Attending Classes

Thank you for signing up for a class at Artisan’s Asylum! We’re excited to help get your hands on tools for making.

A few logistical details to keep in mind when you’re preparing to come in for class, regarding preparation for class, arrival logistics, and how to use the Artisan’s Asylum:


How to Prepare

What to Wear:

    • Closed-toed shoes, shop-appropriate clothing (natural materials and long pants for welding, no loose or dangly clothes or accessories, long hair tied back if necessary)
    • Basic protective gear is provided (safety glasses and gloves, ear protection) but we encourage you to invest in your own if you’re going to be doing regular shop work. If you have allergies or are sensitive to dust, we encourage you to bring your own work mask.

What to Bring:

    • Any required project or practice materials, any materials fees payable to the instructor, something to take notes on/with, a laptop if necessary. Check your class description for more details.
    • You do not need to bring a printed ticket with you to your class — we like to save trees and will check you in electronically!

When to Arrive:

    • Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your first class to allow for check-in procedures and any unexpected parking challenges.

How to Get Here & Where to Park:

When you get here

    • No need to bring a printed ticket! Just give your name to the volunteer at the front desk, and tell them what class you’re here for.
    • You will sign-in on the clipboard and get a student badge at the start of each class. Please show this student badge to the front desk if you ever need to leave and re-enter the building.
    • We ask all new students to register in our system before their first class in our space. You can register right here online.
    • Your class location is listed on the electronic calendar by the front door, which you can also view here. If you need help finding the shop or area for your class, you can check the map up front or ask the front desk volunteer!

Weather and Emergency Closures

See our Class Cancellations & Policies page for information.