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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

November 2019

Make a Pendant!

November 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$35

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

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Tool Training: Tablesaw Fundamentals

November 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tuesdays; 11/19/19 - 11/26/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$115

This class is designed to introduce students to using the table saw which is often the most important power tool in wood shops and woodworking. The focus will be as much hands-on time as is possible so that students will leave the class confident in their ability to explore many of the additional ways to use the table saw on their own or in further classes.

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Intro to VCarve and the Shopbot CNC router

November 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tuesdays, 11/19/19 - 12/10/19
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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December 2019

Figure Drawing Drop-In

December 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$25

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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Intro to VCarve and the Shopbot CNC router

December 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Tuesdays, 11/19/19 - 12/10/19
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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Letter Necklace – *Holiday Gift Idea!*

December 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$165

Class fee: $165 / Materials fee: $30. Create a one-of-a-kind Letter Necklace with the initial of your choice. You’ll handcraft the letter pendant using eco-friendly recycled sterling silver and be provided with an 18” chain to complete the necklace. No experience necessary.

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Winter Bike Riding & Maintenance

December 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$40

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

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Embroidery 101

December 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

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

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Introduction to Screen Printing: Weeknights

December 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Monday and Wednesday, 12/9/19 - 12/11/19
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! oin us for a two-evening class, and we'll take the mystery out of the process.

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Argentium Silver Earrings

December 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$90

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

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Intro to VCarve and the Shopbot CNC router

December 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Tuesdays, 11/19/19 - 12/10/19
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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Bag It – Sewing 101 Class

December 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

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

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Holiday Bling: A Handmade Ornament

December 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$65

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

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Tool Training: Intro to the Photo Studio

December 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 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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Advanced 3D Printer Training

December 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$80

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

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Build a Toy Box **Holiday Gift Idea**

December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$100

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

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Intro to Machine Learning

December 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$100

Machine Learning is one of the fastest-growing fields in tech. Applications are nearly impossible to avoid. Intro to machine learning will cover basic machine learning as well as some of the simplest algorithms which will get you real-time predictive answers.

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Laser Cut Ornaments

December 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
$45

Class DescriptionMake your own holiday ornaments with laser cutters! Holiday season is just around the corner, decorations are being made,…

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January 2020

Intro to SolidWorks

January 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Mondays; 1/6/20 - 2/3/20
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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Tool Training: Black Cat Labs Laser

January 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

Class fee: $120 / Materials fee: $5. Learn how to use Artisan's Black Cat Labs laser cutters to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles. Gain a solid understanding of what the machines can do and learn how to upload a file and run a cut and engrave. This class will cover the basics so that you will be able to operate the Black Cat Labs equipment unsupervised and in a safe and courteous manner.

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Figure Drawing Monthly Pass – March 2020

January 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
This pass good for Tuesdays in March
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$65

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: Intro to the Photo Studio

January 8 @ 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

Class Description This one session beginner class will train students on how to use the Asylum's new product photography studio…

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Jewelry 201: Setting Faceted Gemstones

January 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Wednesdays; 1/23/19 - 1/30/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$225

Class Fee: $225 / Materials Fee: $40. Build upon your Jewelry 101 skills and learn the art of setting faceted gemstones! In two evening sessions, we will cover how to set faceted gemstones in prongs (4-prong heads) and in small bezels, also known as tube-setting.

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Hands On Basic Electronics

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Mondays; 1/9/20 - 1/30/20
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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Family Class: Learn to 3D Print (Spanish Translation)

January 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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 3D printers work and how you can print a three-dimensional object from a computer file. Together learn how 3D printers 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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Family Class: Learn How to Laser Cut (Spanish Translation)

January 11 @ 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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Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weekends)

January 12 @ 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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Intro to SolidWorks

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Mondays; 1/6/20 - 2/3/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$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

January 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$25

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.

Find out more »

Figure Drawing Monthly Pass – March 2020

January 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
This pass good for Tuesdays in March
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$65

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: Woodshop 101

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Thursdays; 1/16/20 - 1/23/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

If you already have an idea of what you want to build, and you just want to learn how to safely use the basic tools you need (or just need a refresher), this Tool Training session is for you! This class teaches correct use of: the handheld power drill, impact driver, standing drill press, panel saw, circular saw, jig saw, scroll saw, spindle sander, belt sander and disc sander.

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Jewelry 201: Setting Faceted Gemstones

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Wednesdays; 1/23/19 - 1/30/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$225

Class Fee: $225 / Materials Fee: $40. Build upon your Jewelry 101 skills and learn the art of setting faceted gemstones! In two evening sessions, we will cover how to set faceted gemstones in prongs (4-prong heads) and in small bezels, also known as tube-setting.

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Build a Cherry Side Table PART 2

January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
See class listing for class dates and times.
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$400

This is Part 2 of a two-part series. 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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Hands On Basic Electronics

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Mondays; 1/9/20 - 1/30/20
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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Advanced 3D Printer Training

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

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

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Introduction to Screen Printing: Weekend Workshop

January 18 @ 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: Black Cat Labs Laser

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$120

Learn how to use Artisan's Black Cat Labs laser cutters to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles. Gain a solid understanding of what the machines can do and learn how to upload a file and run a cut and engrave. This class will cover the basics so that you will be able to operate the Black Cat Labs equipment unsupervised and in a safe and courteous manner.

Find out more »

Intro to SolidWorks

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Mondays; 1/6/20 - 2/3/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$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.

Find out more »

Tool Training: Woodshop 101

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Thursdays; 1/16/20 - 1/23/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$120

If you already have an idea of what you want to build, and you just want to learn how to safely use the basic tools you need (or just need a refresher), this Tool Training session is for you! This class teaches correct use of: the handheld power drill, impact driver, standing drill press, panel saw, circular saw, jig saw, scroll saw, spindle sander, belt sander and disc sander.

Find out more »

Figure Drawing Drop-In

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$25

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.

Find out more »

Figure Drawing Monthly Pass – March 2020

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
This pass good for Tuesdays in March
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$65

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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Intro to Machine Learning

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

Machine Learning is one of the fastest-growing fields in tech. Applications are nearly impossible to avoid. Intro to machine learning will cover basic machine learning as well as some of the simplest algorithms which will get you real-time predictive answers.

Find out more »

Hands On Basic Electronics

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Mondays; 1/9/20 - 1/30/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$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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Basket Making 101: Intro to Polish Bread Basket

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

Students will weave a small reed basket in a traditional Polish tatza basket pattern. Usually made from willow, we will be using hand-dyed rattan (reed) for a lovely basket suitable for use with fruit, rolls, cookies and the like. Students will receive a printed pattern and a choice of colored reeds. Finished dimensions: 8.75” diameter, 2” high

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Introduction to Lost Wax Casting (Part 1)

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Saturday/Sunday; 1/25/20 - 1/26/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$180

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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Intro to Pulse Arc Welder

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

The pulse-arc welder is a remarkable desktop machine for precision metal fabrication. In essence, it is a scaled-down TIG welder with a computer interface and microscope – which makes it a unique, high-end tool for joining, tacking, and repair of small items in any metal that can be welded, from steel and stainless steel to titanium, gold, copper and more

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Anodizing Titanium

January 26 @ 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 Lost Wax Casting (Part 1)

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Saturday/Sunday; 1/25/20 - 1/26/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$180

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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The Amazing Stamps Class — with Lasers!

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

Whether you’re an advanced user of laser cutters or a beginner, this course will guide you through the process of making a stamp to use yourself or give as a gift. Participants will learn how to design and fabricate their own stamp and all of the challenges that show up in the process of doing so. If you love making stamps and want to learn a neat way to do so, this is the perfect class for you!

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Intro to SolidWorks

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Mondays; 1/6/20 - 2/3/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$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.

Find out more »

Figure Drawing Monthly Pass – March 2020

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
This pass good for Tuesdays in March
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$65

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.

Find out more »

Hands On Basic Electronics

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Mondays; 1/9/20 - 1/30/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
+ Google Map
$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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February 2020

Tool Training: Bridgeport CNC Milling Machine

February 1 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Saturdays; 2/1/20 - 2/22/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$375

Class fee: $375 / Materials fee: $0. Learn to operate the Artisan's Asylym Bridgeport Series I Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) milling machine. CNC milling machines can be used to make parts that would be difficult or impossible to machine manually.

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Glass Enamel on Copper

February 1 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$200

Class cost: $200 / Material's Fee: $25 payable to Instructor. Learn to fuse glass enamel to copper in this weekend workshop! We will explore multiple enameling techniques: sifting, wetpacking, sgraffito, stencils, and embedding other elements using a small kiln for firing the pieces. Expect to create multiple enameled pieces for jewelry or wall hung paintings.

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Metalworking 101 – Cut, Grind, and Drill!

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$110

Class fee: $110 / Materials fee: $15. Metalworking 101 will provide the students with the bare minimum of training to start working in the Asylum's metal shop and is the perfect warm-up to Artisan's welding classes. The class consists of formal training from the instructor who will demonstrate safe and successful usage of each tool, describe and demonstrate best practices, and inform students of unsafe and undesirable outcomes. Each student will have hands-on time with each tool under supervision.

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Leatherworking 101: Make a Belt

February 1 @ 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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Introduction to Screen Printing: Weeknights

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Monday and Wednesday, 2/3/20 - 2/5/20
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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The Amazing Stamps Class — with Lasers!

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

Class fee: $50 / Materials fee: $10. Whether you’re an advanced user of laser cutters or a beginner, this course will guide you through the process of making a stamp to use yourself or give as a gift. Participants will learn how to design and fabricate their own stamp and all of the challenges that show up in the process of doing so. If you love making stamps and want to learn a neat way to do so, this is the perfect class for you!

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Intro to SolidWorks

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Mondays; 1/6/20 - 2/3/20
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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Tool Training: Black Cat Labs Laser

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

Class fee: $120 / Materials fee: $5. Learn how to use Artisan's Black Cat Labs laser cutters to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles. Gain a solid understanding of what the machines can do and learn how to upload a file and run a cut and engrave. This class will cover the basics so that you will be able to operate the Black Cat Labs equipment unsupervised and in a safe and courteous manner.

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The Amazing Stamps Class — with Lasers!

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

Class fee: $50 / Materials fee: $10. Whether you’re an advanced user of laser cutters or a beginner, this course will guide you through the process of making a stamp to use yourself or give as a gift. Participants will learn how to design and fabricate their own stamp and all of the challenges that show up in the process of doing so. If you love making stamps and want to learn a neat way to do so, this is the perfect class for you!

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Figure Drawing Month Pass – February 2020

February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
See course description for dates
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$48

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

February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Letter Necklace – *Valentines Gift Idea!*

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$165

Class fee: $165 / Materials fee: $30. Create a one-of-a-kind Letter Necklace with the initial of your choice. You’ll handcraft the letter pendant using eco-friendly recycled sterling silver and be provided with an 18” chain to complete the necklace. No experience necessary.

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Introduction to Screen Printing: Weeknights

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Monday and Wednesday, 2/3/20 - 2/5/20
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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Introduction to Fusion360: 3D Printing and Laser Cutting

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$175

A quick introduction to CAD (Computer Aided Design) systems using Fusion 360. This class will introduce students to the process and CAD workflow of transforming a 2D sketch into a 3D object from scratch. Students shall also become familiarized with concepts of digital fabrication tools (such as 3D printing and Laser fabrication offered at A2), design thinking, and how to export a 3D model for such fabrication methods. For 3D printing, students will gain an understanding how to use the CURA slicer to transform their 3D model into machine GCODE for printing. The instructor is also able to give advice on other slicers such as Simpify3D. The instructor, Chaz Hing, has several years of applied 3D design and 3D printing experience from his startup (ElevateShrimp.com) where he innovates for global consumers in the freshwater aquarium hobby industry.

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The Amazing Stamps Class — with Lasers!

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

Class fee: $50 / Materials fee: $10. Whether you’re an advanced user of laser cutters or a beginner, this course will guide you through the process of making a stamp to use yourself or give as a gift. Participants will learn how to design and fabricate their own stamp and all of the challenges that show up in the process of doing so. If you love making stamps and want to learn a neat way to do so, this is the perfect class for you!

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Tool Training: Metal Lathe

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Wednesdays, 2/5/20 – 2/12/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$160

In this class, you will learn how to 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: Bridgeport Mill

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Intro To Circuit Board Design Using KiCAD

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$85

Are you eager to begin designing your own circuit boards, but need help getting started? This class is a ‘quick on-ramp’ to DIY circuit board design using the popular open source circuit board design software KiCAD (free, runs on Linux / Mac / Windows). In this one-day course, we’ll use an example circuit and present the basics of schematic creation, footprint selection, board layout, and board production.

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Tool Training: Bridgeport CNC Milling Machine

February 8 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
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Saturdays; 2/1/20 - 2/22/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$375

Class fee: $375 / Materials fee: $0. Learn to operate the Artisan's Asylym Bridgeport Series I Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) milling machine. CNC milling machines can be used to make parts that would be difficult or impossible to machine manually.

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Make a Ring Workshop

February 8 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Saturday and Sunday; 2/8/2020 - 2/9/2020
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$215

Class fee: $215 / Materials fee: $35. 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 102 – Cut, Grind, and Punch!

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$115

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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The Amazing Stamps Class — with Lasers!

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

Class fee: $50 / Materials fee: $10. Whether you’re an advanced user of laser cutters or a beginner, this course will guide you through the process of making a stamp to use yourself or give as a gift. Participants will learn how to design and fabricate their own stamp and all of the challenges that show up in the process of doing so. If you love making stamps and want to learn a neat way to do so, this is the perfect class for you!

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Make a Ring Workshop

February 9 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Saturday and Sunday; 2/8/2020 - 2/9/2020
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$215

Class fee: $215 / Materials fee: $35. 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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Tool Training: 3D Printers (Weekends)

February 9 @ 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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Figure Drawing Month Pass – February 2020

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
See course description for dates
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$48

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

February 11 @ 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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Tool Training: Metal Lathe

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Wednesdays, 2/5/20 – 2/12/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$160

In this class, you will learn how to 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: Rough to Smooth – Using the Miter Saw, Bandsaw, Jointer, Planer and Sanders

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wednesdays; 2/12/20 - 2/19/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$145

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

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Intro to Machine Learning

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

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

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**Valentines Special** – Screenprinting Is For Lovers!

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$95

What better way to grow your love or friendship than by pulling your own custom prints together?! Pairs will use a pre-prepared screen with their design on it, and the instructor will help them make lovely one-color screen prints.

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Tool Training: Bridgeport Mill

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
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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Intro to Rapid PCB Prototyping: CNC Milling

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$90
rapid milling cnc

In this class we’ll cover the basics of circuit milling by using a popular hobbyist CNC device, the OtherMill, to produce an existing circuit board design. After taking the class, students will be able to use an OtherMill to produce their own circuit board designs, and discuss other open-source toolchains for circuit board production.

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Tool Training: Bridgeport CNC Milling Machine

February 15 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Saturdays; 2/1/20 - 2/22/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$375

Class fee: $375 / Materials fee: $0. Learn to operate the Artisan's Asylym Bridgeport Series I Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) milling machine. CNC milling machines can be used to make parts that would be difficult or impossible to machine manually.

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Family Class: Learn to 3D Print (Spanish/Portuguese Translation)

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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 3D printers work and how you can print a three-dimensional object from a computer file. Together learn how 3D printers 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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Introduction to Screen Printing: Weekend Workshop

February 15 @ 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/Portuguese Translation)

February 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 Portuguese Translation

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Make a Ukulele!

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$90

Develop your basic woodworking skills by building a ukulele from a simple wood kit. Sand, glue, assemble, and personalize your one-of-a-kind instrument and learn a few basic chords along the way.

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Tool Training: Black Cat Labs Laser

February 16 @ 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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Family Class: Screen Printing Together!

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$60

Class Fee $60 / Materials Fee $15. Family Screen Printing Class for ages 7 and up. This class focuses on family fun! Come learn the basics of screen printing in a casual print shop environment. It’s a great chance to explore a new skill and create something unique as a family. Send in the design that you want to print together and when you arrive, you and your child(ren) will be able to dive right into printing. The class will cover the basics of ink handling, pulling prints, and creative experimentation.

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CNC Plasma Cutter Table – Drawing, Operation, Parts!

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 2/18/20 - 2/20/20
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 Month Pass – February 2020

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
See course description for dates
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$48

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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Simple Intro to Vacuum Forming

February 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 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

February 18 @ 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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Rock the Serger – Make A Zippered Pouch

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$50

Class fee: $50 / Materials fee: $5. Interested in taking your sewing skills to the next level? A serger is a machine that trims the fabric, creates a seam, and overcasts the edge, all in one step. When used in tandem with a traditional sewing machine, the serger can increase sewing speed while simultaneously adding a professional touch to the project.

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Tool Training: Metal Lathe

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

In this class, you will learn how to precisely perform basic machining operations using the lathe. You will learn about tool selection, speeds and feeds, and how to use the DRO (Digital Read Out) to make precisely dimensioned parts. You will practice setting up the machine, use the 3-jaw chuck to securely hold work, change tools, and perform facing and turning cuts on aluminum stock.

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CNC Plasma Cutter Table – Drawing, Operation, Parts!

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 2/18/20 - 2/20/20
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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Tool Training: Bridgeport Mill

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Class (See all)
Thursdays; 12/5/19 - 12/12/19
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$160

In this class you will learn how to use the Bridgeport mill to perform basic precision machining operations. You will learn about tool selection, selecting spindle speeds, and climb milling vs. conventional milling. You will practice setting up the machine, holding work in the vise, changing tools and performing basic cuts.

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Advanced 3D Printer Training

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

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

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