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Overview

Artisan’s Asylum, Inc. is a non-profit community craft studio located in Somerville, Massachusetts. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of a wide variety of crafts.

To support that mission we offer the following:

  • A professionally maintained manufacturing facility that includes the tools and machines for precision metal machining, electrical fabrication, welding, woodworking, sewing & fiber arts, robotics, bicycle building and repair, lampworking, jewelry making, computer-aided design, and screenprinting
  • A large range of affordable, publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans, focusing on either creating a final product the student can take home after the class or general training for specific tools
  • Affordable monthly and daily membership plans that include access to our facility on weekends and after typical working hours
  • Space and equipment rentals to individuals and companies interested in having access to industrial-grade manufacturing equipment without having to invest in capital equipment and long-term space leases
  • On-site material and project storage allowing community members to create and store projects without the hassle of handling material and storage logistics
  • Host and promotion of local craft-related events with the goal to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship

Craft Areas

Main Page: Craft Areas

Tools

Main Page: Tools

List of Tools

Tool Testing

Community

Main Page: Community

Our History

Membership

New Member Orientation

Volunteering

Governance

Bylaws, Board of Directors, Financials, Community Updates

Projects

Past, present, and future Projects

Studio Space and Storage

Mailing Lists

Classes - Information for Students and Instructors

Main Page: Classes

For Full list of currently offered classes, class calendar, and FAQs for students and instructors, visit our Website.

For Students

For Instructors

Policies

Main Page: Policies

Our Rules and Guidelines


Resources

Main Page: Resources

Classes and programs in and near Somerville for people under 18.

Museums

Materials

Main Page: Materials

Information on how to obtain and work with various materials

Personal tools
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