News: AS220 4th Annual Holiday Sale
Come get in the holiday spirit at the 4th Annual AS220 Holiday Sale on Saturday, December 6th from 3-7pm at 95 Empire Street in Providence! Be there and check out all of the incredible gifts for sale made by local artists and makers; get your photo taken with Santa and his elves; and enjoy an afternoon full of free performances and do-it-yourself demos. There will be lots of friendly faces and even some awesome holiday surprises… So, don’t miss out on all of this greatness, just come join us for the 4th Annual AS220 Holiday Sale!
Plus, who needs Black Friday, when you can show some love to your favorite local artists and makers? All the best stuff will be here, including:
all kinds of useful things made from upcycled skateboards
beautiful letterpress cards and prints
screen printed tote bags, T’s, and posters
home goods and decor (o0oh la la)
mittens, hats, and wallets that will blow your mind… and way more!
Intro to the Laser Cutter – Saturday, October 6, 13 10am-1pm, $80
Learn how to use this tool to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles! This class will cover the basics of using the laser cutter safely, techniques for working with different materials, and the software for preparing work for the cutter.
Laser Cut Acrylic Side Lit Signs and Figurines – Wednesday, September 26, 7-10pm, $40
In this class students will learn about side-lit acrylic. We will discuss the concept, design a project, and build a side lit sign or figurine. Each student will get to make their own side lit acrylic project on the laser cutter.
NEW! Laser Cut Jewelry Making – Monday, October 22, 7-10pm, $40
In this class students will use AS220 Labs’ laser cutter to cut patterns and shapes out of acrylic to make jewelry. Participants will be provided will all the necessary materials to make their very own laser-cut earrings.
Press Fit Construction -Wednesday, October 24, 7-10pm, $40
Make a custom birdhouse, wine rack, or box! Participants will learn about the basics of press fit design using the Lab’s Epilog Mini Laser Cutter. This is a great starting point for students interested in developing their own press fit designs.
Laser Cut Textiles – Saturday and Sunday, November 17 & 18, 1pm-7pm, $120
Learn to laser cut textiles! This machine enables entirely new possibilities from easily cutting pattern pieces to create new textures, functional decorations, dimensional objects, and even etching images or text onto fabric!
Laser Cut Relief Printing – 2 Saturdays, November 3 & 10, 2-6pm, $95
Using the laser cutter in the Labs as a carving tool, prepare wood blocks. At the Printshop, you will print images on the etching press. This is a great opportunity to learn what the laser cutter can do for your work.
Letterpress Label Making – Tuesday, September 25, 6pm–10pm, $35
Print your own labels using the letterpress for canning and home-brewing beer!
NEW! Intro to the 3D Printer – 2 Thursdays, September 27 & November 29, 7-10pm, $40
Learn how to use this tool to do rapid 3D prototyping. This class will cover the basics of using the 3D Printer safely, proper techniques, and the software tools for preparing work for the printer.
NEW! Intro to the CNC Router (ShopBot) –
Mondays, September 17 & 24 7-10pm, $80 / Saturdays, October 27 & November 3, 7-10pm, $80
Learn how to use this tool to cut and carve tadalafiltablets into materials up to 4’ x 8’ x 6” in size. This class will cover the basics of using the CNC router safely, techniques for working with different materials, and the software for preparing work for the cutter.
Sign Making with the Vinyl Cutter – Tuesday, October 9, 7-10pm, $40
In this class, students will learn how to use the Lab’s Roland Desktop Vinyl Cutter by making custom signs. This tool is perfect for any artist or small business owner in need of signage.
NEW! T-Shirt Making with the Vinyl Cutter – Wednesday, November 28 4, 1-4pm, $40
In this class, students will learn how to use the Lab’s Roland Desktop Vinyl Cutter to cut vinyl decals and transfer them onto t-shirts. Students will be supplied with the vinyl material but are required to bring a t-shirt to use for the workshop.
Intro to Soldering – 3 Tuesdays, September 18, October 16, November 13, 7-10pm, $40
Learn how to solder electronics in these introductory workshops. Every month, we offer a new kit for the public to build. Participants will leave with soldering skills and a fancy new gadget. Check the website for kit of the month
Soft Circuits – 2 Saturdays, November 10, 1-4pm, $50 (Brooch) / November 17, 1-4pm, $50 (Bracelet)
This workshop is an introduction to soft circuits, including tips on working with conductive thread and guidance on sewing connections between a light and a battery. You will experiment with conductive everyday objects, like metal beads, to make a flickering felt brooch or an illuminated bracelet. No previous sewing or electronics experience necessary.
NEW! Fabduino – Build your own Arduino Clone – Saturdays, October 20, 27, 10am-1pm, $80
Make your very own Arduino Clone from scratch. Participants will learn the fundamentals of CNC milling while creating copper circuit boards on AS220 Labs’ Roland Modela MDX-20 Milling Machine. The following session will involve powering up and programming a simple program on your new microcontroller.
Electronic Workstation Tool Training – Tuesday, October 23, 6-8pm, $20
Looking for somewhere you can hack away on your electronics projects? We’ll cover all of the electronic workstation equipment – soldering irons, oscilloscopes, function generators, variable power supplies, multimeters, & hand tools.
Intermediate Knitting – Thursdays, October 18, 25, 7-10pm, $80
Learn to knit in the round on double pointed needles, work a rib pattern, and do a basic cable stitch, while creating a pair of hand warmers.