News: January Classes at AS220 Industries!

Welcome to Industries!   Interested in checking out AS220?  Try a short course, make something, take it home!   Scroll down for a full list of tool certifications and training courses in January or visit  


  • Intro to Letterpress: Polymer Plates // Mondays January 7 + 14, 6-10pm // $150.  Design and print you own images for letterpress using a light-sensitive polymer plate.  You will leave with a working knowledge of inking, pressure and roller height adjusting, registration, and cleaning.   This class will certify you to book the Vandercook letterpress for independent work. Cost: $150. Instructor: Jacque Bidon
  • Intro to Silkscreen: Weeknight // Wednesdays January 9 + 16, 6-9pm // $100.  Screenprinting is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric. It is ideal for making prints, posters, coasters, greeting cards, stationery, and more.  This workshop will certify you to book time in the silkscreen studio. Instructor: Edwige Charlot
  • Intro to Letterpress: Hand Typesetting // Mondays January 21 + 28 // $150.  Get to know the California job case!  You will leave this class with a working knowledge of how to set type, to lock type in the chase, woodtype and lead type  best practices and troubleshooting, press operation including: inking, pressure and roller height adjusting, registration, and cleaning.   This class will certify you to book the Vandercook letterpress for independent work. Cost: $150. Instructor: Jacque Bidon
  • Soft Plates I: Monotype Studies // Saturdays January 26 + February 2 // $100.  Learn the basics of of platemaking and monotype. The instructor will demonstrate monotype and platemaking techniques using monotype-relief plates that students make during the class. These ‘soft plates’ will be printed on the Printshop’s Takach Etching Press measuring up to 54” x 9’. Students will print on the two traditional etching and relief presses with a maximum area of 18” x 28”.  Instructor: Kyle b. Co.

Fab Lab

  • Advanced: CNC Milling // Saturdays January 5 + 12 // $150 // This workshop is for anyone that has completed the Shopbot class and wants to machine small metal parts.  This workshop covers basic machine operation and safety and will certify you to use the TORMACH Personal CNC for independent use.  Instructor: Larry Zagorsky
  • Intro to Laser and Vinyl Cutter // Tuesdays January 15 + 22, 6-9pm // $100.  Learn how to lasercut wood, plastics, papers or textiles on the Epilog Mini AND learn how to use the vinyl cutter to make stickers, signs, and more! This class will cover the basics of using the laser and vinyl cutter safely, intro to vector graphics, and certification to use both tools independently.  Instructor: Ryan Pease
  • Intro to CNC Router // Wednesdays January 16 + 23 // $100.  Learn how to use the Fab Lab’s 4×8” ShopBot for medium and large format woodworking projects. We will cover 2D tool paths using PartWorks and VCarve Pro, as well as basic machine operation and safety.  This class will certify you to use the Shopbot independently. Instructor: Hannah Liongoren
  • Intro to 3D Printing // Thursdays January 17 + 31 6-9pm // $100.  3D printing is the easiest way to go from an idea to a physical object with limitless applications.  Get started on your first 3D printing projects and learn the basics of heat control, speed, and layer height for optimal models. This workshop will certify you to use AS220’s Taz and Ultimaker 3D printers. Instructor: Britton Kroessler

Electronics + Coding

  • Build a Microscope with Public Lab // Sunday January 20, 11-1pm // $50.  At our DIY Community Microscope workshop, we’ll guide participants through building their own microscope with affordable materials: cardboard, bolts, webcams, and tape. It takes only 15-30 minutes to build, and plugs into a smartphone or laptop. We’ll look at water and plant samples from nearby sites, and talk about ways that using DIY science tools can lead to meaningful discovery.  Instructor: Jeff Warren
  • Creative Coding: Intro to P5JS // Sundays January 20 + 27, 2-5pm // $100.  What  is code, and how do we write it? This is an introduction to programming simple animations and audio/visual experiences for the web. We will be using p5.js, a JavaScript library based on Processing, for creating programs that run in a web browser. This is a hands on workshop where participants will create projects as we progress.  Instructor: Matt Mena-Landry
  • Build Your Own Modular Rhythm Machine // Thursdays January 31 – February 21  (4 sessions), 5:30-9pm // $300.  The Modular Rhythm Machine is a self-playing modular wooden drum based on AS220 resident and Industries member Nicolás Kisic Aguirre’s open-source design for his rhythm machine, a project that has traveled to Japan, The Netherlands, Austria and is currently on view at the MIT Museum.  You’ll get a sense of the design process from start to finish and learn the basics of Arduino as you build your own functioning rhythm machine. Instructor: Nicolás Kisic Aguirre

Media Arts

  • Software Basics: Premiere // Sundays January 6-27 (4 sessions), 11-2pm // $150.  Are you are a beginner waiting to make your first video project?  Looking to move from iMovie to software that gives you more creative control?   The class will walk through the entire editing and post-production process for making a short one-minute video using media provided to you.  Instructor: Jacob Dixon
  • Software Basics: Photoshop // Mondays January 7 + 14, 6-9pm // $100.  Learn the basics of Photoshop!  Introduction to Photoshop will allow participants to learn the basic tools and uses of Photoshop CC including scanning artwork, photo correction, resizing, working with text and saving your files. We’ll also dive into using layers, effects, and masking.  Instructor: Sean Solley
  • Software Basics: Illustrator // Mondays  January 21 + 28, 6-9pm // $100.  Learn the basics of Illustrator to manipulate vector graphics for a range of projects and applications. This class will cover everything that’s needed to start creating, from the fundamentals of pixels versus vectors to basic drawing and shape manipulation. Instructor: Savannah Barkley
  • Software Basics: InDesign // Tuesdays January 22 + 29, 6-9pm // $100.  Learn the fundamentals of print and digital publishing in two sessions.  InDesign is used for magazines, brochures and other types of long and short publishing formats.  The class will consist of formatting text and images into layouts, setting up master pages and graphic styles for text and creating simple documents.  Instructor: Jose Menendez

Photography + Darkroom