New Workshop

Learn To Solder With Mitch Altman: Make a TV-B-Gone

Mitch Altman, inventor of TV-B-Gone, is in residence at AS220 for most of September 2015. Come to AS220 Labs for this workshop and learn to solder while putting together a socially-redeeming kit: the TV-Be-Gone.

Foo Fest 2015

Thanks for making it out to this year’s Foo Fest! We’ve got some photos up from last weekend on Flickr. Check them out here! More to come as we sift through through the rubble.

Fab Academy 2015 Final Projects

The 6th class of the Fab Academy wrapped up last week. Everyone had to make a single slide (and an optional movie) in addition to documenting everything.

CNC Guitar Making with Larry

For the past few months, Larry has been leading a workshop using all of the tools of the Lab to make guitars with three folks from CCRI.
New Workshop

Monotype and Collograph Narrative Class

In this class students will learn both the process of Monotype printing and Collograph printing to produce a short visual narrative. Monotype printing is done by applying ink to a sheet of plexiglass and then running the sheet through the press to produce one, unique image.

AS220 Labs at Robot Block Party

AS220 Labs was at the Robot Block Party this past weekend.

Open House April 7th: Printshop Bingo

Print your own bingo card on the letterpress, then play Printshop Bingo.

2015 Print Lottery

April is Print Lottery month! This biennial fundraiser is a vital source of operating funds that helps us keep the doors open and the space accessible. See
New Workshop

Spring Recess Photo Bootcamp for Kids

April 20-24, 11am-3pm: This class will train students how to see the world and their surroundings in a new way, as well as what goes into making great photos.

Fab Academy Adventures #1 by Erin Kennedy

Erin Kennedy is a Fab Academy student in Canada, working remotely from Providence. She'll be writing a bi-weekly post for the Make Magazine blog highlighting the weekly projects of Academy students.

Topical Talks #2: Hacking the Common Denominator with David Cuartielles

Fab Academy Topical Talks continue, this week with David Cuartielles explaining his research on how technology can help meet everyone's expectations around education.
New Kits

Noisemusick Kit v.3

The 555 Noisemusick Kit is a musical instrument that generates chaotic square wave noise from two 555 oscillators. It's fun, noisy, and playable.

Fab Academy Topical Lecture 1: The Linear, the Circular and the Devolved

The first Fab Academy topical lecture with Ken Webster and Joe Iles from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

AS220 Industries Open House: Tuesday, February 3rd

Interested in learning more about the AS220 Industries? What workshops are currently being offered?

AS220 4th Annual Holiday Sale

Come get in the holiday spirit at the 4th Annual AS220 Holiday Sale on Saturday, December 6th! Who needs Black Friday, when you can show some love to your favorite local artists and makers?

Free! Artist talk Nov. 4 at 7:30pm at AS220 Industries

Scott Indermaur is a professional photographer whose work has included local and museum solo exhibits, international assignments for corporations and news organizations as well as interesting, notable subjects as Alan Greenspan to clients like General Motors.
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Instructor Spotlight: Lara Henderson

Lara Henderson is a book artist, a printmaker, and a teacher. She holds degrees in Graphic Design and Letterform and Book Arts/Printmaking. As AS220’s Industries Director, Henderson oversees the printshop and media arts facilities and teaches classes. We talked with Henderson to find out why she’s hooked on books and what she loves about AS220.

Face Factory Workshops

We have a giant fake school bus and we are gonna drag race it down Empire Street with all of your favorite Providence Comics Consortium characters at Foo Fest. But we need your help!
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New Toys!

AS220 Labs has a new addition to their collection of tools: a brand-new Shapeoko milling machine. We won the machine in a national competition by Inventables, a supply store for the artistically and technologically minded. The company selected an organization in each state for the prize, and they chose AS220 to represent Rhode Island.
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Instructor Spotlight: Carey Goodrich

Carey Goodrich was born and raised along the shores of Connecticut and Massachusetts. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA with a BFA in Photography and Printmaking in 2013.

Learn to Silkscreen

Screenprinting is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric. It is ideal for making t-shirts, posters, coasters, greeting cards/stationery, and more. The AS220 Printshop offers monthly classes in screenprinting. The next class is Thursday July 10th and 17th from 6-10pm.