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Quick'n'Dirty EL Wire Workshop: APRIL

Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

Somerville, United States

Quick'n'Dirty EL Wire Workshop: APRIL

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This ticket grants admission to the EL Wire Workshop at Artisan's Asylum. It includes a $20 materials fee for the electronic and fabric components, but does not cover the cost of EL wire.
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Event Details

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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. 

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.


Knowing how to solder or sew is a great head start but not required! (Don't worry, it's not real sewing.)


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

Event Time:

Saturday, April 27, 12:30PM - 5:30PM

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

Have questions about Quick'n'Dirty EL Wire Workshop: APRIL? Contact Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

When & Where

10 Tyler Street
Somerville, 02143

Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.


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