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Somerville Massachusetts is an urban industrial city located northwest of Boston along the divide between the lower Charles and Mystic River watersheds. In its earliest history Somerville served as the grazing lands for the residents and farmers of Charlestown and had only a few scattered permanent settlements. This is a sharp contrast to the Somerville of today which is comprised of 4.1 square miles and has a total population of over 77,400 people making it the most densely populated community in New England!

Somerville was established as a town in 1842 and its population grew in leaps and bounds from that time forward. Many of the new settlers worked in the brick yards producing as many as 1.3 million bricks a year by hand or 5.5 million with a new press. At its highest point in production the town was turning out 24 million bricks being made in 12 brick yards in the city.

By the end of 1851, heavy industry was prominent here and was soon followed by rolling and slitting mills, iron works and manufacturers of steam engines and boilers. With the establishment of the street car lines, Somerville's population again exploded growing to six times its number between 1870 and 1915. The scale of the meat packing industry earned Somerville the reputation as the Chicago of New England. The city's population reached its peak during the Second World War when almost 106,000 people were said to create a density greater than that of Calcutta!

Closely built two families and triple-deckers fill the city to house its dense and diversified people. Today, Somerville is a mix of blue-collar families, young professionals and recent immigrants. It is known for its large number of city squares which help mark neighborhood boundaries. Among those most active today are Davis Square, Union Square, Ball Square, Teele Square and Magoun Square.

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Open Mic with Dr Grant
When: Sep 10, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $0.00 (Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19 )
The Brooklyns- The Liz Borden Band
Show starts at 9:30 pm

When: Sep 6, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 06 Sep 2014 20 )
Jewelry Shop Guided Projects Workday DECEMBER


Description:

Yes! The Asylum's recently upgraded Hot Craft area is ready and waiting for new jewelry students!

Taken some classes in jewelry-making and ready to start out on your own projects, but still uncomfortable working by yourself? Perhaps there is a technique you learned briefly in Jewelry I or II but you'd like to explore it more? Want an expert's opinion to help when you reach a project snag? Join Karen for a full day of Directed Open Studio! Students can work on a project of their choice. With personalized attention, students will be guided into problem solving, tackling more complex design, soldering solutions and introduction to different tooling.

Class Goals:

Students will proceed swiftly and successfully through independent projects with the help of expert guidance, and gain enough further knowledge of the tools around them in order to be confident working independently in the Artisan's Asylum jewelry studio (or in their own).

Prerequisites:

Jewelry I at Artisans Asylum or proof of basic skills by appointment with the instructor. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

Tools and regular consumables available to Asylum members will be available for all students during this class.

What to Bring:

Any ideas, personal tools, and materials required for your project. Please wear close-toed shoes and use hair ties to secure long hair. An apron is great for keeping your clothes from destruction but is optional.

Instructor Biography:

 

Karen Christians is an educator and maker in the metal arts. She developed the metals program at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, founded Metalwerx in Waltham, a non-profit school for jewelry and the metal arts, and the new jewelry section of the Hot Craft Studio at Artisans Asylum in Somerville. She teaches nationally, lectures around the country, and is published in many professional and technical magazines. She is the author of the book, Making the Most of Your Flex-Shaft. Karen holds a BFA with High Honors from the Massachusetts College of Art. She is currently writing a second book which was successfully funded on Kickstarter this spring, The Jewelry of the Playa: Making, Collecting, and Gifting at Burning Man.

Event Time:

This one-day workshop will run Sunday, December 7, 10:00am - 5:00pm

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Dec 7, 2014 10 AM to Dec 7, 2014 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 07 Dec 2014 10 )
Woodworking: Build A Chair SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

 

 

Description:

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking! From roughcut hardwood you will plane, shape, mortise, tenon, and sand your way to the construction of a stable and long lasting chair. By the end of this class you will be able to comfortably and confidently operate the majority of the Artisan's Asylum woodworking tools and will have learned the fundamentals of wood furniture design and construction. 

This class starts at the very beginning, with the first two weeks being basic training and testing on the tools.

This is an involved process - students should expect to spend time working in their chair outside of class in order to finish in the time allotted. Students without memberships to Artisan's Asylum should purchase the non-member option above in order to get access to the facility outside of class time.

Class Goals:

This class will be provide students with familiarity and skill in the use of professional woodworking tools and techniques. Students will also learn design concepts for woodworking and at the end of the class will have made a beautiful and functional hardwood chair. 

Students who successfully complete this class will be authorized to use the Artisan's Asylum bandsaw, sander, table saw, jointer, and planer unsupervised as members.

Prerequisites:

No technical experience necessary. This class starts at the very beginning, with the first two weeks providing basic training and testing on the tools. Students must be 18 years or older.

Materials: 

All the practice and final project materials are covered by the $60 materials fee included in the ticket price.

Instructor Biography:

A recent graduate of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Chris Fitzhugh has been constructing cabinetry, tea chests, lofts, and numerous other woodworking projects for the past decade in his family's VT woodshop. He brings his background in mechanical design and precision machining to the art of fine woodworking and is focused on providing students with the design understanding and practical skills needed to construct beautiful and functional items out of wood. Chris has previously taught "Building the Asylum" and is excited to be returning to teaching classes after a long hiatus. In his spare time Chris has co-founded a startup that is helping researchers push the boundaries of robotics research. 

 Event Time: 

*Students should expect to spend at least as much time working on their chairs outside of class as in it. For those without memberships, access to the Asylum for a 5-day pass to work on projects outside of class time is covered by the Non-member class fee.

Pre-Session: Tool Training -- Thursday, September 11, 7:00-9:30PM

Pre-Session: Tool Testing -- Thursday, September 18, 7:00-9:30PM

**No Class September 25 - Rosh Hashana**

Session 1: Thursday, October 2, 7:00-9:30PM

Session 2: Thursday, October 9, 7:00-9:30PM

Session 3: Thursday, October 16, 7:00-9:30PM

Session 4: Thursday, October 23, 7:00-9:30PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.




When: Sep 11, 2014 7 PM to Oct 23, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19 )
9.19 @ PA's Lounge w/ The Heartsleeves, Arlen, Surprise Party + Aaron Zimmer

 

WEMF Presents...



9- 9:40            The Heartsleeves   

9:55- 10:35     Aaron Zimmer      

10:50- 11:40   Arlen                  

11:45- 12:30   Surprise Party         



8:30 Doors
21+
$10 at the door




When: Sep 19, 2014 8 PM to Sep 19, 2014 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20 )
THE OUD AND THE MIDDLE EASTERN SCALES
Wednesdays: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Session I:  September 3, 10, 17, 24;  October 1, 8, 15
Session II:  October 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26;  December 3, 10

This class is designed for both beginners and intermediate level students. Students will get introduced to Arabicmusic by learning the Arabic scales “Makamat” through playing musical compositions.  They will also have brief look at the history and the importance of the Oud in Mid-Eastern Music. In addition, students will learn how to hold the instrument and the pick, the positioning and understanding of the quarter tone, and how to tune the strings.

About the instructor: Nabil Ata was born in Lebanon and immigrated to Massachusetts in March, 1973. He has been focusing on singing the classics in the Arabic language, like “Mouwashahaat and Adwaar.” He established “Tarab Chrous” in 1997.

Cost: $200/sessionTO REGISTER FOR SESSION I, CLICK HERE.

To purchase Oud: Unique Strings
165 Belmont St, Belmont, MA 02478? (617) 489-1254
http://www.ebay.com/bhp/arabic-musical-instruments
http://www.keshav-music.com/strings_me.php
http://www.mid-east.com/



When: Sep 3, 2014 7 PM to Oct 15, 2014 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19 )
Introduction to Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems: FALL 2014

Description:

Have you ever wanted to design mechanisms that move really heavy or large things simply and easily? Do you have any applications that call for controlled linear motion? Are you frustrated with an engineering education that left out a practical grounding in fluid power? Come to Artisan's Asylum in February and learn how to design and assemble pneumatic and hydraulic systems!

Most engineers, designers and hobbyists are familiar with electric motors and their limitations. As a rule, motors tend to spin too quickly for most applications without substantial gearing, they tend to be fairly weak for their size, and they can be very complicated to control for amateurs. They're great for small, simple projects, but stop being as useful when projects start scaling up in size. Pneumatic and hydraulic systems pick up where electric motors leave off!

Pneumatic (air-powered) and hydraulic (liquid-powered) power transmission systems can simply and easily generate hundreds, to thousands, to tens of thousands of pounds of force instantaneously, and hold those forces indefinitely. They can be incredibly easy to assemble (once you know what parts to order), they're easy to control with simple relay circuits, and they're a breeze to design compared to electric systems. The big challenges involved in making use of them are knowing enough about them to design and assemble them safely, getting to know the symbolic language in which their circuits are drawn, knowing where to source components, and getting experience by making enough circuits to get used to the process.

This class will introduce students to the theory, design, and practical assembly of pneumatic and hydraulic circuits. Students will be taught the underlying principles behind each style of power transmission, will get to assemble several different circuits of each type of power transmission, will get to design their own circuits, and will go through the process of sourcing components from fluid power vendors.

Note: This class is offered as a full 8-course introduction to fluid power systems, but students can choose to participate in either pneumatics or hydraulics individually.

Class Goals:

The goal of this class will be to give students a robust introduction to hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Students should be able to assemble hydraulic and pneumatic systems given standard schematics, and should be able to design basic fluid power systems independently by the end of the class.

Prerequisites:

No previous experience necessary. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

All hydraulic and pneumatic system components will be provided as class items, and will remain at Artisan's Asylum.

What to Bring:

Students should wear clothing appropriate for a shop environment. On days where the class works with hydraulic systems, students should expect to get hydraulic oil on their clothes and skin. Students should wear work clothing they are willing to throw away at the end of class in case it gets too oily.

Instructor Biography:

Gui Cavalcanti is the co-founder and President of Artisan's Asylum. Currently, he's leading the mechanical design of Stompy, a 4,000 pound, 18-foot-wide, 10-foot-tall, 6-legged hydraulic walking robot that seats two, developed by Project Hexapod (a company he cofounded with James Whong and Dan Cody). He worked as a robotics engineer and systems integrator at Boston Dynamics, working on cutting edge mechanical design and systems integration for highly dynamic legged robots like BigDog, AlphaDog, and PETMAN. He was the Systems Integrator for the LS3 project, coordinating the joint engineering and development of multiple subcontractors and engineers. Over the course of his career he has also developed the mechanical systems for a robotic tuna, several robotic snakes, an ornithopter, and other robotic animals.


Event Time:

Session 1: Wednesday, September 3, 7:00PM - 9:30PM (Introduction to Pneumatics)

Session 2: Wednesday, September 10, 7:00PM - 9:30PM (Pneumatics Class 1)

Session 3: Wednesday, September 17, 7:00PM - 9:30PM (Pneumatics Class 2)

Session 4: Wednesday, September 24, 7:00PM - 9:30PM (Pneumatics Class 3)

Session 5: Wednesday, October 1, 7:00PM - 9:30PM (Introduction to Hydraulics)

Session 6: Wednesday, October 8, 7:00PM - 9:30PM (Hydraulics Class 1)

Session 7: Wednesday, October 15, 7:00PM - 9:30PM (Hydraulics Class 2)

Session 8: Wednesday, October 22, 7:00PM - 9:30PM (Hydraulics Class 3)

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Sep 3, 2014 7 PM to Oct 22, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19 )
COLLOQUIAL ARABIC – BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE LEVANTINE ARABIC
Beginners: 
Saturdays:  10:00 am – 11:30 am
Session I:   September 13, 20, 27;  October 4, 11, 18, 25
Session II:  November 1, 8, 15, 22;  December 6, 13, 20


This level is best suited for beginners who have had little or no exposure to the Arabic language. We will be covering the Arabic alphabet and explaining the differences in pronunciation between the modern standard Arabic and the Levantine dialects. We will also cover some basic conversational skills.

Our colloquial language courses progressively move students from no knowledge of the Arabic language to being able to deal with a variety of real- life situations such as directing a taxi, answering the phone, dealing with groceries, speaking on the phone, etc. Students will also be exposed to very basic reading and writing skills such as road signs, Arabic numbers, restaurant menus, bills and signing your name and phone number in Arabic.

Cost: $250/sessionTO REGISTER FOR SESSION I, CLICK HERE.

 Intermediate:
Saturdays at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Session I:  September 13, 20, 27;  October 4, 11, 18, 25
Session II: November 1, 8, 15, 22;  December 6, 13, 20

This level is best suited for students who have had previous experience with the Arabic language either colloquial or formal Arabic. The instructor will help to build students vocabulary, sentence structure and pronunciation in Levantine dialect.

Our colloquial language courses progressively move students from no knowledge of the Arabic language to being able to deal with a variety of real- life situations such as directing a taxi, answering the phone,dealing with groceries, speaking on the phone, etc. Students will also be exposed to very basic reading and writing skills such as road signs, Arabic numbers, restaurant menus, bills and signing your name and phone number in Arabic.

Cost: $250/sessionTO REGISTER FOR SESSION I, CLICK HERE.




When: Sep 13, 2014 10 AM to Oct 25, 2014 1 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10 )
Geek Comedy Night
Planet blow up? Radioactive spider bite driving you NUTS? Have Canadian scientists used their socialist medicine to plate your bones in adamantium? Need a laugh to get over the trauma? You're in luck--Geek Comedy Night is here to help! That's right GEEK WEEK Comedy is now in a delicious monthly dose as Geek Comedy Night at Comicazi in Davis Square. Witness Geek Comedy Night creator Kevin Harrington host his horde of comedy heroes as they reveal a diabolical blend of comedy, music, and mayhem. Join us the 1st Saturday of every month 8pm at Comicazi. For more information on Geek Comedy Night, please visit their website at www.geekweekcomedy.com or follow them on Twitter @GeekComedyNight. For more information on events like this and more, please visit www.comicazi.com for a full calendar.



When: Sep 6, 2014 8 PM to Sep 6, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 6.77 - 6.77 USD (Sat, 06 Sep 2014 20 )
RHYTHMS OF THE EAST – TABLA CLASS (ARABIC PERCUSSION)
PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.  COST: $65 PER HOUR.
TO ARRANGE A PRIVATE LESSON, PLEASE EMAIL US AT INFO@CACBOSTON.ORG.

To purchase Tabla:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/
http://www.ebay.com/bhp/arabic-musical-instruments
http://www.keshav-music.com/drums_me.php
http://www.mid-east.com/
https://www.google.com/search?q=meinl+doumbek&client=safari&hl=en&source=univ&tbm=shop&sa=X&ei=o-EIUqeAC–yygGG1IEw&ved=0CDUQsxg&biw=320&bih=504



When: Sep 2, 2014 6 PM to Dec 16, 2014 7 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18 )
Terminus by Mark O'Rowe

With Jean Sheikh, Josh Way and Rachel Sacks

Produced by Cahal Stephens

This darkly comical play consists of three alternating interlocked monologues which tell the story of three characters: an ex-schoolteacher on a good Samaritan crusade; a lonely young woman looking for love; and a killer who sold his soul for a singing voice; during one violent, tender, surrealistic night in Dublin.

 

FAQs

How do I get there?

The Davis Square Theater is easily acessible by T, using the Davis Square Station on the Red Line.  Metered Parking is available on the street and at several local parking lots.  See also the map above.

Can I buy tickets at the Door?

Yes, if they are available.  However you can save $3 per ticket by buying tickets here on-line for $22 ($16 for students and seniors).  There are no booking or credit card fees. Tickets bought at the door will cost $25 ($19 for students and seniors).

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No, but this play is not suitable for children. It contains descriptions of violence, sexual content and potentially-offensive language

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send any questions to info@hce-players.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please do.

 



When: Sep 19, 2014 7 PM to Sep 19, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Open Seating 22.00 true General Admission 22.00

Available to any Student with ID and to any Senior over 66. Open seating. 16.00 true Student & Senior Concession 16.00

(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19 )
NAMA's Rock the Boat!

Hey... Let's Rock The Boat!

For almost 20 years NAMA has been rocking the boat! We've been shaking up the systems, policies, processes, markets and narratives that are dominating fisheries policies and marine conservation. 

On November 7th, we’ll want to celebrate rocking the boat with you! Rock The Boat is our first benefit event featuring museum, art, food, education and celebration.

Dance to the music of singer-songwriter Chelsea Berry and groove to the tunes of Bob Marley tribute band Hope Road. Enjoy food provided by supportive restaurants and hospitals - yes we said hospitals! - creating delicious bites using regional sea and land food. Snack on vegetarian raviolis rolled out all night by Joe Gatto of From Scratch. Imbibe on some local beer, wine and healthy sodas. Learn from thoughtful chefs. Take part in a silent auction. Celebrate our living fishing economies. And support our efforts to keep rocking the boat!

If you can't make it, buy a ticket for someone who can but can't afford it by checking the "Rock the Boat Without Me!" ticket box. We'll prioritize distributing those tickets to fishing community advocates.

See you November 7th! Come Rock the Boat with  us!



When: Nov 7, 2014 6 PM to Nov 7, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 18 )
Stump! Pub Trivia
When: Aug 25, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20 )
Rock On! Concerts Presents : Amy Fairchild with Cliff Hillis
When: Sep 5, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $12.00 - $15.00 (Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19 )
American Symphony of Soul
When: Aug 23, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22 )
Badawi International & Moe Present Baldini & Avola
Badawi International & Moe Present Baldini & Avola
Aug 18, 2014 - Aug 22, 2014



Moe Wen Fencing Club: Somerville, MA Andrea Baldini & Giorgio Avola will lead this 5 day competitive foil camp with Amgad Badawi of Badawi International and Jason & Elif of Moe Wen FC. Seize this extraordinary opportunity to work with & learn from Italian Olympic Team GOLD Medalists!!!
Preregister
   Who's Preregistered?
   Email the Organizer
   Map to 290 R Broadway Somerville MA 02145


posted 06/11/2014


When: Aug 18, 2014 12 AM to Aug 22, 2014 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00 )
NYCE!
When: Aug 23, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $8.00 (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19 )
Jeff Jam Dance Party
When: Aug 23, 2014 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $3 - Kids / $5 - Adts Cash @ Door (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16 )
Marathon Sports Memphis Soul 5Km BBQ Run


When: Sep 7, 2014 8 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 07 Sep 2014 08 )
M.R. Poulopoulos - Rebel Darling
Age Limit: All Ages

M.R. Poulopoulos - Rebel Darling



When: Sep 7, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 07 Sep 2014 22 )
Bryan Pero and the Tired Horses
Age Limit: 21+

Bryan Pero and the Tired Horses



When: Sep 26, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20 )
19th Annual Somerville Homeless Coalition 5K Road Race


When: Oct 4, 2014 12 AM to Oct 4, 2014 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 00 )
Saturday Grilling Party!
Saturday, August 16th 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
45 Beacon St. Somerville, MA 02143, $5 (Includes Entree, Side, and Drink)

Come check us out every Saturday from 12-2pm. We'll be outside grilling something new and exciting every Saturday this summer. For $5 you'll get our signature entree, side dish, and a beverage!

Follow us on Facebook (WFMSomerville), Twitter, Instagram (WFM_Somerville) to see what we'll have on the grill!



When: Aug 23, 2014 12 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12 )
Solas
One of the most popular, influential, and exciting Celtic bands, Solas presents Shamrock City, a multimedia show of original music with remarkable photos and tales from turn-of-the-century copper boomtown Butte, MT. Inspired by a family story of immigration, mining, and murder, Solas and bandleader Seamus Egan take you on the unforgettable journey of his great-great-uncle Michael Conway's life in Ireland and mysterious death in America. Solas will present Shamrock City for the first half of the concert, followed by an additional set of Solas favorites.

When: Sep 20, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $28 Reserved seating (includes Somerville Theatre $1 restoration fee) (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20 )
The Revelations
When: Sep 11, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20 )
Mike Peters of the Alarm (30th Anniversary Declaration Tour)
When: Sep 20, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 22 )
The Love Dogs
When: Sep 27, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19 )
New Riders of the Purple Sage
When: Sep 17, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $25.00 (Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20 )
The Harmondo Players: Comedy & Karaoke
When: Sep 16, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $5.00 (Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19 )
Ruthie Foster : CD RELEASE!
When: Sep 19, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $20.00 (Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19 )
Milo Z
The Z Funk Returns To Beantown!

When: Oct 11, 2014 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 21 )
Jennifer Tefft
WEMF presents The Jennifer Tefft Band Our set is at 9pm.

When: Nov 15, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20 )
Introduction to Chainmaille

Description:

Making chain by hand is an age-old craft adaptable to endless modern variations. The interlocking ring patterns of chainmaille can be used for everything from delicate jewelry to sculpture to armor, yet the basic tools and materials are simple and portable. Learn the techniques and tricks for creating and finishing high-quality chains while starting two bracelets in the classic Byzantine and European 4-1 weaves, plus learning about some of the countless variations possible. Instruction on selecting the right ring sizes and materials will provide a foundation for planning your own projects. Additional weaves, such as Persian, spiral, or Japanese-style chainmaille, may be covered as time allows.

Expected Outcomes:

Students will leave with two started bracelets in basic chainmaille weaves (Byzantine and European 4-1), as well as additional starters in other weaves as time allows.

Students will also leave class with knowledge & experience in the following concepts and skills: basic weaving process, understanding aspect ratio and cutting processes to select ring sizes, pros/cons of various metals, and finishing and tumbling of chainmaille.

Prerequisites:

No experience required. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

For a $30 materials fee payable to the instructor during class, students will be provided with a basic kit including pliers and plenty of rings for two bracelets. Sterling silver kits will be available for an extra cost.

What to Bring:

Students should bring their $30 materials fee in cash or check payable to the instructor. Students may also bring their own jewelry pliers, plus any clasps, beads or findings they would like to use. Some students appreciate having a notebook or other way to take notes on class concepts introduced.

Instructor Biography:

Karen Burke (“the other Karen in the jewelry shop”) sold her first pieces of jewelry at age seven, took a two-decade detour for higher education and the corporate world, and then rediscovered metal. Self-taught for years, and recently a graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, she now works and teaches out of the Hot Crafts Studio at Artisan's Asylum.

Event Time:

This one-day workshop will run Sunday, September 28, 12-4pm.


REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.

 



When: Sep 28, 2014 12 PM to Sep 28, 2014 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 28 Sep 2014 12 )
Eleanor and the Tasties- Paper Waves
Eleanor & the Tasties with Paper Waves-- come spend Saturday with us at Johnny D's!

When: Aug 30, 2014 5 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17 )
Free Friday featuring Muddy Ruckus
When: Oct 3, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 03 Oct 2014 22 )
Sugar Ray & the Bluestones
When: Oct 24, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19 )
Indian Vegetarian Extravaganza with Madhu Nene

As we continue our culinary journey across India, Madhu Nene, a native of Maharashtra, India, will once again guide us on an exciting adventure through the colorful world of Indian cuisine.  

In this class, we will focus on quick and easy (but oh so tasty!) snack items. We will learn to make Upma (a lightly spiced South Indian breakfast dish made from semolina), Pohe (made with flattened rice, onions & tomatoes), Chatpatay Moong (a salad made using sprouted mung beans, spinach and mouth-watering spices) and Dahi Wada (lentil "doughnuts" in a cool and light, yoghurt-based sauce that provides just the perfect counter-balance to any spice), Any of these dishes can be a meal in itself or can be combined to form a well rounded meal that covers all food groups. At the end of the class we will eat together and enjoy these easy to make healthy dishes.

**vegetarian friendly.



When: Sep 23, 2014 6 PM to Sep 23, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 40.00 true General Admission 40.00

(Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18 )
Global Grains: Amaranth and Chickpea Flours with Rosie Gill

The interest in grains other than wheat is on the rise in the United States, but in other countries, people have celebrated what we call “alternative” grains for centuries. 


In this hands-on cooking class, our resident "Spice Girl" Roise Gill will demonstrate traditional and new ways to use two of these (gluten-free) global gastronomic delights:  amaranth and gram, or chickpea, flour.  Both are readily available in Union Square markets and used in many international Somerville homes to make porridge, soups, breads, sweets, and more.  In class we will make amaranth honey cookies and use amaranth leaves in a aromatic vegetable curry.


While the curry simmers, we’ll mix and roll out chilla, Indian chickpea flatbreads, to eat with dinner.  You will go home with Persian chickpea cookies called nan-e-nokhodchi.



When: Oct 1, 2014 6 PM to Oct 1, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 40.00 true General Admission 40.00

(Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18 )
Gundruk (Nepalese Fermented Curry) with Debaki and Samjhana Lamichhane

Gundruk is a curry made from fermented brassica greens and is unique to Nepalese cuisine. Leaves are left to lacto-ferment and then cooked with garlic, ginger, chilies and other vegetables to create a aromatic, slightly sour, and over-the-top delicious curry.

In this hands-on class, mother and daughter team of Debaki and Samjhana Lamichhane—who are often found working in their family store, New Bombay Market in Union Square—will walk you through preparing gundruk and tell you all about their home town of Kathmandu while we sit down to a traditional Nepalese dinner featuring your homemade gundruk curry, rice, pickles, and more.



When: Oct 15, 2014 6 PM to Oct 15, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 40.00 true General Admission 40.00

(Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18 )
Manual Machining and Layout: SUNDAYS SEPT/OCT

Description:

For students who want more than just an introduction to the Asylum's manual milling machines and lathe, this class will provide an extended background in practical machining theory and practice. By the end of the class, you'll be able to select appropriate materials for projects from robotics to coffee grinders, understand the theory behind complex operations like automotive cylinder boring, and most importantly, be comfortable creating parts and assemblies like axles, brackets, fixturing jigs, and motor supports.

Class Goals:

Students will learn the following operations on the mill and lathe:

Mill

  • Setup and true-ing of the mill and vise.
  • Holding parts accurately in the vise.
  • Clamping large, irregular parts directly to the mill table.
  • "Facing" a part using a fly cutter.
  • Cutting precise features using an endmill.
  • Drilling precise, ordinately-dimensioned holes.

Lathe

  • Clamping round parts using a three-jaw vise.
  • Clamping irregular parts using a 4-jaw vise.
  • Turning operations on a cylindrical part.
  • Facing operations on a raw part.
  • Parting off of completed parts.
  • Threading using the lathe.
  • Drilling and tapping using the lathe.

Other

  • Introduction to material selection
  • Introduction to machining theory
  • Introduction to engineering design

Prerequisites:

No experience required. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

Aluminum and steel practice pieces: $5. Material can be purchased directly from the instructor.

What to Bring:

Hair ties for long hair, closed-toed shoes.

Instructor Biography: 

Danaan Metge is a mechanical engineer with extensive prototyping experience. His experience with a mill, lathe, welder, and 3D printer was gleaned from work fabricating parts for an electric self-balancing motorcycle and an off-road gas-powered skateboard with a small company in Somerville, and also from designing and building his own bicycle frame and guitar amplifier.

 

Event Time: 

Session 1: Sunday, September 14, 1:00-3:00PM

Session 2: Sunday, September 21, 1:00-3:00PM

Session 3: Sunday, September 28, 1:00-3:00PM

Session 4: Sunday, October 5, 1:00-3:00PM

Session 5: Sunday, October 12, 1:00-3:00PM

Session 6: Sunday, October 19, 1:00-3:00PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Sep 14, 2014 1 PM to Oct 19, 2014 3 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13 )
Manual Machining and Layout: SUNDAYS NOV/DEC

Description:

For students who want more than just an introduction to the Asylum's manual milling machines and lathe, this class will provide an extended background in practical machining theory and practice. By the end of the class, you'll be able to select appropriate materials for projects from robotics to coffee grinders, understand the theory behind complex operations like automotive cylinder boring, and most importantly, be comfortable creating parts and assemblies like axles, brackets, fixturing jigs, and motor supports.

Class Goals:

Students will learn the following operations on the mill and lathe:

Mill

  • Setup and true-ing of the mill and vise.
  • Holding parts accurately in the vise.
  • Clamping large, irregular parts directly to the mill table.
  • "Facing" a part using a fly cutter.
  • Cutting precise features using an endmill.
  • Drilling precise, ordinately-dimensioned holes.

Lathe

  • Clamping round parts using a three-jaw vise.
  • Clamping irregular parts using a 4-jaw vise.
  • Turning operations on a cylindrical part.
  • Facing operations on a raw part.
  • Parting off of completed parts.
  • Threading using the lathe.
  • Drilling and tapping using the lathe.

Other

  • Introduction to material selection
  • Introduction to machining theory
  • Introduction to engineering design

Prerequisites:

No experience required. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

Aluminum and steel practice pieces: $5. Material can be purchased directly from the instructor.

What to Bring:

Hair ties for long hair, closed-toed shoes.

Instructor Biography: 

Danaan Metge is a mechanical engineer with extensive prototyping experience. His experience with a mill, lathe, welder, and 3D printer was gleaned from work fabricating parts for an electric self-balancing motorcycle and an off-road gas-powered skateboard with a small company in Somerville, and also from designing and building his own bicycle frame and guitar amplifier.

 

Event Time: 

Session 1: Sunday, November 2, 1:00-3:00PM

Session 2: Sunday, November 9, 1:00-3:00PM

Session 3: Sunday, November 16, 1:00-3:00PM

Session 4: Sunday, November 23, 1:00-3:00PM

**No Class Sunday, November 30 - Thanksgiving Weekend**

Session 5: Sunday, December 7, 1:00-3:00PM

Session 6: Sunday, December 14, 1:00-3:00PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Nov 2, 2014 1 PM to Dec 14, 2014 3 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 13 )
Manual Machining and Layout: OCTOBER/NOVEMBER

Description:

For students who want more than just an introduction to the Asylum's manual milling machines and lathe, this class will provide an extended background in practical machining theory and practice. By the end of the class, you'll be able to select appropriate materials for projects from robotics to coffee grinders, understand the theory behind complex operations like automotive cylinder boring, and most importantly, be comfortable creating parts and assemblies like axles, brackets, fixturing jigs, and motor supports.

Class Goals:

Students will learn the following operations on the mill and lathe:

Mill

  • Setup and true-ing of the mill and vise.
  • Holding parts accurately in the vise.
  • Clamping large, irregular parts directly to the mill table.
  • "Facing" a part using a fly cutter.
  • Cutting precise features using an endmill.
  • Drilling precise, ordinately-dimensioned holes.

Lathe

  • Clamping round parts using a three-jaw vise.
  • Clamping irregular parts using a 4-jaw vise.
  • Turning operations on a cylindrical part.
  • Facing operations on a raw part.
  • Parting off of completed parts.
  • Threading using the lathe.
  • Drilling and tapping using the lathe.

Other

  • Introduction to material selection
  • Introduction to machining theory
  • Introduction to engineering design

Prerequisites:

No experience required. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

Aluminum and steel practice pieces: $5. Material can be purchased directly from the instructor.

What to Bring:

Hair ties for long hair, closed-toed shoes.

Instructor Biography: 

Danaan Metge is a mechanical engineer with extensive prototyping experience. His experience with a mill, lathe, welder, and 3D printer was gleaned from work fabricating parts for an electric self-balancing motorcycle and an off-road gas-powered skateboard with a small company in Somerville, and also from designing and building his own bicycle frame and guitar amplifier.

 

Event Time: 

Session 1: Thursday, October 23, 7:45PM - 9:45PM

Session 2: Thursday, October 30, 7:45PM - 9:45PM

Session 3: Thursday, November 6, 7:45PM - 9:45PM

Session 4: Thursday, November 13, 7:45PM - 9:45PM

Session 5: Thursday, November 20, 7:45PM - 9:45PM

**No Class November 27 for Thanksgiving!**

Session 6: Thursday, December 4, 7:45PM - 9:45PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Oct 23, 2014 7:45:00 PM to Dec 4, 2014 9:45:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:45:00 )
Stone-Set Ring(s) OCTOBER

Description:

Create sterling silver rings with beautiful stones in this fun and fast-paced workshop! Build on your basic jewelry fabrication skills with extended practice in stone embellishment techniques. 

The first ring we will make is with a bezel set stone of your choosing. You will build a band ring in sterling and first use a sterling bezel cup calibrated for a myriad of available stones. As your confidence builds, a second ring will be fabricated from start to finish with a soldered ring, stone base and bezel. A third ring with a faceted tube setting will wrap up the day with a nifty trick using the flex shaft. Flash these babies to your friends and they will marvel at your artistry!

Class Goals:

Students will leave the class with a broader set of jewelry fabrication skills, and three stone-set rings of their own design.

Prerequisites:

Students must be comfortable using a torch and jewelry tools. Jewelry I and Making a Ring(s) are both acceptable pre-requisites (see class postings at http://artisansasylum.com/site/current-classes/#jewelry)

Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

For a $50 materials fee, students will be provided with sterling silver wire, sheet, tubing and bezel cups and a selection of faceted and cabochon stones for their projects. (There may be options for copper, brass, and gold fixings as well). The instructor will also be providing consumable supplies such as sand paper, solder, drill bits and more. 

What to Bring:

$50 materials fee in cash or check made out to the instructor. Close-toed shoes. Notebook, magnifying glasses or reading glasses if necessary, and some examples of previous jewelry that students have made.

Instructor Biography:

Karen Christians is an educator and maker in the metal arts. She developed the metals program at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, founded Metalwerx in Waltham, a non-profit school for jewelry and the metal arts, and the new jewelry section of the Hot Craft Studio at Artisans Asylum in Somerville. She teaches nationally, lectures around the country, and is published in many professional and technical magazines. She is the author of the book, Making the Most of Your Flex-Shaft. Karen holds a BFA with High Honors from the Massachusetts College of Art. She is currently writing a second book which was successfully funded on Kickstarter this spring, The Jewelry of the Playa: Making, Collecting, and Gifting at Burning Man.


Event Time:

This is a one-day workshop running Sunday, October 19, 10AM-5PM.

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than three days in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.




When: Oct 19, 2014 10 AM to Oct 19, 2014 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10 )
Introduction to TIG Welding: SEPTEMBER

Description:

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 different types of materials, different types of shapes, and different types of joints together, and will learn how to use the large range of supporting equipment (brushes, sanders, grinders, etc.) and processes that come with welding.

Class Goals:

The goal of this class will be to train a student to the point where they can weld on Artisan's Asylum equipment safely and independently.

Prerequisites:

Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials:

Students will bring a flannel shirt, leather gloves and safety glasses to class. Students will purchase raw materials from the instructor as needed for their projects.

Instructor Biography:

In 1993 Skunk picked up a TIG torch, struck an arc, and produced his first weld puddle (oddly enough, it was in titanium). Ever since, he has been on a relentless mission to transmogrify and personify spark plugs, circuit breaker boxes, reamer blades, typewriters, and the like, helping the little creatures he inherently sees in objects transcend their original purpose. Saw blades are reinvented into angelic wings, tin cans devolve into rose pedals, and a broken clarinet gets a second life as a pirate blunderbuss. No outdated or discarded mechanical devices are safe from joining the parade of fantastic creatures, mighty rayguns, and emotional robots, some of which tip the scales at over 300 pounds.

Skunk is also the Grand Poobah of a bicycle nerd-gang known as SCUL, and works as a professional custom bike builder for Seven Cycles.

For more about Skunk: http://www.skunkadelia.com/


Event Time:

Session 1: Monday, September 8, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 2: Monday, September 15, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 3: Monday, September 22, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 4: Monday, September 29, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Sep 8, 2014 7 PM to Sep 29, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19 )
Sculptural Metalworking: NOVEMBER

Description:

This is a class specifically geared as an introduction to the wonderful world of sculptural metalworking and welding. Students will learn how to use a MIG welder and various supporting tools (clamps, grinders, sanders, etc.) to produce sculptural art pieces of their own design. Kit and instructor-directed projects are also available if students would like a less independent class experience.

Class Goals:

The goals of this class will be to encourage students to think of metalworking as a new and expansive creative outlet, and to train students to the point where they can weld on Asylum equipment safely and independently.

Prerequisites:

Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials:

Students will bring a flannel shirt, leather gloves and safety glasses to class. Students will purchase raw materials from the instructor as needed for their projects.

Instructor Biography:



Ecco is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She's a local artist with a passion for steel, specializing in creating wearable metal accessories (like the horns in her picture, or a set of wings for her back) and designing static and kinetic sculptures. Her previous work has included flapping pterodactyls, moth sculptures, a rideable dragon, and several other pieces.



Event Time:

Session 1: Thursday, October 30, 6:30 - 9:30PM

Session 2: Thursday, November 6, 6:30 - 9:30PM

Session 3: Thursday, November 13, 6:30 - 9:30PM

Session 4: Thursday, November 20, 6:30 - 9:30PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Oct 30, 2014 6 PM to Nov 20, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18 )
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When: Oct 10, 2014 6 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18 )
Woodworking: Build A Chair NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

 

 

Description:

Learn the fundamentals of woodworking! From roughcut hardwood you will plane, shape, mortise, tenon, and sand your way to the construction of a stable and long lasting chair. By the end of this class you will be able to comfortably and confidently operate the majority of the Artisan's Asylum woodworking tools and will have learned the fundamentals of wood furniture design and construction. 

This class starts at the very beginning, with the first two weeks being basic training and testing on the tools.

This is an involved process - students should expect to spend time working in their chair outside of class in order to finish in the time allotted. Students without memberships to Artisan's Asylum should purchase the non-member option above in order to get access to the facility outside of class time.

Class Goals:

This class will be provide students with familiarity and skill in the use of professional woodworking tools and techniques. Students will also learn design concepts for woodworking and at the end of the class will have made a beautiful and functional hardwood chair. 

Students who successfully complete this class will be authorized to use the Artisan's Asylum bandsaw, sander, table saw, jointer, and planer unsupervised as members.

Prerequisites:

No technical experience necessary. This class starts at the very beginning, with the first two weeks providing basic training and testing on the tools. Students must be 18 years or older.

Materials: 

All the practice and final project materials are covered by the $60 materials fee included in the ticket price.

Instructor Biography:

A recent graduate of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, Chris Fitzhugh has been constructing cabinetry, tea chests, lofts, and numerous other woodworking projects for the past decade in his family's VT woodshop. He brings his background in mechanical design and precision machining to the art of fine woodworking and is focused on providing students with the design understanding and practical skills needed to construct beautiful and functional items out of wood. Chris has previously taught "Building the Asylum" and is excited to be returning to teaching classes after a long hiatus. In his spare time Chris has co-founded a startup that is helping researchers push the boundaries of robotics research. 

 Event Time: 

*Students should expect to spend at least as much time working on their chairs outside of class as in it. For those without memberships, access to the Asylum for a 5-day pass to work on projects outside of class time is covered by the Non-member class fee.

Pre-Session: Tool Training -- Thursday, November 6, 7:00-9:30PM

Pre-Session: Tool Testing -- Thursday, November 13, 7:00-9:30PM

Session 1: Thursday, November 20, 7:00-9:30PM

**No Class November 27 - Thanksgiving**

Session 2: Thursday, December 4, 7:00-9:30PM

Session 3: Thursday, December 11, 7:00-9:30PM

Session 4: Thursday, December 18, 7:00-9:30PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.




When: Nov 6, 2014 7 PM to Dec 18, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19 )
Intro to Woodworking: Build a Box OCT/NOV

Description:

In this class you'll get familiar with typical woodworking tools and the basics of joinery and finishing techniques by building the foundational shape from which most furniture and structures are constructed - a box! We will be creating a small (roughly 3x6x9") box with lid.

While this is a hands-on class producing a final project that you can take home, there will also be theoretical lecture portions of the class. We will discuss different types of wood, what factors go into your choice of material, and what behaviors of the wood to keep in mind when choosing which tools to use on that wood. We will also discuss different types of joints, and both the structural and aesthetic reasons you may want to use one joint method over another. We will discuss joints that require jigs, however, we will NOT be practicing those joints (such as dovetails, finger joints, biscuits, and pocket screwing). We will also discuss the different finish options, including waxes, oils, stains, varnishes, and paint, and you will get instruction on how to apply a stain or oil finish to your final piece.

Class Goals:

Teach students how to safely use woodworking and assembly tools like table saws, sliding compound miter saws, circular saws, the jointer and planer, layout tools and more, leading to the completion of a wooden box.

Prerequisites:

No experience necessary; students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials:

Wood will be provided; please bring $10 cash to the fist class to cover the cost of materials.

Instructor Biography:

Carolyn Emberley has a BFA in Studio Art from UMass Amherst, taught in the Student Union Craft Center for most of her time there, and took woodworking classes in the art department.

Carolyn has been observing and building in her Dad's workshop since before she can remember. She built her first toolbox as a wee lass with her Dad's help when she was probably 8 or 10. Her personal projects tend to range from jewlery stands to boxes to small furniture. She comes from a family of professional builders and remodelers, and has helped frame, drywall, trim, paint, etc. many a structure, including her parents' home improvement projects, the construction of an addition to a family summer cottage, volunteering on several Habitat for Humanity sites, and supervising and teaching 14-18 year olds in week-long trips rebuilding houses in the Gulf Coast for three summers post-Hurricane Katrina. Teaching a 15 year old girl to cut and hang crown molding and seeing her amazement and the homeowner's gratiture in her results has been one of her most rewarding teaching experiences.

Event Time:

Session 1: Tuesday, October 21, 7PM - 10PM

Session 2: Tuesday, October 28, 7PM - 10PM

Session 3: Tuesday, November 4, 7PM - 10PM

Session 4: Tuesday, November 11, 7PM - 10PM

Session 5: Tuesday, November 18, 7PM - 10PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Oct 21, 2014 7 PM to Nov 18, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19 )
Rough to Smooth: Using the Miter Saw, Bandsaw, Jointer, & Planer OCTOBER

Description:

The first step in any woodworking project is dimensioning your stock. Lucky for you there are four tools specifically designed to take rough sawn lumber and process it into boards that are straight, flat, and true! The miter saw, band saw, jointer, and planer form a workflow that any woodworker interested in working with solid wood should know. This class will cover the maintenance and safe operation of these tools, and the techniques for using them to dimension rough stock. Students will leave prepared to use these tools unsupervised as members at Artisan's Asylum or in their own shops.

Class Goals:

Students will learn to process rough stock into boards that are straight, flat, and true using the miter saw, band saw, jointer, and planer. Topics will include safety, principles of operation, maintenance, and techniques for dimensioning and resawing.

By the end of the three weeks, students will be fully tested out and ready to use these tools without supervision as members at Artisan's Asylum or in their own shops!

Prerequisites:

No previous experience required. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

Rough stock will be provided for students to practice on.

What to Bring:

Students should wear shop appropriate clothes - closed-toe shoes, no dangly jewelry or straps, and long hair should be tied back.

Instructor Biography:

Jason Rossitto is an architectural designer and self taught woodworker living in Somerville, MA.

Event Time: 

Session 1: Wednesday, October 8, 7:30-9:30pm 

Session 2: Wednesday, October 15, 7:30-9:30pm 

Session 3: Wednesday, October 22, 7:30-9:30pm (TESTING)

  

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Oct 8, 2014 7 PM to Oct 22, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19 )
Tool Training: CNC Plasma Cutter OCTOBER

 

Description:

Learn how to use a computer-controlled, water-cooled plasma cutter to cut any shape you want out of a 4'x8' sheet of metal! In this class, we'll show you how to translate your hand sketches and CAD drawings into patterns cut out of any metal sheet up to an inch thick, at rates of up to 200 inches per minute.

This class will introduce you to the new Torchmate CNC plasma cutter at Artisan's Asylum. Students will learn how to use the custom Torchmate CAD and CAM software to generate files and toolpaths, learn how to use all of the supporting equipment and infrastructure surrounding the machine, and learn how to perform basic maintenance tasks on the plasma torch.

Students will be introduced to the tool scheduling system during the class, which they will use to schedule a 30-minute private testing session to demonstrate competent usage of the machine. After successful demonstration of competency students will be free to use the plasma cutter independently as members. 

Class Goals:

After taking both the training and testing sessions, students will be able to operate the Torchmate CNC plasma cutter independently as members at Artisan's Asylum.

Prerequisites:

No experience required, though previous experience with CNC machines and generating DXF files will help significantly.

Materials Provided:

The Asylum will provide practice steel sheets and necessary safety equipment for those students who need. The cost of materials is included in the registration fee.

What to Bring:

Bring personal welding helmets if you have them, though having one is not required. Students should wear non-flammable materials, i.e. non-synthetics: cotton, flannel, and leather are ideal.

Instructor Biography:

Artisan's Asylum Facilities Manager Rob Masek is an engineer, technician, and educator with a passion for fighting robots and clean aisles. He owns and operates Black Swan Robotics, LLC, and teaches several types of fabrication and digital design. Rob also competed on Comedy Central's BattleBots three times, and has produced and run several robotics competitions (including several US FIRST Robotics competitions and a home-brewed robot combat event called Pound of Pain). 


Event Time:

Training sessions are offered 1 or 2 days each month. Specific dates and times available in the ticket types listed above. Testing to be scheduled with the instructor on the day of class.

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form

CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.



When: Oct 19, 2014 11 AM to Oct 19, 2014 1 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11 )

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