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Working With Foam

Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:45 PM - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:00 PM (EDT)

Working With Foam

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Admission
This ticket grants admission to all sessions of the Introduction to Foam Fabrication series at Artisan's Asylum. It does not cover the cost of materials.
3 Tickets Ended $200.00 $4.99

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Event Details


 Mr. Pumpkin Head 2 Mr Pumpkin Head 1 Mr. Pumpkin Head 3


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. Pumpkin 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.


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


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

Bob Field

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, March 19, 7:45-10 PM

Session 2: Wednesday, March 26, 7:45-10 PM

Session 3: Wednesday, April 2, 7:45-10 PM

Session 4: Wednesday, April 9, 7:45-10 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.


Have questions about Working With Foam? Contact Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

When & Where

Artisan's Asylum
10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:45 PM - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:00 PM (EDT)

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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. 

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