This class is a bit different than the rest of the classes we offer at Artisan's Asylum. Instead of building a specific skill set, or completing a certain final project, students in Building the Asylum work on infrastructural projects that are immediately put into use! Example projects that we've built so far have included rolling pegboard stands, stock racks and rolling whiteboard stands. Future projects include workbenches, partitions and other infrastructural work.
If you're already trained on woodworking and assembly tools and want to lend a helping hand, we'd love to have you! For our tracking purposes, it'd be great if you could let us know you're coming by purchasing a free ticket to this class.
The goal of this class is twofold. Its primary mission is to make its students handier with power tools and assembly techniques, introducing them to basic woodworking and assembly tools like table saws, sliding compound miter saws, circular saws, power drills, impact drivers, layout tools and more. Its secondary purpose is to fill out the Joy Street space with the infrastructure needed by our members to use the space for open studio time.
Students should bring safety glasses and work gloves to the class.
Instructor Biography: Wardens of the Asylum
This class is co-taught by several volunteer officers of the Asylum (which we fondly call Wardens). Artisan's Asylum has around 30 such officers who all contribute to developing, running and maintaining Artisan's Asylum. We are baristas, engineers, teachers, technicians, artists, designers, freelancers, professionals and everything in between. With all our skills combined, we've built this place from the ground up, and we'd like to teach you how to do it too!
Session 1: 8/31/2010, 7 PM - 10 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA
Session 2: 9/7/2010, 7 PM - 10 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA
Session 3: 9/14/2010, 7 PM - 10 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA
Session 4: 9/21/2010, 7 PM - 10 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA.
Session 5: 9/28/2010, 7 PM - 10 PM @ 13 Joy St, Somerville MA
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:
* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.
* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.
* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility.
* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.
* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship.