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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

March 2020

Tool Training: Metal Lathe

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wednesdays, 3/4/20 - 3/11/20
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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Tool Review & Testing: Jewelry Studio

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Tool Review & Testing is designed for those with some level of jewelry experience, whether you're a hobbyist or a seasoned metalsmith. This session does not teach fabrication skills such as soldering, polishing, etc. Those who are new to jewelry-making or metalsmithing must take Jewelry 101 first.

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Introduction to the Raspberry Pi

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$150

Class fee: $200 / Materials fee: $90. This class will provide an overview of the Raspberry Pi and its operating system. Students will build simple applications using GPIO, a stepper motor and a camera module. Experience with Python and Linux would be useful but is not necessary.

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Tool Training: Bridgeport Mill

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thursdays; 3/5/20 – 3/12/20
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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Leatherworking 101: Make a Belt

March 7 @ 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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Leatherworking 102: Make A Wallet

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Class Description Expand on basic skills learned in Leatherworking 101 and learn new skills such as hand stitching, creating pockets,…

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Hands On Basic Electronics

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mondays, 3/9/20 - 3/30/20
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

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mondays; 3/2/20-3/23/20
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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Learn Lightroom Classic CC

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tuesday and Thursday; 3/10/20 - 3/12/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$125

We use Adobe Lightroom CC in our photo studio to capture photos and to organize, post-process, and export the results. Learn how to move from start to finish in Lightroom CC. We’ll start with the basics of importing & exporting, before diving into advanced post-processing such as color correction, noise reduction, curves adjustments. You’ll learn how to correct mistakes in exposure, crop your images, prepare files for web use, fix blemishes, and more. We’ll cover batch editing, so you’ll save time and achieve a consistent result with many images at a time. Finally, we’ll explore any advanced effects you might be interested in, such as adding vignetting or creating duotones.

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Art and Interactive Electronics

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tuesdays; 1/7/2020 - 1/14/2020
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

Class fee: $120 / Materials fee $30. Electronics are everywhere, and now, they are becoming part of our art. This four hour course
will introduce you to the Adafruit Circuit Playground, a wearable and relatively easy to program microcontroller/development board, that is based on the extremely popular Arduino platform, used throughout the world in many educational settings.

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Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weeknights)

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 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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Tool Training: Metal Lathe

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Wednesdays, 3/4/20 - 3/11/20
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.

Find out more »

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

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Wednesdays; 3/11/20 - 3/25/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$140

Class fee: $140 / Materials fee: $20. 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!

Find out more »

Learn Lightroom Classic CC

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Tuesday and Thursday; 3/10/20 - 3/12/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$125

We use Adobe Lightroom CC in our photo studio to capture photos and to organize, post-process, and export the results. Learn how to move from start to finish in Lightroom CC. We’ll start with the basics of importing & exporting, before diving into advanced post-processing such as color correction, noise reduction, curves adjustments. You’ll learn how to correct mistakes in exposure, crop your images, prepare files for web use, fix blemishes, and more. We’ll cover batch editing, so you’ll save time and achieve a consistent result with many images at a time. Finally, we’ll explore any advanced effects you might be interested in, such as adding vignetting or creating duotones.

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Tool Training: Bridgeport Mill

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thursdays; 3/5/20 – 3/12/20
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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Metalworking 101 – Cut, Grind, and Drill!

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$110

Class Cost: $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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Introduction to Screen Printing: Weekend Workshop

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

Class fee: $120 / Materials fee: $10. 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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Family Class: Learn How to Laser Cut (Spanish Translation)

March 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$80

In this fun and easy class, you and your child will learn how laser cutters work and how you can cut or engrave a variety of materials from a computer file. Together learn how laser cutters are used to create everyday objects and how to create new objects from your imagination. Classes will be taught at Artisan’s Asylum in English with Spanish translation.

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Basic MIG Welding

March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

Class fee: $120 / Materials fee: $30MIG 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 TIG Welding

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mondays; 3/2/20-3/23/20
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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CNC Plasma Cutter Table – Drawing, Operation, Parts!

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 3/17/20 - 3/20/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$300
metal class plasma

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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Figure Drawing Drop In

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$25

Class Description Figure Drawing is an open studio class where people of all artistic levels are invited to explore the…

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Art and Interactive Electronics

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Tuesdays; 1/7/2020 - 1/14/2020
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

Class fee: $120 / Materials fee $30. Electronics are everywhere, and now, they are becoming part of our art. This four hour course
will introduce you to the Adafruit Circuit Playground, a wearable and relatively easy to program microcontroller/development board, that is based on the extremely popular Arduino platform, used throughout the world in many educational settings.

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

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wednesdays; 3/11/20 - 3/25/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$140

Class fee: $140 / Materials fee: $20. 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: Intro to the Photo Studio

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$125
photo studio class

This one session beginner class will train students on how to use the Asylum's new product photography studio equipment safely, and will teach a start to finish digital workflow for typical small and large member projects, from jewelry to furniture.

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Guided Bike Tune-up

March 19 @ 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.

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Intro to Pulse Arc Welder

March 21 @ 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

March 21 @ 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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Introduction to TIG Welding

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mondays; 3/2/20-3/23/20
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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Figure Drawing Drop In

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Class Description Figure Drawing is an open studio class where people of all artistic levels are invited to explore the…

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

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Wednesdays; 3/11/20 - 3/25/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$140

Class fee: $140 / Materials fee: $20. 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!

Find out more »

Introduction to Screen Printing: Weekend Workshop

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

Class fee: $120 / Materials fee: $10. 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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Figure Drawing

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$25

Class Description Figure Drawing is an open studio class where people of all artistic levels are invited to explore the…

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April 2020

Intro to SolidWorks

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mondays; 3/30/20 - 5/4/20
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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Intro to SolidWorks

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mondays; 3/30/20 - 5/4/20
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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Intro to SolidWorks

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mondays; 3/30/20 - 5/4/20
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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Learn Online: Introduction to PCB Design in Autodesk Eagle

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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See course description for dates
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

This class goes over the basics of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design from basic concept to functional design that could be ordered and made into a functional PCB. The class is split into 3 sections; you can decide to take all three or take just the section you want to learn more about.

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May 2020

Learn Online: Introduction to PCB Design in Autodesk Eagle

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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See course description for dates
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

This class goes over the basics of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design from basic concept to functional design that could be ordered and made into a functional PCB. The class is split into 3 sections; you can decide to take all three or take just the section you want to learn more about.

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Learn Online: Introduction to PCB Design in Autodesk Eagle

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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See course description for dates
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

This class goes over the basics of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design from basic concept to functional design that could be ordered and made into a functional PCB. The class is split into 3 sections; you can decide to take all three or take just the section you want to learn more about.

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Intro to SolidWorks

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Mondays; 3/30/20 - 5/4/20
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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Intro to SolidWorks

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mondays; 3/30/20 - 5/4/20
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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Learn Online: Quick and Dirty Introduction to 3D Modeling (Fusion 360)

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$75

Learn in a 2-hour blast how to get started 3D Modeling using Fusion 360. If you have never 3D modeled, but want to, this class is the ideal way to get started. For those who have opened Fusion 360 and got confused with the interface, or are just interested in a refresher, we will be discussing the basics of how to use this incredible and versatile software. Topics Discussed will be Sketch Creation, Extrusion, Project Timeline, User Interface, Constraints, Parametric Modeling, and more!

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Learn Online: Robotics 101

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Saturdays; 5/23/20 - 6/13/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$325

This is a beginner's class in robotics specifically developed for on-line teaching through Zoom. Students will learn how to turn the Raspberry Pi (PI) into a powerful robot controller which may be programmed via the host computer (the one running Zoom). The Robot Kit developed for the class includes servo motors, a PI peripheral (HAT) with servo control capabilities and other sensor components. The robot kit also includes mechanical template designs so that a walking robot, a robot arm and a PI camera Pan-and-Tilt may all be created by the students at their location from simple materials.

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July 2020

Learn Online: Introduction to SketchUp

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wednesday; 7/8/20 - 7/22/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$150

This class teaches students the basics of the 3D modeling software, SketchUp, a program used by architects, designers, builders, makers and engineers. In this course, we will review the fundamentals of the interface and students will learn to draw forms and objects, add color and texture to their models, and edit prebuilt models to use in their designs. This course is recommended for students interested in incorporating 3D into their work and design process.

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August 2020

Leatherworking 101: Make a Belt

August 8 @ 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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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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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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Soldering Boot Camp

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
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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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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Screen Printing Workshop: Private Training @ Artisan’s [September 2020]

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Register for a private or semi-private workshop to learn how to screenprint at Artisan's Asylum. For your safety, private sessions…

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Navigating the Entrepreneurial Landscape: Artisans, Artisan’s & Makers

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$45

Join this virtual class to learn more about starting up your business as an artist, maker or creative! In this…

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Painting with Unconventional Materials

September 22 @ 6:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$75

"Paint" with us in this online class using collage and assemblage. Tuesdays at 6PM from 9/22 - 10/6 This class…

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Make Your Own Wooden Bottle Opener: A Couples & #Quarantinemate Class

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$120

A Private Class for Couples, Framily, and #Quarantinemates! Ages 18+ Have you ever seen a really cool handmade bottle opener,…

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Get Out The Vote With Artisan’s Asylum: A Poster Making Event

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States

Make a VOTE poster at our socially distanced, outdoor event making screen-printed posters for your home! Show off your civic…

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Painting & Drawing with Gouache

September 28 @ 6:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States

What the gouache?! Try out this water-soluble paint at home in our online class. Mondays; 9/28-10/19 Gouache is an amazing…

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October 2020

Navigating the Entrepreneurial Landscape: Artisans, Artists & Makers

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

Join this virtual class to learn more about starting up your business as an artist, maker or creative! In this…

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Monster Monstrosity! A Wire Sculpture Workshop

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - October 10 @ 3:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$80

A Semi-Private Class for Couples, Family, and #Quarantinemates! Saturdays; 10/3 - 10/10 for Ages 13+ In this two-part workshop, students…

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Photoshop for Photographers: How to Make a Fine-Art Print

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States

Join our online Photoshop for Photographers Mondays; 10/5/20 - 11/9/20 If you’re concerned that your print of a wonderful scene…

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Managing Through Uncertainty: A Workshop for Entrepreneurs

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

An online workshop for entrepreneurs and startup owners in creative fields. Demystify some of the more intimidating aspects of small…

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Table Saw Fundamentals

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$145

Class fee $115 / Materials fee $15. 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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Screen Printing Workshop: Private Training @ Artisan’s [October 2020]

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$125

Register for a private or semi-private workshop to learn how to screen print at Artisan’s Asylum. For your safety, private sessions will…

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3D Printers Workshop: Private Tool Training Session [October 2020]

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$85

Learn to 3D Print on multiple machines: Prusa, Markforged, etc. For your safety, private sessions will be arranged via email…

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Black Cat Laser Training Workshop: Private Tool Training [October 2020]

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$125

Register for a private session to receive training on the use and operation our Black Cat Laser machines at Artisan’s…

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Naturally Dye Your Own Face Mask At Home

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$39

Need a new face mask? Want to customize your own? Learn how in the 2hr virtual session. In a global…

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Monster Monstrosity! A Wire Sculpture Workshop

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$80

A Semi-Private Class for Couples, Family, and #Quarantinemates! Saturdays; 10/17 - 10/24 for Ages 13+ In this two-part workshop, students…

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Make Your Own Wooden Bottle Opener: A Couples & #Quarantinemate Class

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$120

A Private Class for Couples, Framily, and #Quarantinemates! Ages 18+ Have you ever seen a really cool handmade bottle opener,…

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Make Your Own Wooden Bottle Opener: A Couples & #Quarantinemate Class

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$120

A Private Class for Couples, Framily, and #Quarantinemates! Ages 18+ Have you ever seen a really cool handmade bottle opener,…

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Make Your Own Wooden Bottle Opener: A Couples & #Quarantinemate Class

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$120

A Private Class for Couples, Framily, and #Quarantinemates! Ages 18+ Have you ever seen a really cool handmade bottle opener,…

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Make Your Own Wooden Bottle Opener: A Couples & #Quarantinemate Class

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$120

A Private Class for Couples, Framily, and #Quarantinemates! Ages 18+ Have you ever seen a really cool handmade bottle opener,…

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Design a Bracelet Using Peyote Stitch

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$35

Sewing in jewelry making?Register to try it out at home! Learn how to use needle and thread to create cool,…

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Bridgeport CNC Milling Machine

October 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States

Learn CNC Milling at Artisan’s Asylum Thursdays; 10/29 - 11/19 Learn to operate the Artisan's Asylum Bridgeport Series I Computer…

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Design Your Own Chocolate Bar Mold: A Family & Couples’ Class

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$150

A Semi-private Class for Couples, Family, and #Quarantinemates! Ages 13+ Discover how to transform your artistic skills from sketch to…

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Black Cat Laser Training Workshop: Private Tool Training [October 2020]

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$125

Register for a private session to receive training on the use and operation our Black Cat Laser machines at Artisan’s…

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3D Printers Workshop: Private Tool Training Session [October 2020]

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$85

Learn to 3D Print on multiple machines: Prusa, Markforged, etc. For your safety, private sessions will be arranged via email…

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Screen Printing Workshop: Private Training @ Artisan’s [October 2020]

October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$125

Register for a private or semi-private workshop to learn how to screenprint at Artisan’s Asylum. For your safety, private sessions…

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November 2020

Design your own chocolate bar – for makers & chocolate lovers

November 2 @ 6:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States

Join our virtual class to make your very own chocolate bar mold using food-grade silicone. Discover how to transform your…

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Introduction to Fusion360: 3D Printing and Laser Cutting

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$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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Circuit Hacking Night Online with Artisan’s Asylum [November 2020]

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States

Got an electronics problem? We can help solve it! Come learn about electronics via Zoom with Artisan's Asylum! Whether you're…

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The Fine Art of Pencil Illustration [November 2020]

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$15

Relax and draw in this online class every Saturday morning at 10AM! Express yourself in this fun and relaxing drawing…

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Leatherworking 101: Make a Belt

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$55

Make Your Own Fun Fashion Statement in this semi-private class Class Description Over the course of 2.5 hours, this class…

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Make Your Own Wooden Bottle Opener: A Couples & #Quarantinemate Class

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$120

A Private Class for Couples, Framily, and #Quarantinemates! Ages 18+ Have you ever seen a really cool handmade bottle opener,…

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Make Your Own Wooden Bottle Opener: A Couples & #Quarantinemate Class

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$120

A Private Class for Couples, Framily, and #Quarantinemates! Ages 18+ Have you ever seen a really cool handmade bottle opener,…

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Circuit Hacking Night Online with Artisan’s Asylum[November 2020]

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States

Got an electronics problem? We can help solve it! Come learn about electronics via Zoom with Artisan's Asylum! Whether you're…

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The Fine Art of Pencil Illustration [November 2020]

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$15

Relax and draw in this online class every Saturday morning at 10AM! Express yourself in this fun and relaxing drawing…

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Naturally Dye Your Own Face Mask At Home

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$39

Need a new face mask? Want to customize your own? Learn how in the 2hr virtual session. In a global…

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Design A Chocolate Bar Mold

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$59

Join our virtual class to make your very own chocolate bar mold using food-grade silicone. Discover how to transform your…

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Circuit Hacking Night Online with Artisan’s Asylum[November 2020]

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States

Got an electronics problem? We can help solve it! Come learn about electronics via Zoom with Artisan's Asylum! Whether you're…

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Fusion 360: Design a Concept Car with Sculpt Tools

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$90

For those familiar with the basics of Fusion 360, this online course will help you to level up your design…

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The Fine Art of Pencil Illustration [November 2020]

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$15

Relax and draw in this online class every Saturday morning at 10AM! Express yourself in this fun and relaxing drawing…

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Circuit Hacking Night Online with Artisan’s Asylum [November 2020]

November 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States

Got an electronics problem? We can help solve it! Come learn about electronics via Zoom with Artisan's Asylum! Whether you're…

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The Fine Art of Pencil Illustration [November 2020]

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$15

Relax and draw in this online class every Saturday morning at 10AM! Express yourself in this fun and relaxing drawing…

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Screen Printing Workshop: Private Training [November 2020]

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$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: Private Tool Training Session [November 2020]

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

Learn to 3D Print on multiple machines: Prusa, Markforged, etc. For your safety, private sessions will be arranged on 11/30/2020,…

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Black Cat Laser Training Workshop: Private Tool Training [November 2020]

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

Register for a private session to receive training on the use and operation our Black Cat Laser machines at Artisan's…

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December 2020

Introduction to Fusion360: 3D Printing and Laser Cutting

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - December 3 @ 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$175

Learn to make COVID-19 PPE items in Fusion 360 for 3D Printing. Tuesday & Thursday 12/1 & 12/3 For anyone…

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Festive Figure Drawing

December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$25

Join us at Artisan's Asylum for a socially distanced figure drawing class. This socially-distanced class is open to people of…

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Painting with Unconventional Materials

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - December 17 @ 8:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$75

"Paint" with us in this online class using collage and assemblage. Thursdays at 6PM from 1/14-1/28 This class is for…

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Creating Gundam Plastic Models: A Couples & #Quarantinemates Class

December 3 @ 7:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States

A Private Class for Couples, Family, and #Quarantinemates! Ages 18+ Are you looking for a new hobby that you can…

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Make A Wooden Tray: A Couples & #Quarantinemates Class

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$80

A Private Class for Couples, Framily, and #Quarantinemates! Ages 18+ This class is an opportunity for couples or housemates to…

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