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Superior Kitchen Designs, Inc. - Custom Built Cabinets
Superior Kitchen Designs is a local family owned & operated business serving Massachusetts for over 20 years. Top quality custom made cabinets for kitchens & baths, plus custom designed desks, bookshelves & entertainment centers. Call for a free in-home estimate.
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Somerville Massachusetts is an urban industrial city located northwest of Boston along the divide between the lower Charles and Mystic River watersheds. In its earliest history Somerville served as the grazing lands for the residents and farmers of Charlestown and had only a few scattered permanent settlements. This is a sharp contrast to the Somerville of today which is comprised of 4.1 square miles and has a total population of over 77,400 people making it the most densely populated community in New England!

Somerville was established as a town in 1842 and its population grew in leaps and bounds from that time forward. Many of the new settlers worked in the brick yards producing as many as 1.3 million bricks a year by hand or 5.5 million with a new press. At its highest point in production the town was turning out 24 million bricks being made in 12 brick yards in the city.

By the end of 1851, heavy industry was prominent here and was soon followed by rolling and slitting mills, iron works and manufacturers of steam engines and boilers. With the establishment of the street car lines, Somerville's population again exploded growing to six times its number between 1870 and 1915. The scale of the meat packing industry earned Somerville the reputation as the Chicago of New England. The city's population reached its peak during the Second World War when almost 106,000 people were said to create a density greater than that of Calcutta!

Closely built two families and triple-deckers fill the city to house its dense and diversified people. Today, Somerville is a mix of blue-collar families, young professionals and recent immigrants. It is known for its large number of city squares which help mark neighborhood boundaries. Among those most active today are Davis Square, Union Square, Ball Square, Teele Square and Magoun Square.

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Johnny D's Comedy Showcase Presents:, Storyteller Cafe
When: Aug 25, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $4.00 (Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19 )
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
The Dinner Detective® is America’s largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show. You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! Everyone is a suspect, even you, and the killer might be at your table!

When: Aug 2, 2014 6:15:00 PM to Aug 2, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 74.95 (Sat, 02 Aug 2014 18:15:00 )
ON TAP - Beantown Tapfest Faculty Showcase
ON TAP showcases the faculty and guests of the Beantown Tapfest. This year's lineup includes: Josh Hilberman (Belgium), Lisa La Touche (NY), Khalid Hill (NY), Rocky Mendes (Boston), Sean Fielder (Boston), Ian Berg (Chicago), and features the music trio, Zeke Martin & The Oracle. Come experience the dynamic range of these six tap dance soloists as they exchange rhymthic ideas with the versatile drummer sensation, Zeke Martin and his band. www.beantowntapfest.com



When: Aug 9, 2014 7 PM to Aug 9, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 20 - 20 USD (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19 )
Anjimile
When: Jul 30, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $0.00 (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19 )
ComedySportz
ComedySportz: Fast and Funny Improv Competition

The competition is fierce, fast, funny and family-friendly at this ingenious improv show that pits two teams of sharp-witted performers against each other in an all-out battle for comedy supremacy. With the audience providing suggestions and ultimately proclaiming winners, the squads are challenged to come up with scenes, bits and songs on the spot, in the spirit of TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway? A referee watches the action, calling fouls and keeping score, as the players compete in seven to 12 different improv games each time, out of a repertoire of more than 100. You'll never see the same show twice, and they keep it clean for the kids.

When: Aug 8, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: COMP - $7.50 (Fri, 08 Aug 2014 19 )
Marathon Sports Memphis Soul 5Km BBQ Run


When: Aug 23, 2014 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21 )
The Teaseday Club
When: Aug 5, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 15 USD (Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19 )
Marc Broussard
When: Oct 9, 2014 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Thu, 09 Oct 2014 21 )
"Henry the 4th"
Shakespeare's Action-Packed Historical Saga Henry the 4th

Shakespeare's two-part Henry IV is an action-packed historical saga featuring one of the most colorful and hilarious characters in all of drama: the drunken, rotund Sir John Falstaff. Theatre@First's lively production Henry the 4th combines both parts into one and turns Sir John to Dame Joan, upending the play's traditional gender roles. The story moves from the slums of London, where King Henry's son Prince Hal embarrasses the royal family by carousing with Falstaff and other vagrants, all the way through to Hal's ascendancy to the throne, and his subsequent rejection of his old life to become the king he was meant to be. Along the way, battles erupt as rebels encroach on Henry IV's kingdom from the north, a father and son reconcile their differences, and Prince Hal comes into his own in hand-to-hand combat with the enemy. Henry the 4th has it all -- blood, sweat, tears and through it all, plenty of laughs.

When: Aug 21, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $7.50 (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20 )
Querusa
When: Aug 2, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $5.00 (Sat, 02 Aug 2014 22 )
Introduction to TIG Welding: AUGUST

Description:

This class is designed to introduce students to the process of TIG welding, a precise type of welding most often used in the manufacture of spaceframe structures like bike frames and roll cages. Students will learn how to weld different types of materials, different types of shapes, and different types of joints together, and will learn how to use the large range of supporting equipment (brushes, sanders, grinders, etc.) and processes that come with welding.

Class Goals:

The goal of this class will be to train a student to the point where they can weld on Artisan's Asylum equipment safely and independently.

Prerequisites:

Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials:

Students will bring a flannel shirt, leather gloves and safety glasses to class. Students will purchase raw materials from the instructor as needed for their projects.

Instructor Biography:

In 1993 Skunk picked up a TIG torch, struck an arc, and produced his first weld puddle (oddly enough, it was in titanium). Ever since, he has been on a relentless mission to transmogrify and personify spark plugs, circuit breaker boxes, reamer blades, typewriters, and the like, helping the little creatures he inherently sees in objects transcend their original purpose. Saw blades are reinvented into angelic wings, tin cans devolve into rose pedals, and a broken clarinet gets a second life as a pirate blunderbuss. No outdated or discarded mechanical devices are safe from joining the parade of fantastic creatures, mighty rayguns, and emotional robots, some of which tip the scales at over 300 pounds.

Skunk is also the Grand Poobah of a bicycle nerd-gang known as SCUL, and works as a professional custom bike builder for Seven Cycles.

For more about Skunk: http://www.skunkadelia.com/


Event Time:

Session 1: Monday, August 4, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 2: Monday, August 11, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 3: Monday, August 18, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

Session 4: Monday, August 25, 7:30PM - 9:30PM

 

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: Aug 4, 2014 7 PM to Aug 25, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19 )
Bryan Pero and the Tired Horses
Age Limit: 21+

Bryan Pero and the Tired Horses



When: Sep 26, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20 )
Hot Crafts Jewelry Shop Orientation: AUGUST

Description:

This workshop provides an opportunity to familiarize students with specialty tools and processes of the Hot Craft Studio for Jewelry. Tools covered are the flex shaft and accessories, forming bench with specialized hammers, rolling mill, circle cutters, dapping punch, buffing machine, buffs and polishers, soldering, and annealing torch tools. Those who complete this one day Jewelry Orientation can make an appointment for Tool Testing with the instructor to use the studio on their own. We will create a simple band ring, with a embossed and cut circle, and polished. We will touch on all of the basic tools in the jewelry studio.

Class Goals:

Students will learn to correctly use the tools in the Hot Craft Studio for Jewelry correctly and with confidence to work independently after testing.

Prerequisites:

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

Materials Provided:

A $25 materials fee, included in the class registration, covers metal, solder, polishing compounds and basic consumables for the class. Extra tools and supplies can be purchased at class.

What to Bring:

Notebook, magnifying glasses or reading glasses if necessary. Wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to tie back long hair!

Instructor Biography:

 

Karen Christians is an educator and maker in the metal arts. She developed the metals program at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, founded Metalwerx in Waltham, a non-profit school for jewelry and the metal arts, and the new jewelry section of the Hot Craft Studio at Artisan's Asylum in Somerville. She teaches nationally, lectures around the country, and is published in many professional and technical magazines. She is the author of the book Making the Most of Your Flex-Shaft. Karen holds a BFA with High Honors from the Massachusetts College of Art. She is currently writing a second book which was successfully funded on Kickstarter this spring, The Jewelry of the Playa: Making, Collecting, and Gifting at Burning Man.

Event Time:

This is a one-day workshop running Sunday, August 17th, 1-5PM.

 

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: Aug 17, 2014 1 PM to Aug 17, 2014 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13 )
William Cutting Band
Gorilla Music presents The Boston Battle of the bands.

When: Aug 31, 2014 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16 )
AfterFab (The Beatles Solo Years)


When: Oct 17, 2014 9 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21 )
Abu- Dabi
Battle of the Bands Finals!

When: Aug 31, 2014 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16 )
Workingman's Band
Celebrate the music and the spirit of the Woodstock Generation that changed the world at the iconic Woodstock Festival - 45 years ago. This will be a multimedia event with a light show and live band performing many of the songs from the iconic 1969 festival recorded by such artists as: Canned Heat, Santana, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joe Cocker, The Band, Paul Butterfield, Ten Years After. The performance hall has seating and dancing space plus a cash bar, cafe food and vendors of 60's memorabilia. www.facebook.com/celebratewoodstock

When: Aug 22, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19 )
Paul Brady
One of Ireland’s most celebrated singer-songwriters, Paul Brady has been creating timeless tunes for more than 40 years. He started in Ireland playing with The Johnstons, Planxty, and Andy Irvine and went on to work with Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Marianne Faithfull, and many others. His songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Bonnie Raitt, Tina Turner, Cher, Carlos Santana, Art Garfunkel, and Phil Collins.

When: Oct 25, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Reserved Seating $28.00 (includes Somerville Theatre $1 restoration fee) (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20 )
ComedyCazi
Born of a love for comic books, Saturday-morning cartoons and live theater, each ComedyCazi show features original comedies, recurring characters, and action-packed improv that all pay tribute to that unforgettable, violent children's programming that totally had no lasting effects! Come see us perform the last Saturday of each month at 40 Highland Avenue in Somverville MA! For more information on ComedyCazi, be sure to visit www.comedycazi.com or follow us on Twitter @ComedyCazi



When: Aug 30, 2014 8 PM to Aug 30, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 6.77 - 6.77 USD (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20 )
DV8Fitness - SFG Kettlebell Course - September 21, 2014 - Somerville, MA


When: Sep 21, 2014 9 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09 )
The Burren Comedy Contest
The world’s greatest comedy contest, and a different show every Wednesday! Every show is a great mix as amateurs face off against pros and surprise guests (including national acts) stop in. Admission is free, and showtime is 10pm every wednesday night.

When: Jul 30, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: null (Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22 )
Introduction to Raspberry Pi: SEPTEMBER

Description:

The Raspberry Pi is one of the most groundbreaking pieces of electronics of the last year. This single board computer is inexpensive yet comes packed with ethernet, USB, a high powered graphics engine, digital I/O ports and enough CPU power to accomplish your projects. In this class, learn how the Raspberry Pi can bridge the gap between the Internet and the physical world as the brains behind all your projects.

This class will cover the basics of setting up and installing the Raspberry Pi. It will also show you how to use the Digital input and outputs to control LEDs, motors, and sensors. The class will build on these skills to make the Raspberry Pi accessible over the Internet and to interact with existing web pages.

Learn how the Raspberry Pi differs from an Arduino and when to use one over another, and even how to use Raspberry Pi together with an Arduino. The class will conclude with some advanced topics, such as overclocking your Raspberry Pi and experimenting with graphics (great for building your own arcade games).

This class is targeted at those who are interested in learning more about using the Raspberry Pi in their own electronics/software projects and who have some basic programming experience. Students will leave the class with the ability and knowledge needed to build their own ground-breaking Raspberry Pi based projects.

Class Goals:

Students will learn to set up and program a Raspberry Pi using Python. Experience will be gained with the general purpose inputs and outputs, using sensors. We will also practice controlling an Arduino, and communicating with other devices over the Internet.

Prerequisites:

Students should have some basic experience with programming.

Materials:

Student will need to purchase from the instructor or provide:

- Raspberry Pi Model B ($35)

- Raspberry Pi Starter Pack ($70)

- breadboard, LEDs, switch, resistors, transistor, breadboard wires, etc.

All materials will be available for sale from the instructor at cost for $110. Students should bring cash or a check made out to Eric Friedrich to the first class to cover the materials fee. If students wish to provide their own Raspberry Pi board, advance arrangements can be made with the instructor.

Instructor Biography:

Eric is a software engineer at a large corporation by day and enjoys getting his hands dirty at night. He has several years of experience working with microcontrollers and embedded systems. He has worked on line-following robots and shape shifting airplane wings. He was also part of the Asylum’s winning Laser Harp team in the Radioshack Hackerspace Challenge.

Event Time:

Session 1: Wednesday, September 10, 7:15-9:15PM

Session 2: Wednesday, September 17, 7:15-9:15PM

Session 3: Wednesday, September 24, 7:15-9:15PM

Session 4: Wednesday, October 1, 7:15-9:15PM

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week 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: Sep 10, 2014 7:15:00 PM to Oct 1, 2014 9:15:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:15:00 )
Fundamentals of Mechanical Design: NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

Description:

Have you ever known exactly what you want to make, but had no idea where to begin designing it? Are the projects you're building flimsier or less functional than you wanted, and you don't know how to fix them? Have you ever wanted a concise introduction to all of the main elements of mechanical design in one place? This class is for you.

This class is a lecture- and exercise-based mechanical design and engineering bootcamp developed to introduce students to fundamental design concepts in intuitive and straightforward ways. The purpose of the class is to introduce students to mechanical design concepts and best practices, in order to enable them to start designing basic assemblies on their own, and continue learning more about the field on their own time.

  • Class 1: Structures and Joints - Learn how industry-standard load-bearing structures and joints are designed and constructed, and learn how to adapt those designs to your own purposes.
  • Class 2: Materials - Learn the ins and outs of working with a wide variety of metals, plastics, and woods. Get introduced to the fabrication processes used for each material, and how their selection affects your design.
  • Class 3: Power Transmission - Learn how to design power transmission systems like belt drives, chain drives, and geartrains, and get a basic introduction to how hydraulic and pneumatic systems transmit power.
  • Class 4: Bearings and Shafts - Learn the basics of designing robust, load-bearing shaft assemblies for spinning systems like wheels, gearboxes and the like.
  • Class 5: Fits and Tolerances - Learn about the dimensions and tolerances needed to produce functional mechanical assemblies, and the fabrication processes that are required to hit those tolerances.
  • Class 6: Kinematic Mechanisms - Learn about linkages, cranks, and other kinematic mechanisms used to translate between continuous, intermittent, and reciprocating motions.
  • Class 7: Motors and Engines - Learn how to size and select various types of electric motors, and learn the basics of working with various types of engines.
  • Class 8: Design Process and Example Systems - Learn about common design processes used by working mechanical engineers, and design several example systems with guidance from the instructor.

Class Goals:

Students will gain experience designing load-bearing structures and moving assemblies that transmit power over distance; identifying, sizing, and sourcing mechanical components and materials; and selecting proper fits and tolerances for manufacturing mechanical assemblies.

Prerequisites:

No experience is necessary. Students must be at least 18 years old.

What to Bring:

Laptop (ideally), graph paper-based design notebook, pens/pencils, any ideas for projects you want to work on.

Instructor Biography:

Gui Cavalcanti is the founder of Artisan's Asylum. Currently, he's teaching Principles of Engineering and entrepreneurship at his alma mater Olin College of Engineering, and leading the mechanical design of Stompy, a 4,000 pound, 18-foot-wide, 10-foot-tall, 6-legged hydraulic walking robot that seats two, developed by Project Hexapod (a company he cofounded with James Whong and Dan Cody). He worked as a robotics engineer and systems integrator at Boston Dynamics, working on cutting edge mechanical design and systems integration for highly dynamic legged robots like BigDog, AlphaDog, and PETMAN. He was the Systems Integrator for the LS3 project, coordinating the joint engineering and development of multiple subcontractors and engineers. Over the course of his career he has also developed the mechanical systems for a robotic tuna, several robotic snakes, an ornithopter, and other robotic animals. 

Event Time:

Session 1: Monday, October 27, 7:00-9:30pm

Session 2: Monday, November 3, 7:00-9:30pm

Session 3: Monday, November 10, 7:00-9:30pm

Session 4: Monday, November 17, 7:00-9:30pm

Session 5: Monday, November 24, 7:00-9:30pm

Session 6: Monday, December 1, 7:00-9:30pm

Session 7: Monday, December 8, 7:00-9:30pm

Session 8: Monday, December 15, 7:00-9:30pm

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week 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: Oct 27, 2014 7 PM to Dec 15, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19 )
Introduction to 3D Modeling NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

Description:

3D modeling software is used worldwide in professional settings like engineering, animation, product design, architecture, and more. Designing parts in 3D modeling environments allows you to develop an idea in full before you cut any material, and then either make parts automatically on computer-enabled tools (such as the CNC mills, routers, plasma cutters, and 3D printers available at Artisan's Asylum) or develop a set of drawings that allow you or other people to create your parts from plans. In this class, students will learn 2D sketching techniques, 3D modeling techniques for parts and assemblies, and 2D display of 3D models in drawings, using Solidworks 2012. Students will have opportunities to model and recreate real parts and assemblies, create drawings that can be used in computer-controlled manufacturing equipment, and prepare files for 3D printing.

Class Goals:

By the end of class, students will be able to create well-constrained 2D sketches, 3D parts and assemblies, and 2D representations of 3D parts and assemblies. Students will know how to create files for transfer to CNC tools, and will know how to prepare files for 3D printing.

Prerequisites:

Experience with a Windows environment. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

Solidworks software and example objects for modeling will be provided.

What to Bring:

If possible, students should bring a project or an idea for projects to model in class as an informative exercise.

Instructor Biography:

Gui Cavalcanti is the co-founder of Artisan's Asylum. Currently, he's leading the mechanical design of Stompy, a 4,000 pound, 18-foot-wide, 10-foot-tall, 6-legged hydraulic walking robot that seats two, developed by Project Hexapod (a company he cofounded with James Whong and Dan Cody). He worked as a robotics engineer and systems integrator at Boston Dynamics, working on cutting edge mechanical design and systems integration for highly dynamic legged robots like BigDog, AlphaDog, and PETMAN. He was the Systems Integrator for the LS3 project, coordinating the joint engineering and development of multiple subcontractors and engineers. Over the course of his career he has also developed the mechanical systems for a robotic tuna, several robotic snakes, an ornithopter, and other robotic animals. Gui recently competed in the Discovery Channel's design/build reality show, "The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius".


Made Possible By: Solidworks & CADD Edge

Solidworks is a computer-aided design tool that allows you to quickly design and revise 2D or 3D parts, assemblies, and dimensional drawings of parts and assemblies with minimal training. It is used by over 1.7 million product designers worldwide to design and create manufactured parts, from the introductory hobbyist level to top end engineering firms.

CADD Edge has been offering SolidWorks CAD Software since 1995. Each year since then, SolidWorks has named CADD Edge, Inc. the largest SolidWorks provider in the Northeastern United States. Over this time, CADD Edge has helped over 7,500 users become more productive with SolidWorks.

Event Time:

Session 1: Wednesday, November 5, 7:15PM - 9:45PM

Session 2: Wednesday, November 12, 7:15PM - 9:45PM

Session 3: Wednesday, November 19, 7:15PM - 9:45PM

**NO CLASS Wednesday, November 26 -- Day before Thanksgiving**

Session 4: Wednesday, December 3, 7:15PM - 9:45PM

Session 5: Wednesday, December 10, 7:15PM - 9:45PM

Session 6: Wednesday, December 17, 7:15PM - 9:45PM 

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week 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: Nov 5, 2014 7:15:00 PM to Dec 17, 2014 9:45:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:15:00 )
Introduction to Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems: FALL 2014

Description:

Have you ever wanted to design mechanisms that move really heavy or large things simply and easily? Do you have any applications that call for controlled linear motion? Are you frustrated with an engineering education that left out a practical grounding in fluid power? Come to Artisan's Asylum in February and learn how to design and assemble pneumatic and hydraulic systems!

Most engineers, designers and hobbyists are familiar with electric motors and their limitations. As a rule, motors tend to spin too quickly for most applications without substantial gearing, they tend to be fairly weak for their size, and they can be very complicated to control for amateurs. They're great for small, simple projects, but stop being as useful when projects start scaling up in size. Pneumatic and hydraulic systems pick up where electric motors leave off!

Pneumatic (air-powered) and hydraulic (liquid-powered) power transmission systems can simply and easily generate hundreds, to thousands, to tens of thousands of pounds of force instantaneously, and hold those forces indefinitely. They can be incredibly easy to assemble (once you know what parts to order), they're easy to control with simple relay circuits, and they're a breeze to design compared to electric systems. The big challenges involved in making use of them are knowing enough about them to design and assemble them safely, getting to know the symbolic language in which their circuits are drawn, knowing where to source components, and getting experience by making enough circuits to get used to the process.

This class will introduce students to the theory, design, and practical assembly of pneumatic and hydraulic circuits. Students will be taught the underlying principles behind each style of power transmission, will get to assemble several different circuits of each type of power transmission, will get to design their own circuits, and will go through the process of sourcing components from fluid power vendors.

Note: This class is offered as a full 8-course introduction to fluid power systems, but students can choose to participate in either pneumatics or hydraulics individually.

Class Goals:

The goal of this class will be to give students a robust introduction to hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Students should be able to assemble hydraulic and pneumatic systems given standard schematics, and should be able to design basic fluid power systems independently by the end of the class.

Prerequisites:

No previous experience necessary. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

All hydraulic and pneumatic system components will be provided as class items, and will remain at Artisan's Asylum.

What to Bring:

Students should wear clothing appropriate for a shop environment. On days where the class works with hydraulic systems, students should expect to get hydraulic oil on their clothes and skin. Students should wear work clothing they are willing to throw away at the end of class in case it gets too oily.

Instructor Biography:

Gui Cavalcanti is the co-founder and President of Artisan's Asylum. Currently, he's leading the mechanical design of Stompy, a 4,000 pound, 18-foot-wide, 10-foot-tall, 6-legged hydraulic walking robot that seats two, developed by Project Hexapod (a company he cofounded with James Whong and Dan Cody). He worked as a robotics engineer and systems integrator at Boston Dynamics, working on cutting edge mechanical design and systems integration for highly dynamic legged robots like BigDog, AlphaDog, and PETMAN. He was the Systems Integrator for the LS3 project, coordinating the joint engineering and development of multiple subcontractors and engineers. Over the course of his career he has also developed the mechanical systems for a robotic tuna, several robotic snakes, an ornithopter, and other robotic animals.


Event Time:

Session 1: Wednesday, September 3, 7:00PM - 9:30PM (Introduction to Pneumatics)

Session 2: Wednesday, September 10, 7:00PM - 9:30PM (Pneumatics Class 1)

Session 3: Wednesday, September 17, 7:00PM - 9:30PM (Pneumatics Class 2)

Session 4: Wednesday, September 24, 7:00PM - 9:30PM (Pneumatics Class 3)

Session 5: Wednesday, October 1, 7:00PM - 9:30PM (Introduction to Hydraulics)

Session 6: Wednesday, October 8, 7:00PM - 9:30PM (Hydraulics Class 1)

Session 7: Wednesday, October 15, 7:00PM - 9:30PM (Hydraulics Class 2)

Session 8: Wednesday, October 22, 7:00PM - 9:30PM (Hydraulics Class 3)

 

REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than one week 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: Sep 3, 2014 7 PM to Oct 22, 2014 9 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19 )
Jeff Jam Dance Party
When: Aug 23, 2014 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $5 Cash @ Door (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16 )
Tool Training: CNC Mill AUGUST

Description:

If you already know what you want to build and how you want to build it, and you just want to learn how to use the tools you need safely or need a refresher, Tool Training sessions are for you! This 2.5-hour personalized training will launch you into the world of Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) precision machining at Artisan's Asylum. Makers of all types will benefit from shaping aluminum, steel, and plastics into precise, computer-cut parts. After you've practiced with the manual milling machine, it's time to work in the realm of thousandths of an inch!In this class students will learn to safely use our Sharp Vertical Milling Machine with MillPwr CNC Servo Controller. After an introduction to terminology and machine anatomy, students will learn the following operations in aluminum:-- Digital Read Out (DRO) functionality, including part coordinate systems and edge location.-- Automated CNC operations including facing, slot, pocket, precision drilling, circular boring, feature patterns, and text engraving.-- Complete part programming using the MillPwr conversational CNC language.-- Part program file management and advanced code features.-- Changing spindle speeds, identifying cutting speed/feed ranges, and finish-pass conditions.-- Changing cutting tools and specifying tool geometry in the CNC controller.-- Safety features (like "dry run"), cleanup, and machine care. 

Class Goals:

Students will become familiar with basic machine anatomy and various safe automated CNC milling operations. Students will leave with an understanding of the MillPwr conversational CNC controller and part programming techniques.  

If proficiency is achieved, students will leave the class qualified to do independent work on the Asylum's Sharp Vertical Milling Machine with MillPwr CNC Servo Controller.

Prerequisites:1:  Before enrolling in this training, students must first complete the "Tool Training: Manual Milling Machine" or confirm previous manual mill competency with the instructor.2:  Before class day, students must read the MillPwr controller manual here: http://wiki.artisansasylum.com/index.php/Sharp_CNC_MillThe MillPwr CNC controller uses a conversational programming method that is easy to learn.  No previous programming or G-code experience is required.3:  All students must be at least 18 years of age. 

Materials Provided:

Practice materials and end mills will be provided by Artisan's Asylum.

What to Bring:

Please wear closed-toe shoes, avoid any dangling clothes or adornments, and tie back long hair. 

Event Time:

CNC mill tool training sessions are available on alternate Monday evenings, from 7:15-9:45pm. You can register for a particular session according to the dates on the ticket types above.

Instructor Biography:

Paul Carson is an engineer by training and metalworking enthusiast.  After years of making bicycle powered sculptures, a recumbent trike, gas powered bumper cars and other contraptions, he designed his own bicycle building process using the fixture and manufacturing process design skills he learned working as a manufacturing engineer.

 

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: Aug 11, 2014 7:15:00 PM to Aug 11, 2014 9:45:00 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:15:00 )
Open Blues Jam! featuring DR Grant & the Medical Marijuana Band
When: Aug 10, 2014 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sun, 10 Aug 2014 16 )
Design for Mixed-Media Fabrication: Steel & Wood Chair

Description:

Build your confidence in going from design to fabrication, and using the resources at the Artisan's Asylum to realize your vision, while customizing and fabricating a steel and wood chair. For students with basic woodworking and welding experience, this intermediate course will give you tools you need to take the next steps in design and fabrication, covering professional techniques for creating small batch custom furniture. While applicable to the chair you create in class, the methods you learn here will also allow you to efficiently and accurately create repeatable forms for a broad range of original furniture, art and engineering projects.

Class time is split between the welding and wood shops. You will have time to practice and refine your wood and metalworking skills under two mixed-media fabricators, who will provide guidance on how to successfully combine multiple materials.

Course Outline:

  • Class 1 - Customize your chair: Introduce chair design and types, jig design, and jig fabrication for welding
  • Class 2 - Steel fabrication: cut, prepare, and weld steel frame using jig from class 1.
  • Class 3 - Seat and back construction: assemble and clamp seat and back blanks. Design, layout and cut templates.
  • Class 4 - Seat and back shaping: router training, route wood parts to shape, edge shaping, sanding, fit-up with steel frames
  • Class 5- Finishing: review wood and steel finishing options, finish chair, final assembly

Class Goals:

Students will leave the class with:

  • a completed steel and wood chair
  • increased understanding of techniques for making reproducible objects, including jigs and templates
  • Increased understanding of the challenges, tools and techniques for working in multiple materials.
  • Increased comfort in the use of woodworking and metalworking equipment for fabrication

Prerequisites:

  • Training & testing in MIG Welding and metalworking support tools (available either through Metalworking Intensive, Sculptural Metalworking, or a combination of MIG Welder Tool Training and Metalworking Support Tools).
  • Woodworking training & testing on bandsaw, jointer and planer (available through Woodworking: Rough to Smooth).
  • For upcoming available trainings: http://artisansasylum.com/site/current-classes/
  • If you have training, testing is regularly available, see this page for details: http://artisansasylum.com/site/tool-testing/

Materials Provided:

Steel and poplar stock and consumables are included in the cost of registration.

What to Bring/Wear:

Shop appropriate apparel: closed-toe shoes, long nonflammable pants and sleeves, ways to tie back long hair (if necessary).

Instructor Biography:


Josh Beckmann owns Somerville Made, a small design and fabrication shop in Union Square Somerville. His work often incorporates welded steel and computer controlled cutting. He also teaches working to children at a local arts center.


Seth Avecilla teaches art and fabrication skills at MIT, with a background in sculpture, architecture, sign production and prototyping. He enjoys making unbelievable projects possible.


Event Time:

Session 1: Sunday, July 13, 3:30PM - 6PM

Session 2: Sunday, July 20, 3:30PM - 6PM

Session 3: Sunday, July 27, 3:30PM - 6PM

Session 4: Sunday, August 3, 3:30PM - 6PM

Session 5: Sunday, August 10, 3:30PM - 6PM

 

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: Jul 13, 2014 3 PM to Aug 10, 2014 6 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15 )
Wasabassco Presents: Secret Identitease
It's not just burlesque. It's Wasabassco. Since its birth in 2004, New York based Wasabassco has set a new standard for glamorous glitz, stupefying showmanship, and staggering sexiness, producing finely-curated burlesque and nightlife events throughout New York and across the nation. Wasabassco provides couple-friendly, risqué entertainment featuring internationally-recognized striptease and variety performers from around the globe. Join our unofficial after-party for Boston Comic Con, with the sexiest display of nerdery you've ever seen. COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED! Saturday August 9th 9 PM DAVIS SQUARE THEATRE 255 Elm Street Somerville, MA STARRING: Cade Rockwell, Dale Stones, Evelyn Vinyl, Harley Foxx, Jack Silver, Nasty Canasta, Ricky Lim, and Stella Chuuu



When: Aug 9, 2014 8 PM to Aug 10, 2014 1 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 20 - 20 USD (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 20 )
Wasabassco Presents: Secret Identitease
It's not just burlesque. It's Wasabassco. Since its birth in 2004, New York based Wasabassco has set a new standard for glamorous glitz, stupefying showmanship, and staggering sexiness, producing finely-curated burlesque and nightlife events throughout New York and across the nation. Wasabassco provides couple-friendly, risqué entertainment featuring internationally-recognized striptease and variety performers from around the globe. Join our unofficial after-party for Boston Comic Con, with the sexiest display of nerdery you've ever seen. COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED! Saturday August 9th 9 PM DAVIS SQUARE THEATRE 255 Elm Street Somerville, MA STARRING: Cade Rockwell, Dale Stones, Evelyn Vinyl, Harley Foxx, Jack Silver, Nasty Canasta, Ricky Lim, and Stella Chuuu



When: Aug 9, 2014 8 AM to Aug 10, 2014 1 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 20 - 20 USD (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 08 )
Elle Carpenter


When: Aug 9, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 20 )
Beantown Tapfest
When: Aug 9, 2014 9 AM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 Aug 2014 09 )
Stump! Pub Trivia
When: Aug 4, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20 )
Pierogi Night

Do you love pierogi as much as we do? Eastern European music and dancing? Come prove it! On Thursday, August 7 Cuisine en Locale will team up with three local bands to create an evening to remember!

We're making pierogi stuffed with mushrooms, pierogi stuffed with pork, and our favorite, dill pickle soup! ???????

The Somerville Symphony Orkestar (http://www.ssoband.com) is an all-original Gyspy-Punk band. Formed in 2009, the SSO has been constantly gaining notice from many of the music scenes in and around New England. With the success of their first album, the SSO has shared the stage with the Rebirth Brass Band, Melvin Seal and the Gerry Garcia Band, and Jack Sonni (from the Dire Straits) among others. The SSO beats Balkan music, Klezmer, Funk, and Punk into a funk-punky pulp. The complex arrangements reign in the chaos only to explode into equal parts mosh-pit and horah.

Karikatura (http://karikaturanyc.com/) makes life-affirming, body-shaking music that moves people around the world. While the band has toured everywhere from Japan to Brazil, New York City is home. With bright horns, socially conscious lyrics and booty-bouncing beats, Karikatura delivers real songs that transcend style and genre.

Cocek! Brass Band (http://www.cocekbrassband.com/) is the brainchild of trumpet player Sam Dechenne. The band performs original music by Dechenne based on the sounds of Eastern European brass bands. They are a 5-piece group (2 trumpets, trombone, tuba and bass drum) that rocks the house on a very regular basis. The band's members come from internationally touring ensembles like John Brown's Body and Itzhak Perlman and bring a blend of dance music with emotive improvisation and melodies that evoke crazy dancing, contemplative thoughts and good times. This is not a band to be missed.



When: Aug 7, 2014 9 PM to Aug 8, 2014 12 AMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Suggested donation of $10 for the bands General Admission

(Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21 )
Free Friday featuring Buenos Diaz plus The Forz
When: Aug 8, 2014 10 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $0.00 (Fri, 08 Aug 2014 22 )
Leatherworking Projects: Utility Belt AUGUST

Description:

This class will take students though design conception to completion of custom leather utility belts. Students will learn how to create patterns, utilize tools, cut, sew, and dye leather. By the end of the four week session, each student will have created their own unique utility belt and acquired the skills necessary to create leather works of their own.

Class Goals:

In this course, students will practice:

  • developing their own design
  • creating patterns for the component pieces
  • cutting leather with a head knife
  • sewing leather with awl, needle & thread
  • dying leather

Prerequisites:

No experience required; completion of Intro to Leather Working is useful, but not required. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials:

Leather, painting/dying materials, and basic tools, all purchaseable from the instructor. Basic tools from the Intro to Leatherworking class can be used. Full tooling and materials are likely to cost between $85 and $100 (the head knife represent half of that), but students will keep any purchased tools at the end of class for use on further projects. Students are encouraged to bring a notebook and pencil to class for taking notes.

Full materials list for those who have their own tools, or are interested in purchasing independently: head knife, awl, needles, thread, dye, belt buckle/hardware, leather, jeweler's rouge, plain brown paper, paint brushes, a notebook, and a cloth ruler.

Instructor Biography:

Emily Lamkin is a professional artist and designer for film and theater. Her leather working business, Curious Alchemy (www.curiousalchemy.com), specializes in leather masks and accessories. Emily has a broad range of artistic schooling and background which she brings to all her projects. She studied leather working at Tandy Leather and is well versed in the plethora of tools and techniques required in leather craft; knowledge which she is excited to be able to share with others!

Event Time:

Session 1: Thursday, August 7, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Session 2: Thursday, August 14, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Session 3: Thursday, August 21, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Session 4: Thursday, August 28, 6:30PM - 8:30PM


 

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: Aug 7, 2014 6 PM to Aug 28, 2014 8 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18 )
Tool Training: Hot Craft Studio Jewelry Shop AUGUST

Description:

Tool Training for Jewelry in the Hot Craft Studio: Students will learn the proper use and location of all the tools in the studio and to operate the acetylene gas tank, set up a soldering area, turn on and off the tank, use the polishing set up, the rolling mill, and the flex shaft.

Tool Testing will follow two weeks after training or by appointment with the shop monitor, and is necessary before a member is allowed to work independently in the shop.

For other classes and trainings available in the jewelry studio at Artisan's Asylum, check out http://artisansasylum.com/site/current-classes/#jewelry.

Prerequisites:

No experience required. Students must be at least 18 years old.

Materials Provided:

All necessary materials will be provided, and are included in the cost of registration!

What to Bring:

Close-toed shoes, hair tie-backs, notebook.

Instructor Biography:

Karen Christians is an educator and maker in the metal arts. She developed the metals program at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, founded Metalwerx in Waltham, a non-profit school for jewelry and the metal arts, and the new jewelry section of the Hot Craft Studio at Artisans Asylum in Somerville. She teaches nationally, lectures around the country, and is published in many professional and technical magazines. She is the author of the book, Making the Most of Your Flex-Shaft. Karen holds a BFA with High Honors from the Massachusetts College of Art. She is currently writing a second book which was successfully funded on Kickstarter this spring, The Jewelry of the Playa: Making, Collecting, and Gifting at Burning Man.

 

Event Time:

Registration reserves one spot for existing Artisan's Asylum members in a single Jewelry Shop tool training session on a Wednesday. You will be contacted by the instructor to schedule a specific time and time. Registration includes the cost of all materials used.


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: Aug 6, 2014 10 AM to Aug 27, 2014 6 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10 )
Hacker Junk Creations


Description:

The work of Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson, trash aesthetic, conspicuous consumption, hoarder, scrapbooking... what do these things have in common? The love of THINGS!

Bring your box of keepsakes, letters, photos and cards you've been saving for no real reason and transform them into a decorative project you can display.

Apply Melissa's "Junk Mosaic" process by combining the colors and patterns of 2D materials with the shapes and forms of 3D objects using collage and assemblage. Experiment with design, composition, and dynamics.

Bring your own - or work from Melissa's collections of papers and recycled parts from computers, printers, and other electronics.

The only requirement is imagination and creative energy!

 

Instructor Biography: 

Melissa Glick has a Masters in Art Education from Mass College of Art and has run educational programs at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Boston Ballet, Museum of Fine Arts and various after school programs. See her current work at: https://sites.google.com/site/melissasgart/.

Event Time:

Sunday, September 7, 12-3pm

 

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: Sep 7, 2014 12 PM to Sep 7, 2014 3 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 07 Sep 2014 12 )
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Residency
When: Aug 5, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $0.00 (Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20 )
Open Blues Jam! featuring Dr Grant & The Medical Marijuana Band
When: Aug 17, 2014 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $0.00 (Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16 )
8.14 @ PA's Lounge w/ Nico Rivers, Jack Byrne + Jo Sugameli

8- 8:45 Jack Byrne

9- 9:45 Jo Sugameli

10- 10:45 Nico Rivers

 

7:30 DOORS
21+
$8 at the door, $4 presale



When: Aug 14, 2014 7 PM to Aug 14, 2014 11 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19 )
The Wisdom Tree Film Screening Sunday Aug 3, 2014 Somerville, MA
Ever wondered about quantum physics, fine art, math, music, neuroscience, eastern mysticism? But never got a chance to explore them enough? Here is a great opportunity. Please join and experience this mesmerizing sci-fi drama unfold in front of you. The breadth, depth and minutiae of this multidimensional experimental indie would intrigue you.. for sure. This gripping mystery, starring award winning actress Sheetal Sheth along with Patrick Alparone & Eric Holter and written & directed by Sunil Shah, boasts a stellar crew including nominees/award winners of the Oscars, Emmy, BAFTA, National Film Awards (India), Golden Reel, Independent Spirit, ASCAP, Grass Roots International, Artio, and Visual Effects Society (USA). This thought provoking indie dares to take viewers on a unique and ever-deepening sci-fi mystical journey certain to have audiences buzzing. FILM SYNOPSIS Struggling to decipher a mysterious car accident, a quantum physicist, a neuroscientist and an FBI agent are drawn into an ever-deepening mystery. What follows is a meditative transformative journey through a maze of subliminal artworks, baffling scientific discoveries, introspective eastern mysticism and a series of puzzling events. Stuck in an enigmatic entanglement, they must unravel the most profound discoveries ever and save the human race from an enormous moral dilemma. Not in their wildest dreams could they have foreseen what lay ahead -- and neither will viewers. The Wisdom Tree film (which has been receiving rave reviews) screens on Sunday August 3, 4:00 pm at AMC Assembly Row 12 395 Artisan Way, Somerville, MA 02145. The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the writer and director, Sunil Shah. Please book your tickets at the earliest. WATCH THE TRAILER CHECK OUT WHAT THE MEDIA AND AUDIENCE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE WISDOM TREE FILM: "Wonderful metaphorical film. I like the way you pointed out the paradoxes in modern physics together with how they reflect in life. I loved the color palette, art and music in the film. Very unique sci-fi. Thank you for the lovely work!!! So much to enjoy and think about." - Russell Targ, Physicist, well-known author, holds two NASA awards for inventions in lasers. "The Wisdom Tree is a seamless blend of quantum physics, spirituality, art, music and neuroscience... Fun to watch and challenging to everyday beliefs, you may find yourself watching this movie more than once." - Light of Consciousness: Journal of Spiritual Awakening "Film harmonizes eastern mysticism & quantum physics" - India West "An amazing, experiential journey into the intersection of age old spiritual insights and cutting edge quantum physics weaving itself into the loops and synchronicities of everyday life. An astoundingly creative work that will leave me pondering for a long time to come." - Austin Hill Shaw, Author "...I really appreciated the effective use of stillness in the film. There were many moments where you could have made cliched choices in your storytelling, but instead, you choose the more interesting option. Congrats on a great project! I can't wait to see what else you create in the future! " - Henry Lee "I applaud the filmmaker for taking on such a complex topic and presenting it in a clear and interesting way. Thank you." -Ilanka Wloch, Editor, Positive News CONTACT: screenings@thewisdomtreefilm.com | (415) 237 1363



When: Aug 3, 2014 4 PM to Aug 3, 2014 6 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 99 USD (Sun, 03 Aug 2014 16 )
Open Blues Jam! featuring Dr Grant & The Medical Marijuana Band
When: Aug 3, 2014 4 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $0.00 (Sun, 03 Aug 2014 16 )
Stone-Set Ring(s) AUGUST

Description:

Create sterling silver rings with beautiful stones in this fun and fast-paced workshop! Build on your basic jewelry fabrication skills with extended practice in stone embellishment techniques. 

The first ring we will make is with a bezel set stone of your choosing. You will build a band ring in sterling and first use a sterling bezel cup calibrated for a myriad of available stones. As your confidence builds, a second ring will be fabricated from start to finish with a soldered ring, stone base and bezel. A third ring with a faceted tube setting will wrap up the day with a nifty trick using the flex shaft. Flash these babies to your friends and they will marvel at your artistry!

Class Goals:

Students will leave the class with a broader set of jewelry fabrication skills, and three stone-set rings of their own design.

Prerequisites:

Students must be comfortable using a torch and jewelry tools. Jewelry I and Making a Ring(s) are both acceptable pre-requisites (see class postings at http://artisansasylum.com/site/current-classes/#jewelry)

Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

For a $50 materials fee, students will be provided with sterling silver wire, sheet, tubing and bezel cups and a selection of faceted and cabochon stones for their projects. (There may be options for copper, brass, and gold fixings as well). The instructor will also be providing consumable supplies such as sand paper, solder, drill bits and more. 

What to Bring:

$50 materials fee in cash or check made out to the instructor. Close-toed shoes. Notebook, magnifying glasses or reading glasses if necessary, and some examples of previous jewelry that students have made.

Instructor Biography:

Karen Christians is an educator and maker in the metal arts. She developed the metals program at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, founded Metalwerx in Waltham, a non-profit school for jewelry and the metal arts, and the new jewelry section of the Hot Craft Studio at Artisans Asylum in Somerville. She teaches nationally, lectures around the country, and is published in many professional and technical magazines. She is the author of the book, Making the Most of Your Flex-Shaft. Karen holds a BFA with High Honors from the Massachusetts College of Art. She is currently writing a second book which was successfully funded on Kickstarter this spring, The Jewelry of the Playa: Making, Collecting, and Gifting at Burning Man.


Event Time:

This is a one-day workshop running Sunday, August 3, 10AM-5PM.

 

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: Aug 3, 2014 10 AM to Aug 3, 2014 5 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Sun, 03 Aug 2014 10 )
Gracie Curran & The High Falutin Band with Jeff Jensen
When: Aug 14, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: $12.00 (Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20 )
The Mezz Band
When: Aug 2, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 02 Aug 2014 19 )
Journeys in Sound 1st Year Anniversary Show (part 1)

Journeys in Sound  1st Year Anniversary Show  (part 1)
featuring Ruby Rose FoxVessela StoyanovaRachel Panitch & Abby Swidler, & more 

Come celebrate Journeys in Sounds first year anniversary with a diverse set of performers who have been an exciting part of the programing in the past year. If there is one thing that connects each performer it's their creative force. Be part of what promises to be a magical night.

http://www.rubyrosefox.com/
http://www.vesselamusic.com/
http://www.rachelpanitch.com/
http://abbyswidler.com/bio/

$14 in advance through reservation on Eventbrite
$10 in advance through reservation on Eventbrite for students, seniors, & those on a fixed income

$16 & $12 day of show if room is not to capacity (cash only) 



When: Jul 31, 2014 7 PM to Jul 31, 2014 10 PMin Somerville, Massachusetts (Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19 )
Captain Easychord- Timmy In the Well


When: Aug 1, 2014 8 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20 )
The Band That Time Forgot
When: Aug 16, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19 )

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