – Build a table

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$80

Moving beyond the basic operation of tools and into actually building metalwork projects is where many students get hung up on the path to becoming a metalworking master. Streaming from the Artisan’s Asylum metal shop, the Metal Fabrication 101 Instructor will help students take that next step. Students will be able to interact with the instructor to ask questions in real time as he works on camera to build a table from steel tubing using the tools at Artisan’s Asylum, while also demonstrating the same techniques using the common tools you might have in your garage.

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Learn Online: Helping Business Owners to Thrive during COVID-19

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$35

In this workshop, we will review how to process your emotions to open up your mind to discover how to make creative shifts in work, career, and life. Easing ourselves into change is a challenge and it doesn’t come so easily, so learn how to keep a curious approach and find your intent and direction to pivot your business! Learn to process the negative energy and emotions prompted by the challenge today and shift to creating adaptive models for better business outcomes in a post-COVID-19 world. 

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Learn Online: Introduction to Stop Motion Animation (Ages 7+)

June 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
See course description for dates
$30

Kids will learn how to create their own stop motion animated films using their smartphone or tablet device. During the online sessions, we will review many different styles of stop motion animation and the techniques designers use in creating their film. Students will learn how to design their characters, use household objects for set design, and use storyboards to map out their narrative.

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July 2020

Learn Online: Metal Fabrication 101 – Build a table

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Tuesdays; 7/7/20 - 7/21/20
$80

Moving beyond the basic operation of tools and into actually building metalwork projects is where many students get hung up on the path to becoming a metalworking master. Streaming from the Artisan’s Asylum metal shop, the Metal Fabrication 101 Instructor will help students take that next step. Students will be able to interact with the instructor to ask questions in real time as he works on camera to build a table from steel tubing using the tools at Artisan’s Asylum, while also demonstrating the same techniques using the common tools you might have in your garage.

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