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Introduction to Screen Printing: Weekend Workshop

January 18 @ 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: Black Cat Labs Laser

January 19 @ 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 Amazing Stamps Class — with Lasers!

January 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Class fee: $50 / Materials fee: $10. Whether you’re an advanced user of laser cutters or a beginner, this course will guide you through the process of making a stamp to use yourself or give as a gift. Participants will learn how to design and fabricate their own stamp and all of the challenges that show up in the process of doing so. If you love making stamps and want to learn a neat way to do so, this is the perfect class for you!

Intro to SolidWorks

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Mondays; 1/6/20 - 2/3/20

3D modeling software is used worldwide in professional settings like engineering, animation, product design, architecture, and more. Designing parts in 3D modeling environments allows you to develop an idea in full before you cut any material, and then either make parts automatically on computer-enabled tools.

Introduction to TIG Welding

January 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Mondays; 1/6/19-1/27/19

Class fee: $345 / Materials fee: $20. 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.

Tool Training: Woodshop 101

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Thursdays; 1/16/20 - 1/23/20

If you already have an idea of what you want to build, and you just want to learn how to safely use the basic tools you need (or just need a refresher), this Tool Training session is for you! This class teaches correct use of: the handheld power drill, impact driver, standing drill press, panel saw, circular saw, jig saw, scroll saw, spindle sander, belt sander and disc sander.

Jewelry 101: Intro to Metalsmithing – Evening

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Tuesdays, 1/21/19 - 3/3/19 

Class cost: $325 / Materials Fee: $45 payable to Instructor. Through this 7-week class, you will be introduced to the arcane and secret techniques of making fine jewelry. You will come away with new skills and finished pieces to show off and be proud of. We will work primarily in sterling silver, brass, and copper. No prior experience is necessary.

Figure Drawing Drop-In

January 21 @ 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.

Directed Open Jewelry Studio

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Wednesdays, 1/15/19 - 1/29/19

Class fee: $195 / Materials fee: $0. Work independently in our Jewelry Shop under the guidance of an experienced professional jeweler who can help you troubleshoot your metalsmithing projects. Must have previous jewelry-making experience or have successfully completed Jewelry Tool Testing at Artisan's Asylum.

Tool Training: Metal Lathe

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Wednesdays, 1/22/20 - 1/29/20

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 201: Setting Faceted Gemstones

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Wednesdays; 1/23/19 - 1/30/19

Class Fee: $225 / Materials Fee: $40. Build upon your Jewelry 101 skills and learn the art of setting faceted gemstones! In two evening sessions, we will cover how to set faceted gemstones in prongs (4-prong heads) and in small bezels, also known as tube-setting.

Intro to Machine Learning

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Machine Learning is one of the fastest-growing fields in tech. Applications are nearly impossible to avoid. Intro to machine learning will cover basic machine learning as well as some of the simplest algorithms which will get you real-time predictive answers.

Tool Training: Bridgeport Mill

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Thursdays; 1/23/20 – 1/30/19

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.

Hands On Basic Electronics

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Mondays; 1/9/20 - 1/30/20

Class fee: $225 / Materials fee: $30. 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.

Basket Making 101: Intro to Polish Bread Basket

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Students will weave a small reed basket in a traditional Polish tatza basket pattern. Usually made from willow, we will be using hand-dyed rattan (reed) for a lovely basket suitable for use with fruit, rolls, cookies and the like. Students will receive a printed pattern and a choice of colored reeds. Finished dimensions: 8.75” diameter, 2” high

Introduction to Lost Wax Casting (Part 1)

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Saturday/Sunday; 1/25/20 - 1/26/20

Lost Wax (Investment) Casting is the art of casting a metal piece from a wax model, which is destroyed in the process. This technique can be used to produce jewelry, small sculpture, and parts for fabrication.

Intro to Pulse Arc Welder

January 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The pulse-arc welder is a remarkable desktop machine for precision metal fabrication. In essence, it is a scaled-down TIG welder with a computer interface and microscope – which makes it a unique, high-end tool for joining, tacking, and repair of small items in any metal that can be welded, from steel and stainless steel to titanium, gold, copper and more

Anodizing Titanium

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Class fee: $55 / Materials fee: $10 This one-session workshop will introduce students to the basics of using electricity to color titanium. This process (known as anodizing) uses an electrical current to change the surface color of titanium.

Tool Training: Router Table Fundamentals

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Mondays; 1/27/20 - 2/3/20; w/testing 2/17

Class fee: $115 / Materials Fee: $15. 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.

The Amazing Stamps Class — with Lasers!

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Whether you’re an advanced user of laser cutters or a beginner, this course will guide you through the process of making a stamp to use yourself or give as a gift. Participants will learn how to design and fabricate their own stamp and all of the challenges that show up in the process of doing so. If you love making stamps and want to learn a neat way to do so, this is the perfect class for you!

Figure Drawing Drop In

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Class Description Figure Drawing is an open studio class where people of all artistic levels are invited to explore the…

Tool Training: Bridgeport CNC Milling Machine

February 1 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Saturdays; 2/1/20 - 2/22/20

Class fee: $375 / Materials fee: $0. 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.

Glass Enamel on Copper

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Class cost: $200 / Material's Fee: $25 payable to Instructor. Learn to fuse glass enamel to copper in this weekend workshop! We will explore multiple enameling techniques: sifting, wetpacking, sgraffito, stencils, and embedding other elements using a small kiln for firing the pieces. Expect to create multiple enameled pieces for jewelry or wall hung paintings.

Leatherworking 101: Make a Belt

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Class fee: $55 / Materials fee: $25. Over the course of 2 to 3 hours, this class aims to teach students the basics of leatherworking. This class will walk students through creating a basic belt design.

Metalworking 101 – Cut, Grind, and Drill!

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Class fee: $110 / Materials fee: $15. Metalworking 101 will provide the students with the bare minimum of training to start working in the Asylum's metal shop and is the perfect warm-up to Artisan's welding classes. The class consists of formal training from the instructor who will demonstrate safe and successful usage of each tool, describe and demonstrate best practices, and inform students of unsafe and undesirable outcomes. Each student will have hands-on time with each tool under supervision.

Basic MIG Welding

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Class fee: $120 / Materials fee: $30. MIG Welding (Metal Inert Gas Welding) is a simple, versatile arc welding process that is generally considered to be the easiest to learn of the arc welding processes. Our Basic MIG Welding class is designed for the very beginner or for the intermediate welder that needs a refresher.

The Amazing Stamps Class — with Lasers!

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Class fee: $50 / Materials fee: $10. Whether you’re an advanced user of laser cutters or a beginner, this course will guide you through the process of making a stamp to use yourself or give as a gift. Participants will learn how to design and fabricate their own stamp and all of the challenges that show up in the process of doing so. If you love making stamps and want to learn a neat way to do so, this is the perfect class for you!

Build A Cherry Side Table Part 1

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
See course description for dates

Class fee: $400 / Materials fee: $200. 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. The techniques and skills learned in this class will allow the student to approach any project size. In this class we will use virtually all the tools in the woodshop from Chisel to Tablesaw, Router, Band saw, Joiner, Planer and Miter saw.

Introduction to Screen Printing: Weeknights

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Monday and Wednesday, 2/3/20 - 2/5/20

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.

Introduction to TIG Welding

February 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Mondays; 2/3/20 - 2/26/20

Class fee: $345 / Materials fee: $20. 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.

Tool Training: Black Cat Labs Laser

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Class fee: $120 / Materials fee: $5. 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.

Art and Interactive Electronics

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Tuesdays; 2/4/2020 - 2/11/2020

Class fee: $120 / Materials fee $30. Electronics are everywhere, and now, they are becoming part of our art. This four hour course
will introduce you to the Adafruit Circuit Playground, a wearable and relatively easy to program microcontroller/development board, that is based on the extremely popular Arduino platform, used throughout the world in many educational settings.

Tool Review & Testing: Jewelry Studio

February 5 @ 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!

Introduction to Fusion360: 3D Printing and Laser Cutting

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A quick introduction to CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems using Fusion 360. This class will introduce students to the process and CAD workflow of transforming a 2D sketch into a 3D object from scratch. Students shall also become familiarized with concepts of digital fabrication tools (such as 3D printing and Laser fabrication offered at A2), design thinking, and how to export a 3D model for such fabrication methods. For 3D printing, students will gain an understanding how to use the CURA slicer to transform their 3D model into machine GCODE for printing. The instructor is also able to give advice on other slicers such as Simpify3D. The instructor, Chaz Hing, has several years of applied 3D design and 3D printing experience from his startup (ElevateShrimp.com) where he innovates for global consumers in the freshwater aquarium hobby industry.

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Tool Training: Intro to the Photo Studio

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - April 8 @ 9:30 pm

This one session beginner class will train students on how to use the Asylum's new product photography studio equipment safely, and will teach a start to finish digital workflow for typical small and large member projects, from jewelry to furniture.

Leatherworking 101: Make a Belt

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Class fee: $55 / Materials fee: $25. Over the course of 2 to 3 hours, this class aims to teach students the basics of leatherworking. This class will walk students through creating a basic belt design.

Tool Training: Metal Lathe

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Wednesdays, 2/5/20 – 2/12/20

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.

Tool Training: Bridgeport Mill

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
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.

Intro To Circuit Board Design Using KiCAD

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you eager to begin designing your own circuit boards, but need help getting started? This class is a ‘quick on-ramp’ to DIY circuit board design using the popular open source circuit board design software KiCAD (free, runs on Linux / Mac / Windows). In this one-day course, we’ll use an example circuit and present the basics of schematic creation, footprint selection, board layout, and board production.

Make a Ring Workshop

February 8 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Saturday and Sunday; 2/8/2020 - 2/9/2020

Class fee: $215 / Materials fee: $35. 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.

Metalworking 102 – Cut, Grind, and Punch!

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Metalworking 102 provides training on the safety and operation of the larger, more useful, and more difficult to operate equipment in the metal shop. We’ll cover the safe and effective use of a number of tools in the shop, including the vertical bandsaw, belt grinder, uni-Hydro Iron Worker and others.

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Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weekends)

February 9 @ 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!

Basic MIG Welding

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Class fee: $120 / Materials fee: $30. MIG Welding (Metal Inert Gas Welding) is a simple, versatile arc welding process that is generally considered to be the easiest to learn of the arc welding processes. Our Basic MIG Welding class is designed for the very beginner or for the intermediate welder that needs a refresher.

The Amazing Stamps Class — with Lasers!

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Class fee: $50 / Materials fee: $10. Whether you’re an advanced user of laser cutters or a beginner, this course will guide you through the process of making a stamp to use yourself or give as a gift. Participants will learn how to design and fabricate their own stamp and all of the challenges that show up in the process of doing so. If you love making stamps and want to learn a neat way to do so, this is the perfect class for you!

Letter Necklace – *Valentines Gift Idea!*

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Class fee: $165 / Materials fee: $30. Create a one-of-a-kind Letter Necklace with the initial of your choice. You’ll handcraft the letter pendant using eco-friendly recycled sterling silver and be provided with an 18” chain to complete the necklace. No experience necessary.

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