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Artisan’s Asylum

August 2020

Printmaking Without A Press (And At Home)

August 12 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
$108

Class Description This virtual course is for students who are interested in learning how to make prints without needing access…

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Soldering Boot Camp

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Saturday and Sunday, 8/15/2020 - 8/16/2020
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$250

Soldering is one of the most involved and challenging process of jewelry fabrication. Over the course of two days, you will learn about the jewelry torch system and safety, different types of flame and torch size, understanding melting points in solders, annealing and the various soldering surfaces and flux. If time permits, we will tackle a ring fusing project with Argentium.

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Tool Training: Black Cat Labs Laser

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$125

Register for private 1:1 sessions that will be scheduled in August/September. 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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Screen Printing Workshop: Private Training [August 2020]

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$125

Register for a private class by reserving a spot today. 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 weekend 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.

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3D Printers Workshop: Tool Training Session [August 2020]

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$85
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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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Leatherworking 101: Make a Belt

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 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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September 2020

Design A Bracelet Using Peyote Stitch

September 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$35

Learn how to use needle and thread to create cool, intricate jewelry. The unisex bracelet design taught in this class combines a traditional beading technique with unconventional materials—stainless steel hexnuts!—to create a modern, industrial look.

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The Fine Art of Pencil Illustration & Drawing From the Natural World

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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$15

Express yourself in this fun and relaxing drawing class! Whether you are a professional artist or looking to try your hand at illustration for the first time, this weekend session will guide you through the basics of pencil drawing. In this class, we will cover basic techniques and advanced students can gain additional insight on how to improve their artwork. Students will have a completed drawing to share and many take-away skills to complement their own work. An image from nature will be provided for the online class.

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Watercolor Workshop

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thursdays; 9/10/20 - 10/8/20. 
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$220

Watercolor painting offers some of the most immediate and exciting results in art-making. In this class, we will explore brushstrokes, textures, washes and the wonderful color effects that can be achieved with overlapping transparent brush strokes. After introductory exercises,  participants will be encouraged to seek their own direction and personal style.

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Naturally Dye Your Own Face Mask At Home

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$39

In a global crisis, there is one simple thing we can do to help each other at this time: wear a face mask. But if you don't have enough masks, or you want a chance to customize your own, this class will teach you how. In this 2hr online class, you will learn to hand sew (no sewing machine) a face mask and then naturally tye-dye it with one of the natural recipes provided.

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