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Introduction to TIG Welding

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 4 Mondays in November starting November 5

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.

Figure Drawing Drop-In

November 20 @ 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. The model will strike and hold various poses for varied lengths of time: you will have the opportunity to work on quick sketching skills as well as longer studies.

Tool Training: Tablesaw Fundamentals

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Tuesdays starting November 20

This class is designed to introduce students to using the table saw which is often the most important power tool in wood shops and woodworking. The focus will be as much hands-on time as is possible so that students will leave the class confident in their ability to explore many of the additional ways to use the table saw on their own or in further classes.

Jewelry 102: Soldering and Stone Setting

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
Starting Nov 7, this class runs 4 Wednesdays

Through this 3-week class you will build upon the skills covered in Jewelry 101. Techniques will include bezel-setting (shown in picture), tube-setting and prong-setting. Students will also have a chance to hone their sawing technique.

Tool Training: Metal Lathe

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Wednesdays starting November 21

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

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
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.

Introduction to Screen Printing: Weeknights

November 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This 2-session class runs both Monday and Thursday, starting November 26

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!

Figure Drawing Drop-In

November 27 @ 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. The model will strike and hold various poses for varied lengths of time: you will have the opportunity to work on quick sketching skills as well as longer studies.

Introduction to Brazing

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class meets 4 Thursdays, starting November 29 @ 7PM

Brazing is a strong, versatile, and often underappreciated metal joining process. Brazed joints can match or even exceed welded joints in strength, and especially in ductility and fatigue resistance. This is why brazing has long been used in aerospace and bicycle applications, which present some incredibly challenging design and fabrication problems.

Glass Enamel on Copper

December 1 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

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.

Metalworking 101 – Cut, Grind, and Drill!

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Saturdays, starting Dec 1

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.

Metalworking 102 – Cut, Grind, and Punch!

December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Saturdays, starting Dec 1

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.

Basic MIG Welding

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

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.

Watercolor

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 3 Mondays

Watercolor painting offers some of the most immediate and exciting results in art-making. In this class, we will explore brushstrokes,…

Basic Welding Fit-up and Assembly

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This 3-session class runs Dec 3, 5 and 7

Basic Welding Fit-up will teach students the skills that they need to start building projects using steel in the welding shop. This class is intended to build upon the skills learned in Metalworking 101/ 102 and Basic MIG Welding. We will spend time discussing how to achieve fabrication accuracy, then cutting, assembling and securing parts. Students will fabricate a sample project to develop these skills and demonstrate proficiency.

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