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Artisan’s Asylum

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10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
www.artisansasylum.com

Artisan’s is a 40,000sf. member-powered studio and fabrication facility in Somerville dedicated to advancing hands-on arts and sciences.

Open to the public 12:00PM to 10:00PM MON-THU and 10:00AM to 6:00PM FRI-SAT
Tours run at 2:00 and 8:00PM MON-THU, 3:00PM FRI and 2:00 and 4:00PM SAT, SUN

August 2020

Simple Wire Sculpture: Making A Plant Hanger

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$49
wire

For a safer in-person, public experience, join this 2hr workshop in our jewelry shop to learn more about wire wrapping…

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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
education

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

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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