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Artisan’s Asylum

10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
617-284-6878 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

March 2019

Tool Training: Router Table Fundamentals

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs for 3 Mondays
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$145

The Router table is a very versatile tool in any woodshop. It can be used to cut a variety of edge profiles, duplicate patterns, and make dados. This class will cover the safe use of the router table for several common operations.

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How To Build A Cherry Side Table Part 1

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class meets 5 times, starting March 4
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$600

This hands-on class will introduce you to fine woodworking furniture. We will start from one rough lumber Cherry board to create a Shaker style Cherry Side Table with a drawer. The techniques and skills learned in this class will allow the student to approach any project size. With this class we will use virtually all the tools in the woodshop from Chisel to Tablesaw, Router, Band saw, Joiner, Planer and Miter saw. Demonstration on hand planing / sharpening if times allows.

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Introduction to TIG Welding

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 4 Mondays
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$365

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.

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Tool Training & Testing: Jewelry Studio

March 19 @ 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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Figure Drawing Drop-In

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$22

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.

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Tool Training: Tablesaw Fundamentals

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Tuesdays starting March 19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$130

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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Build a Cherry Side Table PART 2

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
See class listing for class dates and times.
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$650

This hands-on class will introduce you to fine woodworking furniture. We will start from one rough lumber Cherry board to create a Shaker style Cherry Side Table with a drawer. The techniques and skills learned in this class will allow the student to approach any project size. With this class we will use virtually all the tools in the woodshop from Chisel to Tablesaw, Router, Band saw, Joiner, Planer and Miter saw. Demonstration on hand planing / sharpening if times allows.

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Tool Training: Metal Lathe

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Wednesdays starting March 20th @ 7PM.
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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Jewelry 101: Intro to Metalsmithing – Days

March 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 6 Thursdays
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$355

We will start with learning how to saw shapes and designs. Next students will learn basic soldering techniques to produce a simple silver ring. Second, students will learn to texture using the rolling mill, with different metals and finishes. We will then take these pieces and use cold connections (rivets) to fabricate them into a pendant.

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Intro to VCarve and the Shopbot CNC router

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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This class runs 4 Thursdays
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$350

Learn to use the Asylum's ShopBot CNC Router, and the easy-to-use VCarve Pro - Edition CAM package for creating tool cut paths from 2D and 3D CAD drawing.

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Tool Training: Bridgeport Mill

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Thursdays
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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Bad Ass Home Ecc

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$135

Hanging anything from the wall can be a daunting experience. Just landed that great exhibition of your heavy and odd shaped sculpture? Want to build a shelf in your exposed brick wall apartment? We can help.

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Intro to Fusion 360

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class begins March 16 @ 12pm and runs two more Saturdays.
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$60

A quick introduction to CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems using Fusion 360. This class will introduce students to the process of sketching and 3D object creation for fabrication, mechanical and creative projects. Students familiar with the concepts of digital fabrication tools in this course will get the tools necessary to make their own objects.

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Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weekends)

March 24 @ 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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Tool Training: Black Cat Labs Laser

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$125

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.
The first half of the class will cover some laser cutting basics, safety, and operational procedure. The second half is more hands-on in that you will be guided through cutting and engraving some fun shapes and designs out of wood and acrylic to take home.

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Watercolor

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 3 Mondays
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$90

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

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CNC Plasma Cutter Table – Drawing, Operation, Parts!

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs March 25, 26 and 27
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$300

The most Metal of all the metalworking classes. This class will provide students with the skills needed to operate our CNC plasma cutter - the custom 4'x8' bed, 85-amp Torchmate 2. This killer tool has the capacity to cut 5/8" thick sheet steel at 60% duty cycle, and the capability of cutting through up to 1-1/4" steel with an edge start, as well as doing detail cutting in sheet metal. This tool takes your drawing files and turns them into computer-cut metal, at cut speeds upwards of 220 inches per minute.

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Intro to SolidWorks

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This event runs 5 Mondays, starting on March 25
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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Figure Drawing Drop-In

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$22

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.

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Guided Bike Tune Up

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$80

Tired of taking your bike to the shop for a tune-up? Learn to do this basic maintenance yourself and how to identify and fix small problems before they put your bike out of commission. Give your bike a tune-up with the guidance of an experienced mechanic.

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Guided Bike Tune Up

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$80

Tired of taking your bike to the shop for a tune up? Learn to do this basic maintenance yourself and how to identify and fix small problems before they put your bike out of commission.  Give your bike a tune up with the guidance of an experienced mechanic. In this class the instructor will walk you through an evaluation of your bike to find any potential problems and then guide you through the steps required to fix those problems.

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Anodizing Titanium

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$65

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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April 2019

Directed Open Jewelry Studio

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 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: Router Table Fundamentals

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs for 3 Mondays starting April 1
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$145

The Router table is a very versatile tool in any woodshop. It can be used to cut a variety of edge profiles, duplicate patterns, and make dados. This class will cover the safe use of the router table for several common operations.

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How To Build A Cherry Side Table Part 1

April 1 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This is a 5-session class beginning April 1
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$600

This hands-on class will introduce you to fine woodworking furniture. We will start from one rough lumber Cherry board to create a Shaker style Cherry Side Table with a drawer. The techniques and skills learned in this class will allow the student to approach any project size. With this class we will use virtually all the tools in the woodshop.

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CNC Plasma Cutter Table – Drawing, Operation, Parts!

April 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs April 1, 2, and 3.
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$300

The most Metal of all the metalworking classes. This class will provide students with the skills needed to operate our CNC plasma cutter - the custom 4'x8' bed, 85-amp Torchmate 2. This tool takes your drawing files and turns them into computer-cut metal, at cut speeds upwards of 220 inches per minute.

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Jewelry 101: Intro to Metalsmithing – Evening

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 7 Tuesdays, starting Jan 29
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$365

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.

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Figure Drawing Drop-In

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$22

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.

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Figure Drawing Monthly Pass – April 2019

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This pass good for Tuesdays in April
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$60

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.

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Tool Training: Tablesaw Fundamentals

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Tuesdays starting April 2
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$130

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.

Find out more »

Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weeknights)

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$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: Metal Lathe

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Wednesdays starting April 3 @ 7PM.
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$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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Tool Training: Wood Lathe

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 3 Thursdays, starting April 4
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$215

The wood lathe is a fantastic tool for adding artistic flourishes to woodworking projects. In this class students will learn the basics of spindle turning and safe operation of the lathe. Topics covered will be the anatomy of the lathe, project planning including ways of mounting stock to the lathe as well as turning tools and their various purposes.

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Make a Pendant!

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$45

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: Bridgeport Mill

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Thursdays
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: CNC Lathe

April 6 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 4 Saturdays
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Class Description If you are familiar with turning on a manual lathe, you are also familiar with their limitations. This…

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Make a Ring Workshop

April 6 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs Saturday and Sunday
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Spend a weekend in the Artisan’s Asylum jewelry studio learning to make several rings!! Starting with a simple soldered brass band ring, students will learn the basics of measuring, sawing and shaping your ring.

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Metalworking 101 – Cut, Grind, and Drill!

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$125

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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Vinyl cutter: Make Your Own Decal!

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

Learn how to use the in-house large-format vinyl cutter, and how to weed, transfer, and apply your vinyl decals. In addition, you'll learn about the wide variety of applications for vinyl including signs, car decals (bumper/window stickers), laptop decals, home decor, masking intricate designs for painting, and other projects! During this class, you will be making your very own vinyl decals to keep for yourself, or to give as a gift.

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Introduction to Screen Printing: Weekend Workshop

April 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$130

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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Basic MIG Welding

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$150

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.

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Guided Bike Tune Up

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$80

Tired of taking your bike to the shop for a tune up? Learn to do this basic maintenance yourself and how to identify and fix small problems before they put your bike out of commission.  Give your bike a tune up with the guidance of an experienced mechanic. In this class the instructor will walk you through an evaluation of your bike to find any potential problems and then guide you through the steps required to fix those problems.

Find out more »

Directed Open Jewelry Studio

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$40

Class Description Work independently in our Jewelry Shop under the guidance of an experienced professional jeweler who can help you…

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CNC Plasma Cutter Table – Drawing, Operation, Parts!

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs April 8, 9, 10.
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$300

The most Metal of all the metalworking classes. This class will provide students with the skills needed to operate our CNC plasma cutter - the custom 4'x8' bed, 85-amp Torchmate 2. This tool takes your drawing files and turns them into computer-cut metal, at cut speeds upwards of 220 inches per minute.

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Hands On Basic Electronics

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 4 Mondays beginning on April 8
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$255

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

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 4 Mondays
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$365

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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Figure Drawing Drop-In

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$22

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.

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

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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This class runs 2 Wednesdays
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$140

Class Description After selecting and purchasing lumber, the next step in any woodworking project is to flatten and straighten the…

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Bicycle Maintenance I

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 4 Thursdays, starting April 11
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$140

Learn how to maintain your bicycle with demonstrations and by getting your hands dirty! This is a basic course, and some bicycle types may be outside of the scope of the course. However, the course does reach a level of detail at which students who are intending to expand their knowledge of bicycles find it helpful to do some light note-taking during lecture time.

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Metalworking 102 – Cut, Grind, and Punch!

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$125

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.

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Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weekends)

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$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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Basic MIG Welding

April 14 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$150

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.

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Introduction to Screen Printing: Weeknights

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs Monday and Thursday, starting April 15.
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$130

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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CNC Plasma Cutter Table – Drawing, Operation, Parts!

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs April 15, 16, and 17.
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$300

The most Metal of all the metalworking classes. This class will provide students with the skills needed to operate our CNC plasma cutter - the custom 4'x8' bed, 85-amp Torchmate 2. This tool takes your drawing files and turns them into computer-cut metal, at cut speeds upwards of 220 inches per minute.

Find out more »

Figure Drawing Drop-In

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$22

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.

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Tool Training: Tablesaw Fundamentals

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Tuesdays starting April 16
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$130

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

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Wednesdays starting April 17th @ 7PM.
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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Introduction to Lost Wax Casting

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 3 Thursdays
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$300

Lost Wax (Investment) Casting is the art of casting a metal piece from a wax model, which is destroyed in the process. This technique can be used to produce jewelry, small sculpture, and parts for fabrication.

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Tool Training: Bridgeport Mill

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Thursdays starting on April 18 @ 7PM
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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Guided Bike Tune Up

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$80

Tired of taking your bike to the shop for a tune up? Learn to do this basic maintenance yourself and how to identify and fix small problems before they put your bike out of commission.  Give your bike a tune up with the guidance of an experienced mechanic. In this class the instructor will walk you through an evaluation of your bike to find any potential problems and then guide you through the steps required to fix those problems.

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Directed Open Jewelry Studio

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 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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Intro to Metal Fabrication: Build a Tractor Seat Stool

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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This class runs April 22, 23, and 24.
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$350

Build a badass stool in the metal shop! In this class, each student will fabricate a stool from scratch, upcycling a seat from a mid-century Ford tractor for the seat component. This class is intended for students with some beginner level experience that are looking to improve their welding and metal shop skills.

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Figure Drawing Drop-In

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$22

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.

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Bag It – Sewing 101 Class

April 24 @ 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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Glass Enamel on Copper

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$190

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.

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Intro to Robotics Using Raspberry Pi and Arduino

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$295

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.

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Textiles 101: Felting, Coiling and Weaving

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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See class description for available dates
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$300

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.

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Introduction To Screen Printing: Weekend Workshop

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$130

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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Intro to Metal Fabrication: Build a Tractor Seat Stool

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs April 29, 30, and May 1.
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$350

Build a badass stool in the metal shop! In this class, each student will fabricate a stool from scratch, upcycling a seat from a mid-century Ford tractor for the seat component. This class is intended for students with some beginner level experience that are looking to improve their welding and metal shop skills.

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Simple Intro to Vacuum Forming

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$75

This class will be a quick and dirty intro to using the vacuum former, and how to design for vacuum forming.

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Tool Training & Testing: Jewelry Studio

April 30 @ 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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Figure Drawing Drop-In

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$22

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!

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May 2019

Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weeknights)

May 1 @ 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: Wood Lathe

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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This class runs 3 Thursdays starting May 2
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$215

The wood lathe is a fantastic tool for adding artistic flourishes to woodworking projects. In this class students will learn the basics of spindle turning and safe operation of the lathe. Topics covered will be the anatomy of the lathe, project planning including ways of mounting stock to the lathe as well as turning tools and their various purposes.

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Metalworking 101 – Cut, Grind, and Drill!

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$125

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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Introduction To Screen Printing: Weekend Workshop

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$130

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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Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weekends)

May 5 @ 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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Basic MIG Welding

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$150

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.

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Tool Training: Router Table Fundamentals

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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This class runs for 3 Mondays starting May 6
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$145

The Router table is a very versatile tool in any woodshop. It can be used to cut a variety of edge profiles, duplicate patterns, and make dados. This class will cover the safe use of the router table for several common operations.

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Simple Intro to Vacuum Forming

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$75

This class will be a quick and dirty intro to using the vacuum former, and how to design for vacuum forming.

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Introduction to TIG Welding

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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This class runs 4 Mondays
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$365

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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Figure Drawing Monthly Pass – May 2019

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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This pass good for Tuesdays in May
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$60

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.

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Figure Drawing Drop-In

May 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$22

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.

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Tool Training: Tablesaw Fundamentals

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Tuesdays starting May 7
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$130

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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Link Bracelet with Heart – *Mother’s Day gift idea!*

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$145

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

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)

An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 15, 2019

Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$140

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: Metal Lathe

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Wednesdays starting May 8 @ 7PM
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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Directed Open Jewelry Studio

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 3 Thursdays
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$195

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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Hands On Basic Electronics

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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This class runs 4 Thursdays beginning on May 9
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$255

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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Guided Bike Tune Up

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

Tired of taking your bike to the shop for a tune up? Learn to do this basic maintenance yourself and how to identify and fix small problems before they put your bike out of commission.  Give your bike a tune up with the guidance of an experienced mechanic. In this class the instructor will walk you through an evaluation of your bike to find any potential problems and then guide you through the steps required to fix those problems.

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Tool Training: Bridgeport Mill

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 2 Thursdays starting on May 9 @ 7PM
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: Bridgeport CNC Milling Machine

May 11 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This class runs 4 Saturdays
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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Metalworking 102 – Cut, Grind, and Punch!

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$125

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.

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Basic MIG Welding

May 12 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$150

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. 

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Introduction To Screen Printing: Weeknights

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  |   Multiple Session Class (See all dates)
This 2-session class runs both Monday and Thursday, starting May 13.
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$130

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.

Find out more »

Simple Intro to Vacuum Forming

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$75

This class will be a quick and dirty intro to using the vacuum former, and how to design for vacuum forming.

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Figure Drawing Drop-In

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$60

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.

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Tool Training & Testing: Jewelry Studio

May 15 @ 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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Bicycle Maintenance: Pre-ride Check

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$30

Anyone who rides a bicycle should know how to do some simple maintenance tasks. This class will start with a pre-ride checklist and go through basic chain maintenance, bike cleaning, and tasks that should be performed between major service and will help ensure that you catch any potential minor issues before they become major problems.

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Figure Drawing Drop-In

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$60

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.

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