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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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MAMADOU - Hills & Valleys Roots Reggae Band
Age Limit: 21+

MAMADOU

Hills & Valleys Roots Reggae Bandwebsite:https://www.facebook.com/HillsAndValleysRootsReggaeBand DJ Afro-Marcwebsite:https://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Afro-Marc/157817194231173

When: Aug 29, 2014 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $8 (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21 )
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 )
Mexican Pop-Up Restaurant
Mexican native Estela Calzada turns Kitchen Inc. into an authentic Mexican restaurant! For one night only, snack on taquitos durados with cheese and potatoes and a salsa featuring the glorious, smoky chile morita. while you mingle with fellow Mexican food aficionados. Then feast on ensalada de nopales (cactus salad) and mole de guajolote de Estela: a rich, burgundy turkey mole that features a whopping 40 ingredients, including 4 kinds of Taza chocolate. A Flan punched up with mezcal will end the night with a kick. Estella worked for two years at Somerville’s Tu Y You restaurant (her mole and tamale recipes still grace the menu there!) and runs a catering company called Comida Autentica Mexicana. She’s the real deal and has been teaching cooking classes with us for over the past year. Andale! This 4-course meal includes wine, beer and no tipping necessary. A deal! (Sorry, no vegetarian options.) Seating times: 6PM and 8:30PM Location: Kitchen Inc. 201 Somerville Ave. Somerville, MA Tix: $60 Find more local events at Grazeful Living, http://www.grazeful-living.com.

When: Aug 1, 2014 7 PM to Aug 1, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $60 (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19 )
Brown Bag Program with Somerville - Cambridge Elder Services
Sponsored by: Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services Minimum age: 13 Somerville Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) offers resources, information, advice, and services to seniors, caregivers and disabled people. The bags will include a variety of foods to meet the nutritional needs of this population. The Brown Bag Program is a collaboration and partnership with the Grea

When: Aug 12, 2014 8:15:00 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:15:00 )
Brown Bag Program with Somerville - Cambridge Elder Services
Sponsored by: Boston Cares Minimum age: 13 Somerville Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) offers resources, information, advice, and services to seniors, caregivers and disabled people. The bags will include a variety of foods to meet the nutritional needs of this population. The Brown Bag Program is a collaboration and partnership with the Grea

When: Aug 12, 2014 8:15:00 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:15:00 )
Circus Mutt


When: Aug 12, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20 )
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 )
Through the Doors
When: Sep 6, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 06 Sep 2014 19 )
Awkward Sex and the City
When: Dec 11, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19 )
Mark Eitzel with Thalia Zedek
When: Aug 1, 2014 6:45:00 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:45:00 )
Sugar Ray & the Bluestones
When: Oct 24, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19 )
Fruition
When: Sep 4, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22 )
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Residency
When: Aug 26, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Tue, 26 Aug 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 )
Cocek! Brass Band CD Release with People's Champs
When: Oct 2, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20 )
Rock On! Concerts Presents : Amy Fairchild
When: Sep 5, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19 )
Girl Howdy
When: Oct 4, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 19 )
The the Band Band
When: Oct 18, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19 )
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
The Dinner Detective® is America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show. You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! Everyone is a suspect, even you, and the killer might be at your table!

When: Aug 2, 2014 6:15:00 PM to Aug 2, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 74.95 (Sat, 02 Aug 2014 18:15:00 )
Tool Training: Metalworking Support Tools AUGUST

Description:

If you already know what you want to build and how you want to build it, and you just want to learn how to use the tools you need safely or need a refresher, Tool Training sessions are for you! This training session is called Metalworking Support Tools. It covers metalworking tools that are supplementary to mills, lathes, and welders, including sheet metal tools like the jump shear and the brake, the abrasive cutoff saw, horizontal & vertical band saws, angle grinders, belt sander, drill press, and spot welders.

If you already have training on this equipment and just need to be checked off to use it at the Asylum, sign up for one of our free testing sessions (info and link to appointment calendar available here). Testing is also required for those who have completed the training class, before they can use the equipment unsupervised. 

(Please note that Tool Training classes do not provide significant practice with each tool, nor do they discuss any advanced techniques. To learn how to use the tools at anything other than an introductory level, please take a look at the long-form classes available on out Current Class Offerings page.)

Class Goals:

By the end of the tool training session, students will be comfortable with the operation of the jump shear, bending brake, the abrasive cutoff saw, horizontal & vertical band saws, angle grinders, belt sander, drill press, and spot welders.

After passing the proficiency test at one of the scheduled times above, they will be able to use all of the tools in this group as a member in our workspace.

Prerequisites:

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

Materials:

All practice materials will be provided by Artisan's Asylum.

Event Time:

Training is generally available on one or two Saturdays each month, 1-4pm. Please see the ticket types above for the dates and times currently available.

Instructors:

Chris Kearney

 

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: Aug 9, 2014 1 PM to Aug 9, 2014 4 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 13 )
Introduction to Analog Electronics: Building Synthesizers JULY

Description:

Join us for an intense six-week introduction to electronics through an exploration of sound. This will be a hands-on workshop where you will build a variety of sound-generating and -manipulating circuits. Through this process, you will learn enough about electronics to be able to continue with similar work independently. You will leave with an understanding of the basics of analog and digital electronics, and the beginnings of your own modular synth system.

Expected Class Outcomes:

  • Ability to read a schematic
  • Ability to breadboard electronics from schematics
  • Ability to solder and build circuits from scratch
  • An understanding of Ohm's Law and how it applies to analog circuits, as well as an understanding of the various component parts
  • A number of signal generators, filters, effects, and synth modules will have been built
  • An understanding of how to properly mix audio safely, and how to trigger sounds with other inputs.

Prerequisites:

None - this is an introductory class. Be prepared, however, for an intense six weeks, as a large quantity of information will be provided. Extra lab time will be available for students to work on their projects outside of class. Students must be 18 or over.

Materials Provided:

All materials will be provided, and an $80 materials cost is included in the class fee.

What to Bring:

A copy of Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking. The class will work from the exercises in this book, and build upon it as a base for later projects.

Available on Amazon.

Instructor Biography:

Jimmie Rodgers has been working with various types of electronics since 2007. He is the Artisan's Asylum Electronics & Robotics shop monitor, and teaches classes in robotics, basic soldering, wearable electronics, and circuitbending at Artisan's Asylum and abroad.

Event Time:

Session 1: Monday, July 7, 7:30-9:30PM

Session 2: Monday, July 14, 7:30-9:30PM

Session 3: Monday, July 21, 7:30-9:30PM

Session 4: Monday, July 28, 7:30-9:30PM

Session 5: Monday, August 4, 7:30-9:30PM

Session 6: Monday, August 11, 7:30-9:30PM

 

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: Jul 7, 2014 7 PM to Aug 11, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19 )
Five O'Clock Shadow and Ball In the House in Somerville, MA

FOCS and BiTH - two words that sound like swears.

Boston a cappella favorites Five O'Clock Shadow and Ball In The House are performing together. Come join us for en evening full of fun vocal jams and silly jokes.

The show is appropriate for all ages.  You'll need to show a ticket at the door.



When: Aug 8, 2014 7 PM to Aug 8, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19 )
Wheelbuilding: JULY

Description:

Students in the course will calculate spoke lengths and choose components, lace their own wheel, learn both radial and lateral wheel truing as well as tensioning and centering. Students will gain an understanding of the basic steps in wheelbuilding and be provided the skillset which can be developed into a rare and sought-after bicycle craft after completing the course. Students will be making calculations and building their wheels themselves, after a short instruction and demonstration. Although this is an advanced course, some bicycle wheel types may be outside of the scope of the course. Each student will be given the opportunity to consult with the instructor on their choice of build before purchasing their wheel's components.

Class Goals:

Students will leave the course with the experience necessary to continue wheelbuilding and develop their experience into a craft should they choose to.

Prerequisites:

This course is designed for students who have completed either Advance Bicycle Maintenance or Bicycle Maintenance II. Others with bicycle maintenance experience are welcome as well. This course is not geared toward someone who is just beginning to learn about their bicycle. All students must be at least 18 years of age.

What to Bring:

Students will need to bring their selected rear hub, or hubset with them to the first class. They should contact the instructor directly at seven.liberated@gmail.com for advice on their choice if necessary. Students will be expected to purchase/order the remaining components during the first class.

Instructor Biography:


“Seven” as she’s commonly known, has learned her bicycle maintenance skills through a combination of Broadway Bicycle School training, and spending inordinate amounts of time around SCUL headquarters (a positive bicycle chopper gang). Seven maintains a small fleet of “normal” bicycles, has built and maintained her own modified bicycles, and she likes to read bicycle repair manuals for kicks. Seven enjoys maintenance best when her SCUL comrades get together and ask her two or three “how do I…” questions at once. She’s also keen on hot yoga, meditation, making electronics go, and treasures playtime with friends.


Event Time:

Session 1: Thursday, July 10, 7PM - 9PM

Session 2: Thursday, July 17, 7PM - 9PM

Session 3: Thursday, July 24, 7PM - 9PM

Session 4: Thursday, July 31, 7PM - 9PM

 

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.

 

*Photo Credit to Hannah Rossi



When: Jul 10, 2014 7 PM to Jul 31, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19 )
Kitsch In Sync at Comicazi!
Kitsch In Sync rides again! After a brief summer break, we are back and moving across the river to a new temporary venue. It will be the perfect place to debut our new MAGICAL MURDER MYSTERY! Ok, there won't really be any magic. We just liked the alliteration. As usual, tickets are just $5! For more info on Kitsch In Sync, please visit their website: http://kitschinsync.org/ or follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kitschinsync For more information on this event and others like it, please visit www.comicazi.com



When: Aug 1, 2014 7 PM to Aug 1, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 3.87 - 3.87 USD (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19 )
Issues: Nerdy Stories from Nerdy People
Issues is a live storytelling show that celebrates the nerd in us all! Hosted by Michelle Stockman, each show brings you true stories from amazing performers focusing on a different nerd-inspired theme, from Fastball Special to Doomed Scientists, Kindly Couple, and we do it all in a comic book store! Our next show is August 16th and the theme for that night is That's So Liefeld: Stories about hubris, rising ego and the inevitable fall. 'Nuff said! Want to know more about Issues? Visit www.issuestorytelling.com For more information on this show and more like it, visit www.comicazi.com



When: Aug 16, 2014 8 PM to Aug 16, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 6.77 - 6.77 USD (Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20 )
Jazz at The Green Room: Jacob William Group
Acoustic and electric bassist Jacob William brings an ensemble TBD. William is a composer and improviser influenced by experimental jazz, Indian and electronic musics, and a fixture of the local jazz scene.



When: Aug 16, 2014 8 PM to Aug 16, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 10 USD (Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20 )
Jennifer Matthews


When: Oct 18, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19 )
Somerville Striders Athletic Club


When: Dec 30, 2014 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 30 Dec 2014 21 )
Boston Creative Coders - 2014 Tech Poetics Party!

The 2014 Tech Poetics Party! hosted by Boston Creative Coders will showcase a diverse set of local artists working in new media art and technology. Interactive exhibits, video games, weird web creations, generative art, and things you couldn't anticipate are all on the list. Come join us for an inspiring night and a unique opportunity to meet Somerville/Cambridge/Boston creatives and see their work in one place!



When: Aug 21, 2014 7 PM to Aug 21, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19 )
8.6 @ PA's Lounge w/ Brotherhood of Grace, Prodigal Zen, The Robot Knights + Raw Power

Get your weekly dose of local music at PA's! Featuring...
 

8:30- 9:15 PM Brotherhood of Grace 
https://www.facebook.com/BrotherhoodofGrace

9:30- 10:00 Prodigal Zen 
https://soundcloud.com/prodigalze

10:15- 11:00 The Robot Knights 
http://robotknights.bandcamp.com/

11:15- 12:00 Raw 

  

8:30 DOORS
21+
$8 at the door

 

See you there!



When: Aug 6, 2014 8 PM to Aug 6, 2014 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20 )
Barrence Whitfield and the Grits and Grocery Orchestra
When: Aug 9, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19 )
Anjimile
When: Jul 30, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $0.00 (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19 )
Tsunami of Sound- The Beachcombovers- Boston Monkey
9:30 Boston Monkey 10:30 The Beachcombovers 11:30 Tsunami of Sound

When: Aug 1, 2014 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21 )
Metalworking Intensive: JULY

Description:

In this class, students will learn the basics of how to design and fabricate professional, load-bearing frames out of steel. Students will work together to build a series of industrial storage racks, stools, and/or work tables for the shops of the Asylum. Students will participate in the construction and assembly of the pieces all the way from raw materials to finished product, and learn skills including measuring, layout, manufacturing of jigs, cutting, and MIG welding. Each student will get time to practice using cold saws, mig welders, and angle grinders over the course of the four-week session. This will be a good introduction to general structural steel construction techniques; each week we'll reinforce the skills learned in previous classes.

Class Goals:

In this class students will learn every skill needed to build a load-bearing steel frame structure. These include layout, cutting, grinding, jigging, and MIG welding. This class is structured such that it can be taken multiple times, allowing you to get more time and instruction on refining your metal fabrication skills with each iteration. 

Prerequisites:

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

What to Bring:

Materials will be provided by the Asylum.

Required Dress Code:

- Cotton clothing that you don't mind getting dirty (synthetics burn and melt)
- Long sleeves and pants
- Closed-toe shoes
- Something to cover your hair: baseball cap and bandanas work well

Instructor Biography:

Paul Carson is an engineer by training and metalworking enthusiast.  After years of making bicycle powered sculptures, a recumbent trike, gas powered bumper cars and other contraptions, he designed his own bicycle building process using the fixture and manufacturing process design skills he learned working as a manufacturing engineer.

David Dowling is a professional large-scale metal fabricator and artist, Asylum member and instructor.

Event Time:

Session 1: Wednesday, July 9, 7PM - 10PM

Session 2: Wednesday, July 16, 7PM - 10PM

Session 3: Wednesday, July 23, 7PM - 10PM

Session 4: Wednesday, July 30, 7PM - 10PM

 

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: Jul 9, 2014 7 PM to Jul 30, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19 )
Working With Foam: JULY
             
Description:

Whether it's making a quick 3-D mock-up, a pattern for casting in fiberglass, a lightweight prop or a monumental sculpture, foam is the perfect material!  

Over the course of four weeks, construct your very own fanciful 16-inch "Mr. Foam Head" while learning how to sculpt, build, pattern, coat and finish different types of foamed plastics.

Class Goals:

Students will learn about the arcane world of foam props and sculpture, including how to choose the proper foam, how to shape it, frame it, detail it, coat it and finish it. Come out of class with your very own 'Mr. Pumpkin Head' creation and the knowledge and practice to design and create a foam project of your own.

Prerequisites:

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

Materials:

There will be a $40 materials fee for practice materials, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Instructor Biography:

Bob Field built his first ham-on-rye costume in 1985 and the following year opened Foam Props. He's done 60' dragons and 25,000 over-sized Berry Berry Kix. He's sent 15' goldfish to Osaka, Japan and a 18' Nike sneaker to the Olympics. 25 years later, after finishing a 15' tall high heel shoe for MasterCard, he's wondering if anyone else out there would like to make something weird out of foam?

Event Time:

Session 1: Wednesday, July 9, 7:30-10 PM

Session 2: Wednesday, July 16, 7:30-10 PM

Session 3: Wednesday, July 23, 7:30-10 PM

Session 4: Wednesday, July 30, 7:30-10 PM

 

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: Jul 9, 2014 7 PM to Jul 30, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19 )
Bicycle Maintenance I: JULY

Description:

Learn how to maintain your bicycle! The four classes in this course will cover the following topics: changing a flat tire, introduction to drive systems and rear derailleurs, brake systems overhaul, and introduction to bearings systems and front hub overhaul. Students will be performing the maintenance themselves, on their own bicycles, after a short instruction and demonstration. This is a basic course, and some bicycle types may be outside of the scope of the course. However, the course does reach a level of detail at which students who are intending to expand their knowledge of bicycles find it helpful to do some light note-taking during lecture time.

Class Goals:

Students will come out of this course with the ability to tend to the most common maintenance requirements of their bicycle.

Prerequisites:

Students must be at least 18 years of age -- otherwise, all you need is the desire to learn!

Materials Provided:

All relevant tools and equipment will be provided, as well as lubricants and rags etc.

What to Bring:

Your bike, replacement parts if necessary (check with instructor), and clothes you don't mind getting black bike grease on.

Instructor Biography:


“Seven” as she’s commonly known, has learned her bicycle maintenance skills through a combination of Broadway Bicycle School training, and spending inordinate amounts of time around SCUL headquarters (a positive bicycle chopper gang). Seven maintains a small fleet of “normal” bicycles, has built and maintained her own modified bicycles, and she likes to read bicycle repair manuals for kicks. Seven enjoys maintenance best when her SCUL comrades get together and ask her two or three “how do I…” questions at once. She’s also keen on hot yoga, meditation, making electronics go, and treasures playtime with friends.


Event Time:

Session 1: Wednesday, July 9, 7PM - 9PM

Session 2: Wednesday, July 16, 7PM - 9PM

Session 3: Wednesday, July 23, 7PM - 9PM

Session 4: Wednesday, July 30, 7PM - 9PM

 

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: Jul 9, 2014 7 PM to Jul 30, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19 )
Gracie Curran & the High Falutin Band with Jeff Jensen
When: Aug 13, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20 )
DIY Kinetic Sculpture: Tabletop Flying Machine SEPTEMBER

Description:

Motion is mesmerizing, especially when it's art. Make an interactive kinetic sculptural toy, powered by the hand, simulating flight to enchant kids, entertain visitors, and disarm the boss when he makes the rounds. It's a simple machine whose parts you'll understand inside and out, make from scratch, and walk away with at the end of the class. You'll be learning small metal working skills like brazing and forming to accomplish your beautiful beast.

Outcomes:

Students will come out of this weekend workshop with a familiarity with basics of brazing torch usage and safety, a grasp of rotary motion and basic mechanics, and a kinetic machine sculpture to take home!

Prerequisites:

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

Materials Provided:

All the brass and metal used to make the parts will be provided, as well as pliers, torches, gas, braze, glue etc. Materials cost is included in the class registration fee.

What to Bring:

Students should wear fire-safe clothing: non-synthetic materials and work gloves. Students should bring a sketchpad and writing utensil for notes and ideas, and a permanent marker.

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.You can check out her Etsy store at http://www.etsy.com/people/AllThingsEcco


Event Time:

This weekend workshop will run Saturday and Sunday, September 13 & 14, 1-5pm.

 

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 13, 2014 1 PM to Sep 14, 2014 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13 )
Tool Training: Tablesaw Fundamentals SEPTEMBER

 

 

Description:

The table saw is the center of most woodshops. Almost all woodworking projects, from fine furniture to general construction, use a table saw. When used incorrectly, however, it is also one of the most dangerous tools in the shop. In this four-week class, learn to use a table saw safely and accurately, and reinforce these techniques by constructing a small, simple project.

We will cover three of the most common cuts; ripping, cross cutting, and dados. Students will learn to change blades, and set up simple jigs to precisely cut parts. In the second session we will make a small project from sheet goods. We will cover the best way to lay out parts, and how to cut and fit them to achieve accurate results. The project and the skills learned from it provide excellent fundamentals for larger projects students may wish to undertake on their own.

Class Goals:

At the end of this class the students should be comfortable using a table saw safely, including changing blades and using dado blades and a variety of sleds and miter gauges, and be fully tested out and able to use the tablesaw as a member at Artisan's Asylum. Students will also have an understanding of how to lay out simple woodworking projects to make the most efficient use of their time and materials, and will have a completed a small project to take home!

Prerequisites:

Students must be at least 18 years of age. No previous woodshop training required!

Materials Provided:

All necessary materials will be provided, and are covered by a $20 materials fee included in the cost of registration.

What to Bring:

Please dress appropriately for shop work: closed toed shoes, no baggy clothing or draping sleeves, no dangling jewelry or accessories, and something with which to tie back long hair.

Instructor Biography:

Chris Haynes learned furniture building at North Bennett Street School, and MassArt. He currently runs the model shop for Architecture and Industrial Design at MassArt, and volunteers as a wood shop monitor at the Artisan's Asylum.

Event Time:

Session 1: Sunday, September 7, 4-6:30pm

Session 1: Sunday, September 14, 4-6:30pm

Session 1: Sunday, September 21, 4-6:30pm

Session 1: Sunday, September 28, 4-6:30pm (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: Sep 7, 2014 4 PM to Sep 28, 2014 6 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 07 Sep 2014 16 )
Quick'n'Dirty EL Wire Workshop: OCTOBER

Description:

EL wire is short for electroluminescent wire - meaning a flexible, durable, waterproof string of light! It's a quick, cheap, and low-skill medium with a high visual impact.

In this workshop you'll gain the skills necessary to produce long-lasting, durable, eye-catching EL wire costume pieces or decorations, and you'll go home with a project that will wow your friends and family. Great for amping up costumes, party decorations, or getting creative about night-time lighting for cyclists.

Class Goals:

By the end of the workshop students will have produced at least one EL wire design to take home, as well as the skills and resources necessary to generate projects on their own: design, fabricate, and solder with el wire, and order components.

Prerequisites:

Knowing how to solder or sew is a great head start but not required! (Don't worry, it's not real sewing.) Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials:

The cost of the class includes a $20 materials fee to cover your driver, connector parts, solder, heatshrink, thread, wire, batteries, and fabric. All the tools required will be provided. El wire is not included in the class fee, and will be sold by the foot for $1.50 per foot. (Most designs average around 14 feet.)

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.You can check out her Etsy store at http://www.etsy.com/people/AllThingsEcco

 


Event Time:

Saturday, October 25, 12:30PM - 5:30PM

Most of that time is work time, so students can leave early if need be, or if you finish early.

 

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 25, 2014 12 PM to Oct 25, 2014 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12 )
Kinetic Sculpture: Tabletop Flying Machine NOVEMBER

Description:

Motion is mesmerizing, especially when it's art. Make an interactive kinetic sculptural toy, powered by the hand, simulating flight to enchant kids, entertain visitors, and disarm the boss when he makes the rounds. It's a simple machine whose parts you'll understand inside and out, make from scratch, and walk away with at the end of the class. You'll be learning small metal working skills like brazing and forming to accomplish your beautiful beast.

Outcomes:

Students will come out of this weekend workshop with a familiarity with basics of brazing torch usage and safety, a grasp of rotary motion and basic mechanics, and a kinetic machine sculpture to take home!

Prerequisites:

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

Materials Provided:

All the brass and metal used to make the parts will be provided, as well as pliers, torches, gas, braze, glue etc. Materials cost is included in the class registration fee.

What to Bring:

Students should wear fire-safe clothing: non-synthetic materials and work gloves. Students should bring a sketchpad and writing utensil for notes and ideas, and a permanent marker.

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.You can check out her Etsy store at http://www.etsy.com/people/AllThingsEcco


Event Time:

This weekend workshop will run Saturday and Sunday, November 8 & 9, 1-5pm.

 

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 8, 2014 1 PM to Nov 9, 2014 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 13 )
Tool Training: Manual Milling Machine DECEMBER

Description:

The manual mills in the Asylum machine shop are amazingly versatile tools- they can be used to create precisely dimensioned parts out of aluminum, steel, or plastic, cut sheets of metal to size, or miter tubes for welding. This class will teach you how to setup a bridgeport-style mill for precision machining, how to securely hold a part, how to precisely measure distances down to one-thousandth of an inch, and how to make facing cuts and drill holes using a wide variety of mill bits and accessories.

Successful completion of this course will qualify students to use the Artisan's Asylum Bridgeport mills independently as member.

This short class will not, however, offer students the opportunity to become expert in the operation of this tool -- that requires applying these techniques to a project over many hours, whether independently or in a longer form class. This training will simply give the student the information they need in order to operate the tool without harming the machine, themselves, or the people around them. It also serves as a good refresher for those who've become rusty after years away from the mill.

Class Goals:

Students will learn to:

  • Move the mill table accurately along x, y, and z axes
  • Change mill spindle speeds for different tasks and materials
  • "True" the mill table using a dial indicator
  • Attach a vise to the mill table, and identify the uses of different fixturing accessories. 
  • Securely clamp a small aluminum block.
  • Identify a variety of mill bits and their uses.
  • "Face", or cut a side of, an aluminum block to achieve a precise dimension and smooth finish.
  • Find the edge of a clamped workpiece, and drill a hole a precise distance from the edge.
  • Clean and maintain the mill.

Prerequisites:

Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

Aluminum block: $3. Bring some cash, or bring a 1"-ish X 1"-ish X 2"-ish aluminum scrap piece

What to Bring:

Hair ties for long hair, closed-toed shoes, long-sleeve shirt.

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:

Manual Mill Tool Trainings run every other Tuesday evening from 7:15pm to 9:15pm.


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 2, 2014 7:15:00 PM to Dec 16, 2014 9:15:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:15:00 )
Introduction to TIG Welding: NOVEMBER

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, November 3, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 2: Monday, November 10, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 3: Monday, November 17, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 4: Monday, November 24, 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: Nov 3, 2014 7 PM to Nov 24, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19 )
Tool Training: Manual Milling Machine NOVEMBER

Description:

The manual mills in the Asylum machine shop are amazingly versatile tools- they can be used to create precisely dimensioned parts out of aluminum, steel, or plastic, cut sheets of metal to size, or miter tubes for welding. This class will teach you how to setup a bridgeport-style mill for precision machining, how to securely hold a part, how to precisely measure distances down to one-thousandth of an inch, and how to make facing cuts and drill holes using a wide variety of mill bits and accessories.

Successful completion of this course will qualify students to use the Artisan's Asylum Bridgeport mills independently as member.

This short class will not, however, offer students the opportunity to become expert in the operation of this tool -- that requires applying these techniques to a project over many hours, whether independently or in a longer form class. This training will simply give the student the information they need in order to operate the tool without harming the machine, themselves, or the people around them. It also serves as a good refresher for those who've become rusty after years away from the mill.

Class Goals:

Students will learn to:

  • Move the mill table accurately along x, y, and z axes
  • Change mill spindle speeds for different tasks and materials
  • "True" the mill table using a dial indicator
  • Attach a vise to the mill table, and identify the uses of different fixturing accessories. 
  • Securely clamp a small aluminum block.
  • Identify a variety of mill bits and their uses.
  • "Face", or cut a side of, an aluminum block to achieve a precise dimension and smooth finish.
  • Find the edge of a clamped workpiece, and drill a hole a precise distance from the edge.
  • Clean and maintain the mill.

Prerequisites:

Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

Aluminum block: $3. Bring some cash, or bring a 1"-ish X 1"-ish X 2"-ish aluminum scrap piece

What to Bring:

Hair ties for long hair, closed-toed shoes, long-sleeve shirt.

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:

Manual Mill Tool Trainings run every other Tuesday evening from 7:15pm to 9:15pm.


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 4, 2014 7:15:00 PM to Nov 18, 2014 9:15:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19:15:00 )
Make a Ring(s)! OCTOBER

Description:

Spend a day in the Artisan's Asylum jewelry studio learning to make several rings that will impress your friends!

  1. Starting with a simple soldered brass band ring, students will learn the basics of measuring, sawing and shaping your ring. We will introduce a rolling mill for texturing and hammers for making a decorative impression.
  2. Moving on to stacking rings, students will make three individual sterling silver rings with small soldered decorative elements.
  3. The final ring is a sterling silver spinning ring, to help us learn the process of convex form.

Students will learn how to make good solder seams and the fundamentals of polishing with a buffing machine and a tumbler.

This is the first part of a two-day series. The second class is Stone-Set Ring(s), in which students can broaden and deepen their jewelry fabrication skills by focusing on different methods for embellishing their work with stones! Registration for the next session listed at http://artisansasylum.com/site/current-classes/#jewelry.

Class Goals:

Students will leave the class with an array of basic metalworking skills, a basic understanding of jewelry fabrication, and several rings of their own design.

Prerequisites:

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

Materials Provided:

For a $50 materials fee, students will be provided with silver, brass, and 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. Notebook, magnifying glasses or reading glasses if necessary. Please wear closed-toed shoes.

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 Saturday, October 18, 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 18, 2014 10 AM to Oct 18, 2014 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10 )
Bicycle Maintenance II: OCTOBER

Description:

Topics covered in the course will build upon the skills foundation earned by students in Bicycle Maintenance I. They include rear hub overhaul, in which students will disassemble their hubs, repack them and reassemble them; both radial and lateral wheel truing; headset overhaul, where students will gain confidence in bicycle steering systems; and front derailleur adjustments. Students will be performing the maintenance themselves, on their own bicycles, after a short instruction and demonstration. Although this is an advanced course, some bicycle types may be outside of the scope of the course.

Class Goals:

The goal of this course is to provide students with a deeper understanding of the inner workings of their bicycle, and how to diagnose and maintain them.

Prerequisites:

Bicycle Maintenance I *No exceptions.* Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials:

Students should bring their bicycle and wear clothing they don't mind getting grease on. Covered shoes are recommended.

Instructor Biography:


“Seven” as she’s commonly known, has learned her bicycle maintenance skills through a combination of Broadway Bicycle School training, and spending inordinate amounts of time around SCUL headquarters (a positive bicycle chopper gang). Seven maintains a small fleet of “normal” bicycles, has built and maintained her own custom chopper bicycles, and she likes to read bicycle repair manuals for kicks. She’s been teaching bicycle maintenance at the Asylum over the last year. Seven enjoys maintenance best when her SCUL comrades get together and ask her two or three “how do I…” questions at once. She’s also keen on hot yoga, meditation, making electronics go, and treasures playtime with friends.


Event Time:

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

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

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

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

 

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: Oct 2, 2014 7 PM to Oct 23, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19 )
Wheelbuilding: NOVEMBER

Description:

Students in the course will calculate spoke lengths and choose components, lace their own wheel, learn both radial and lateral wheel truing as well as tensioning and centering. Students will gain an understanding of the basic steps in wheelbuilding and be provided the skillset which can be developed into a rare and sought-after bicycle craft after completing the course. Students will be making calculations and building their wheels themselves, after a short instruction and demonstration. Although this is an advanced course, some bicycle wheel types may be outside of the scope of the course. Each student must consult with the instructor on their choice of build before purchasing their wheel's components.

Class Goals:

Students will leave the course with the experience necessary to continue wheelbuilding and develop their experience into artisanship should they choose to.

Prerequisites:

This course is designed for students who have completed either Advance Bicycle Maintenance or Bicycle Maintenance II. Others with bicycle maintenance experience are welcome as well, but with permission of the instructor. This course is not geared toward someone who is just beginning to learn about their bicycle. All students must be at least 18 years of age.

What to Bring:

Students will need to bring their selected rim, and rear hub, or hubset with them to the first class. They should contact the instructor directly at seven.liberated@gmail.com for advice on their choice if necessary. Students will be expected to purchase/order the remaining components during the first week of class.

Instructor Biography:


“Seven” as she’s commonly known, has learned her bicycle maintenance skills through a combination of Broadway Bicycle School training, and spending inordinate amounts of time around SCUL headquarters (a positive bicycle chopper gang). Seven maintains a small fleet of “normal” bicycles, has built and maintained her own modified bicycles, and she likes to read bicycle repair manuals for kicks. Seven enjoys maintenance best when her SCUL comrades get together and ask her two or three “how do I…” questions at once. She’s also keen on hot yoga, meditation, making electronics go, and treasures playtime with friends.


Event Time:

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

Session 2: Thursday, November 6, 7PM - 9PM

Session 3: Thursday, November 13, 7PM - 9PM

Session 4: Thursday, November 20, 7PM - 9PM

 

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.

 

*Photo Credit to Hannah Rossi



When: Oct 30, 2014 7 PM to Nov 20, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19 )
Jewelry I: Intro to Metalsmithing SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER


Description:

The Asylum's recently upgraded Hot Craft area is ready and waiting for new jewelry students! Join us for a fun introductory class that will have you making your own jewelry within hours.

Through this 6-week class you will be introduced to the arcane and secret techniques of making fine jewelry. Little or no experience is required, but by the end you will come away with new skills and with several finished pieces to show off and be proud of. We will work primarily in sterling silver, brass, and copper.

First we start with the basics. You will learn to use the jeweler’s most fundamental hand tools, such as a jeweler’s saw, files, and hammers. Once you learn techniques to create interesting textures and patterns on the surface of metal shapes you cut out, you can let your imagination loose to dream up fanciful designs. You will learn how to make cold connections: joining pieces without the use of heat and solder through methods like riveting. With these new skills you will to make a key fob, pendant, tag, picture frame or decorative tile of your own design.

The second half of the class focuses on learning to solder and finishing techniques. Exercises in soldering lead into the design and fabrication of a piece of jewelry from sterling silver with a cabochon-set stone, such as a ring, pendant, earrings, or bangle. Finishing techniques, like oxidizing and polishing, round out the class lessons.

This class is excellent preparation for Jewelry II and for working independently in the Artisan Asylum’s studio space. Hands-on work-time is balanced with lessons and there is time to discuss sourcing materials and tools as well as time to interact with other students.

Class Goals:

Students will come away with familiarity of basic jewelry making skills: Sawing, Filing, Soldering, Polishing, Patina, Riveting, Surface Embellishment, Stone-setting.    Project Goals: Students will complete several sample projects and at least one sterling silver piece of jewelry with a bezel-set cabochon.

Prerequisites:

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

Materials Provided:

An additional materials fee of $35 covers the cost of silver, copper, brass and consumables such as saw blades, solder, etc., all of which will be provided. Payment should be delivered to the instructor on the first day of class by cash or check.

What to Bring:

You need not bring anything beyond the material fee, but it is useful to have a sketchbook for ideas.   If you bring scrap fabric with interesting textures we will use them in the first day of class!  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:



When: Sep 16, 2014 6 PM to Oct 21, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18 )
Manual Machining and Layout: SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

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, September 4, 7:45PM - 9:45PM

Session 2: Thursday, September 11, 7:45PM - 9:45PM

Session 3: Thursday, September 18, 7:45PM - 9:45PM

Session 4: Thursday, September 25, 7:45PM - 9:45PM

Session 5: Thursday, October 2, 7:45PM - 9:45PM

Session 6: Thursday, October 9, 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: Sep 4, 2014 7:45:00 PM to Oct 9, 2014 9:45:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:45:00 )
Silvercasting with Cuttlebone: Start to Finish OCTOBER

Description:

Learn to melt down fine silver into shapes carved out of soft bone and walk away with a polished pendant of your own design in one day! This technique incorporates the natural grain of cuttlefish bone to give every piece a natural, organic, and chic look which makes producing elegant pieces a cinch. The lesson includes basic know-how with a torch and silver casting methods as well as finishing, polishing, and sulfur patinas. Also a great way to make elegant handmade gifts for the season.

Class Goals:

Students will leave with basic casting and cleaning skills, as well as at least one polished pendant or charm as well as a practice piece in bronze.

Prerequisites:

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

Materials Provided:

Materials will be provided, covered by the cost of registration: cast grain silver (~$40 per student) cast grain bronze (~$11 per student) and cuttlefish consumables ($4 per student). All tools will be provided.

What to Bring:

Bring ideas and enthusiasm!

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:

This one-day workshop will run Sunday, October 12, 12:30PM-5:30PM

 

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 12, 2014 12 PM to Oct 12, 2014 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12 )

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