From Artisan's Asylum
Welcome! This is the public wiki for Artisan’s Asylum, Inc., a non-profit community craft studio located in Somerville, Massachusetts. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design and fabrication.
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|For all information concerning available classes, membership structure, events calendar, directions, social media, and latest news, visit our main website http://www.ArtisansAsylum.com.|
Our FAQs are a good place to start for all things Membership, Shops/Tools, Rentals, and general questions you may have.
Facilities and Equipment
Facility access membership at the Asylum provides access to the following community fabrication facilities:
- Audio / Video
- Bike Shop / SCUL
- Computer Lab
- Electronics and Robotics
- Fiber Arts
- Digital Fabrication
- Jewelry and Metalsmithing
- Machine Shop
Artisan's also offers open project build/assembly, social gathering, meeting and event space.
List of Tools
- A list of our Tools -- An evolving list of tools for all of our Craft Areas.
- A list of the tool species for which we offer training.
- A list of the Tool Rubrics
- Shop Mailing Lists
Tool Testing is required for independent tool use
Tool Testing, also referred to as "tool check-off" or "tool certification" is required for independent facility use. These sessions require you to demonstrate safe and correct use of our tools in our shared community shops.
- See the Tool Testing page on the website for all the up to date details
Policies and Procedures
Main Page: Materials
Information on how to obtain and work with various materials
Membership to Artisan’s Asylum not only grants you access to our facility and all shared equipment (that you are trained and tested on) but also opens you to an incredible community of artists, makers, and innovators. This is the place to be if you want to work near people creating gorgeous sculptures, building giant (or tiny) robots, preparing an art installation, 3D printing fabulous jewelry, or literally reinventing the wheel.
- New Member Guide - a great reference for new and existing members
- Waste disposal Everyone helps a bit to make this place better and get things done.
- Events for Members and Friends of Artisans
- Safety Map
- Trash Map
- Studio Space and Storage
Education - 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.
- Information for New and Returning Students
- Current Classes
- Class Signup on Eventbrite
- Shop Safety & Etiquette
- Refund Request Form
- See the Teach A Class page on our website for information for how to get started as a new instructor
- Instructor Handbook for information on enrollment paperwork
- For Returning Instructors: Eventbrite Posting Instructions
- Other information on classes in this wiki
- Shop Safety & Etiquette
Main Page: Community
- Member Profiles
- Guidelines for Hosting/Proposing an Event
- Our History
- Town Hall & Community Meetings
Main Page: Resources
- Graphics standards
- Related Organizations Related organizations in the area.
- Activities for Young People Classes and programs in and near Somerville for people under 18.
- List of New England technology-related museums and historical sites