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Read a summary of currently available classes here, with links to registration pages. Check out our current list of available tool trainings here.

Artisan’s Asylum offers adults skills & safety training in all of the basic equipment in the shop, as well as advanced skills, project, and design classes on a variety of topics, including (but not limited to) sewing, welding, robotics, photography, CNC machining, furniture design and construction, and the building of large duck rafts. We welcome suggestions for new topics!

If you think anyone you know would love to take classes at Artisan’s Asylum, we offer gift certificates that can be designated for any amount, but can be used as credit towards any class. Gift certificates can be purchased online or at the Asylum front desk during staffed hours.

As part of our mission to support creativity, all of our classes are taught by local artisans, providing them with opportunities to share their craft and to support themselves through exercising it; half of the class fee goes to the instructor. If you’re interested in teaching a class here at the asylum, more information is available here.

We want to hear your feedback! If you’ve ever taken a class at Artisan’s Asylum, and haven’t filled out our feedback form yet, follow this link to let us know about your experience. We want to make sure we’re offering your favorite classes and improving our weak ones, and giving our students the best experience we can. Thank you for your help!

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.

EMERGENCY CLOSINGS: The Asylum will close to the public for weather emergencies. In the case of weather emergency, monthly members may still access the building, but staff will not be on duty, and classes will be cancelled. Closings will be posted to the front page of the website, and you will be emailed if your class is affected. We will attempt to reschedule any classes cancelled due to emergency, but if we are unable to reschedule or you are unable to make the newly scheduled class your registration will be refunded in full.

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than three days in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.