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October 2019

Tool Training: Rough to Smooth – Using the Miter Saw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Planer and Sanders

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wednesdays; 10/16/19 – 10/23/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$160

Class fee: $160 / Materials fee: $15. After selecting and purchasing lumber, the next step in any woodworking project is to flatten and straighten the stock. Not that long ago, this work was laboriously done by hand. Fortunately, there are four machines available today that are specifically designed to take rough sawn lumber and process it into boards that are straight, flat, and true!

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Tool Training: Bridgeport Mill

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thursdays; 10/17/19 - 10/24/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$160

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.

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Tool Training: Black Cat Labs Laser

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

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.

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Hands On Basic Electronics

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mondays, 10/7/19 - 10/28/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$225

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.

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Intro to SolidWorks

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Mondays; 10/7/19 - 11/4/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$300

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.

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Festive Votive Holders

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$60

Join us for a laser engraving class to design and craft a beautiful set of etched glass votive holders—the perfect accent for summer dinners.

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Jewelry 201: Setting Faceted Gemstones

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wednesdays; 10/30/19 - 11/6/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$225

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.

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Directed Open Jewelry Studio

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$40

Each week, students will work on projects of their own choice. With personalized attention, students will be guided into problem-solving, tackling more complex design, soldering solutions and introduction to different tooling. The instructor will have projects to suggest for folks who may need ideas.

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November 2019

Tool Training: Bridgeport CNC Milling Machine

November 2 @ 10:15 am
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11/2/19 - 11/23/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$375

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.

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Intro to Pulse Arc Welder

November 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$70

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

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Metalworking 101 – Cut, Grind, and Drill!

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$110

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.

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Leatherworking 101: Make a Belt

November 2 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$55

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.

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Introduction to Screen Printing: Weekend Workshop

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

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.

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Anodizing Titanium

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$55

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.

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Family Class: Make a Ukulele Together!

November 3 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sundays; 11/3/19 - 11/17/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

Class Description Develop your basic woodworking skills by building a ukulele from a simple wood kit. Sand, glue, assemble, and…

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Build A Cherry Side Table Part 1

November 4 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$400

Class Fee: $400 / Materials Fee: $200. This class is not only an introduction to fine woodworking furniture building but also an opportunity to learn almost every tool in the woodshop. For anyone interested in building their own furniture, this class will teach you everything you need to get started. 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.

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Introduction to Screen Printing: Weeknights

November 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Monday and Wednesday, 11/4/19 - 11/6/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

Class fee: $120 / Materials fee: $30. 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.

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Hands On Basic Electronics

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mondays, 11/4/19 - 11/25/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$225

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.

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Introduction to TIG Welding

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mondays; 11/4/19-11/25/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$345

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.

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Watercolor Workshop

November 5 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Tuesdays; 11/5/19 - 11/19/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$110

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

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Introduction to Fusion360: 3D Printing and Laser Cutting

November 5 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$175

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: Metal Lathe

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wednesdays, 11/6/19 - 11/13/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$160

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.

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Rotary Engraving with Lasers

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$80

Class fee: $80 / Materials fee: $5.Learn how to use the Rotary Engraving Tool with the Black Cat Lab laser cutters. The rotary engraving tool for the Black Cat Labs laser cutters is the best way to attain high-resolution engravings on cylindrical objects. This tool is primarily used for engraving bottles, glasses, and other round objects.

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Glass Enamel on Copper

November 9 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$200

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.

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Upcycled T-Shirt Basket

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Saturday/Sunday; 11/9/2019-11/10/2019
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$100

In the first session students will make yarn with their own old t-shirts. Then they will learn how to make a basket base with clothesline. In the second session, students will learn to various patterns possible with the twining technique and how to make a rim to finish the basket.

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Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weekends)

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$85

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!

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Intro to SolidWorks

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 9, 2019

Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$300

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.

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Cover It: Sewing 102

November 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wednesdays, 11/13/19 - 11/20/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

What do you need to protect from the weather, dust, abrasion? Make a cover for your bike, side table, hand/power tools, computer or musical instruments. Learn how to select the right fabric, measuring and patterning, using the industrial machines safely - this class takes you step by step.

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Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weeknights)

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$85

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!

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Tool Training: Rough to Smooth – Using the Miter Saw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Planer and Sanders

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wednesdays; 11/13/19 – 11/20/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$160

Class fee: $160 / Materials fee: $15. After selecting and purchasing lumber, the next step in any woodworking project is to flatten and straighten the stock. Not that long ago, this work was laboriously done by hand. Fortunately, there are four machines available today that are specifically designed to take rough sawn lumber and process it into boards that are straight, flat, and true!

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Directed Open Jewelry Studio

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$40

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.

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Tool Training & Testing: Jewelry Studio

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$95

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.

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Glass Engraving: Making Votive Holders

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$80

There’s a secret ingredient that makes the best home decor stand out from the pack—accents that captivate. Join us for this laser engraving class to design and craft a beautiful set of etched glass votive holders—the perfect accent for summer dinners. Our Instructor is a maker who specializes in glass etching, who will share some of the tricks he's learned along the way.

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Intro to Pulse Arc Welder

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$70

Class Description This class is designed to introduce students to the Orion pulse arc welder with an overview of its…

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Family Class: Metal Turtle Making

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Class fee: $65 / Materials fee: $10. In this fun family class, you'll learn to use some basic jewelry making techniques to transform a single stone and some copper sheets into a turtle sculpture sure to delight both child and parent. Each pair of students will work together to learn different techniques and how to properly use tools to form and bend metal over their chosen stone (or turtle "belly"). The course will demonstrate and review safety protocols so that students of any age can use tools safely while working on their projects. 

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Leatherworking 102: Make A Wallet

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$100

Class cost: $100 / Materials Fee: $35 Expand on basic skills learned in Leatherworking 101 and learn new skills such as hand stitching, creating pockets, and finishing natural leather with oil. Students will be able to choose from a small selection of designs to create a wallet from a pre-made template that they can modify. This class should run for about 3-4 hours depending on if students want to stay to finish their stitching.

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Mold and Cast A Ring from Star Trek

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Saturday and Sunday; 11/16/19 - 11/17/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Course Description As a continuation of our event, Alien Adornment: 50 Years of Star Trek Jewelry, this two-day class demonstrates…

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Making Stamps with Lasers!

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

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!

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Learn to Knit

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$80

Learn to knit! Ever wanted to knit yourself a hat, sweater, scarf, or toy for your cat? We'll teach you! We'll provide the yarn and needles, you just bring your hands and some patience. No experience required, just willingness to play with sticks, yarn, and the realization that it will seem awkward at first

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Tool Training: Tablesaw Fundamentals

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tuesdays; 11/19/19 - 11/26/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$115

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.

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Tool Training: Metal Lathe

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wednesdays, 11/20/19 – 11/27/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$160

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.

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Make a Pendant!

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$35

Class fee: $35 / Materials fee: $10. Learn a fun and fast technique for setting a cabochon in brass or copper without using any fancy tools. We'll use sheers, files and pliers to create a beautiful hand-made pendant to keep for yourself or give as a gift this holiday season. This is a great class for novice level jewelry makers with little experience.

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Tool Training: Black Cat Labs Laser

November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

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.

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Weaving 101

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

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 technique of weaving. Students will create their own artwork using these traditional skills.

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December 2019

Making Stamps with Lasers!

December 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

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!

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Tool Training & Testing: Jewelry Studio

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$95

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.

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Tool Training: Metal Lathe

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Wednesdays, 12/4/19 - 12/11/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$160

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.

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Leatherworking 101: Make a Belt

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$55

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.

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Embroidery 101

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

Have you been interested in picking up embroidery and don't know where to start? If you've been looking to take up stitching, and want to get a handle on the basics, this is the class for you! Embroidery 101 will introduce you to the foundation of hand embroidery so that you can master your first stitches and develop your own style. Participants will learn how to plan and implement a design on a hoop.

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Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weekends)

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$85

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!

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Argentium Silver Earrings

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$90

Learn how to create your own elegant Argentium sterling silver earrings! We’ll use copper for practice and then make your earrings with Argentium sterling silver.

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Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weeknights)

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$85

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!

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Bag It – Sewing 101 Class

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

Learn to use the fiber arts sewing machines and make a bag to keep in your car for groceries or your boots and mittens. This three-hour class will introduce the basics of planning a project, how sewing machines work, terminology, and how to make really useful things. Take your completed bag home at the end of the class.

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Holiday Bling: A Handmade Ornament

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$65

Ready for a creative break from the December hustle and bustle? Need to make a really special gift? Join us for a half-day workshop of ornament-making in the jewelry shop! Create a beautiful, handmade ornament from copper and/or brass. Your unique ornament will feature hammer and rolling mill textures and you may personalize with words via stamped letters. Use a jeweler’s saw to cut pleasing shapes and then finish your piece with a matte or torch-colored finish. Come alone or grab a friend for a little holiday fun!

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Letter Necklace – *Holiday Gift Idea!*

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$165

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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Winter Bike Riding & Maintenance

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$30

For any cyclist who refuses to hang up their bike for the winter: this workshop will get you ready with an overview of winter riding and how to prepare for it, as well as the opportunity to exchange information with other four-season riders.

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Advanced 3D Printer Training

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$80

Take your 3D Printing Skills to the next level at Artisan's Asylum with an advanced course on 3D Printing! Topics to be explored include creating and optomizing your own Simplify 3D Profiles, and troubleshooting low print quality parts. Come out of the class as an advanced user in the digi-fab, which allows you to use your own filament, print with the filament in the "Advanced Users Only" box, and write your own simplify profiles for your unique use case.

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Build a Toy Box **Holiday Gift Idea**

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$100

Perfect for the holidays, this class is a one-day workshop that shows you how to assemble a solid wood toy box that will be the perfect present this year! This class is for students new to woodworking; you will receive an introduction to the basics of how to assemble your piece and how easy pocket hole joinery works. All materials will be pre-cut and ready for you to assemble. You can finish the toy box at home or schedule time to use the vented area in our facility.

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Intro to Machine Learning

December 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$100

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.

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Link Bracelet with Heart – *Holiday Gift Idea!*

December 19 @ 5:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$125

Class Fee: $125 / Materials fee: $20. Using eco-friendly recycled Argentium sterling silver, we’ll demystify this special sterling alloy and take advantage of its amazing fusing qualities, all while crafting a gorgeous tarnish-resistant gift for your loved one (or you!).

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January 2020

Introduction to TIG Welding

January 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mondays; 1/6/19-1/27/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$345

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.

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Tool Training & Testing: Jewelry Studio

January 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$95

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!

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Directed Open Jewelry Studio

January 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wednesdays, 1/15/19 - 1/29/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$195

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.

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Advanced 3D Printer Training

January 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$80

Class Description Take your 3D Printing Skills to the next level at Artisan's Asylum with an advanced course on 3D…

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Jewelry 101: Intro to Metalsmithing – Evening

January 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tuesdays, 1/21/19 - 3/3/19 
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$325

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.

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Intro to Machine Learning

January 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$100

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.

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Intro to Pulse Arc Welder

January 26, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$70

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

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Anodizing Titanium

January 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$55

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.

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February 2020

Tool Training: Bridgeport CNC Milling Machine

February 1, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
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Saturdays; 2/1/20 - 2/22/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$375

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.

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Intro to Machine Learning

February 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$100

Class Description Machine Learning is one of the fastest-growing fields in tech. Applications are nearly impossible to avoid. Intro to…

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Advanced 3D Printer Training

February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$80

Class Description Take your 3D Printing Skills to the next level at Artisan's Asylum with an advanced course on 3D…

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