Do not seat in front of TV at home!! Come to Artisan's Asylum! Large maker community inside, plus vast range of skills and advice available. Very friendly people, lot of stuff going on, lot of things to learn. Don't know what do you want to do? Doesn't matter! Join one of social nights or volunteer events. This is an excellent place to start a hobby, convert your hobby in your way of life, or just start digging the beginning of a wide network. Jewelry, electronics, wood, metal, CNC, machine, casting and print shops... AWESOME! In case you are wondering. YES, I LOVE THIS PLACE! :)
I had never worked with jewelry or metals before taking classes at Artisan's Asylum and have to post a rave review for instructor Karen Burke. As a working jewelry artist, she brought such a wide range of background and expertise to help each of us complete unique projects that were special to us. I made silver earrings for my mom and bronze earrings for myself, plus three silver rings each experimenting with different textures and finishes, one even has a stone-- I wear them all the time. A stranger at a bar once even asked where they could buy my jewelry!! The only prerequisite was Jewelry 101, I was a complete beginner before all this, and she really made me feel like I could make anything. I also took her Chainmaille course which is just a treat-- in that short workshop and I made earrings, started a bracelet, and have the tools and materials to continue working on a few projects. I highly recommend the courses here; eye opening for me to learn new skills and very rewarding to take home real things I made.