This is a guided practice workshop - no formal lesson plan is provided. Instead, you bring your project ideas in and get consulting, tips, critiques, and practice on the machines. This session is ideal for people who have taken a class or who have limited experience who'd like access to the shop but are still looking for guidance and instruction. If you don't have a project but still want to gain experience, assignments and materials can be provided for you that pertain to your interests and skill level.
Often, there are better, faster, or easier ways to do what you're trying to do. This workshop will touch on more nuanced techniques and fill in the cracks of basic training with exposure to new tools and methods.
Students must be at least 18 years of age, and must be tested out on relevant tools in the shop.
Students will bring a flannel shirt, leather gloves and safety glasses to class. Students can bring materials or arrange with the instructor to order appropriate materials in advance of the class. Ecco will contact students by email a week before class to make arrangements.
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.
This is a single session workshop, running Sunday, December 8, 2-6:30PM.
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 & 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.