Class Description If you are familiar with turning on a manual lathe, you are also familiar with their limitations. This…
Learn to fuse glass enamel to copper in this weekend workshop! Expect to create multiple enameled pieces for jewelry or wall hung paintings. 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.
Are you curious to learn the basics of robotics but did not know where to start. This one day class will provide the kind of basic introduction that you have been looking for. Starting with simple off-the-shelf electronics and utilizing an open-source robot platform and control software developed at Artisan’s Asylum, the basic elements of robotics; namely motion control, sensors and sensing, computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) will be covered.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This class will be a quick and dirty intro to using the vacuum former, and how to design for vacuum forming.
Through this 7-week class, you will be introduced to the arcane and secret techniques of making fine jewelry. No prior experience is necessary. 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. You will walk away with a completed piece of your own design.
Tool Training is the fastest way to start working independently in the Artisan's Asylum Jewelry Shop and is designed for those with some level of jewelry experience, whether you're an occasional hobbyist or a seasoned metalsmith. In one 3-hour session, students will get up to speed on our particular shop procedures and layout as well as safety and basic use of the air-acetylene torches, forming tools, flex shafts, and the polishing machine. For those who have more experience, other tools may be covered as time allows.
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!
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!