Calendar

Oct
19
Sat
Lasercut Typography @ AS220 Industries
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
typography

Bringing Printmaking and Digital Fabrication Together!
In this workshop you will use the Epilog Mini lasercutter to design symbols and motifs, also known as ornaments to complement woodtype from AS220 type collection.  Once the ornaments are created and assembled with the type, students will be guided through creating a series of prints on the Vandercook letterpress. This first session will cover production of the wood type ornaments on the lasercutter, the second session will cover printing on the Letterpress. Materials included.
  • Saturdays, October 19th + 26th, 10-2pm

REGISTER HERE

Instructor: José Menéndez

José R. Menéndez (b.08/80) grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a graphic designer and a landscape designer with ten years of experience in landscape architecture and urban design. José completed an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. This Spring he will complete a Master of Marine Affairs from University of Rhode Island. At URI, he focuses on the application of information design and graphic design to climate science communication. He is currently teaching a Design/Technology course for the Department of Jewelry + Metalsmithing at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Oct
20
Sun
Signmaking with the Vinyl Cutter @ AS220 Labs
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

35683046360_0dba6f7907_zLearn how to make professional quality signs and stickers in minutes on the Roland vinyl cutter.

  • Sunday October 20, 11-2pm

Workshop Description

Learn how to use this tool to cut vinyl graphics! This class will cover the basics of using the vinyl cutter, techniques for making signs, and the software tools for preparing work for the cutter. The Labs has a Roland CX-24 Vinyl Cutter that can work with material up to 24″ wide. This is a very simple and easy to use machine in the Labs. You can make all sorts of signs, decals, stencils for your house, business, car, gallery, etc.
If you would like to cut a project out on the vinyl cutter, please bring a vector design file with you to class.
 
Materials
The Labs will supply materials for this workshop.
Instructor: Ryan Pease
Edit, Mix, Master: Music Production 101 @ AS220 Industries
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Create an mp3 with you own song made from scratch!
  • Sundays October 20 + 27, 2-5pm
  • Sundays December 8 + 15, 2-5pm

Music Production, offered in the Media Lab at AS220 Industries, is where participants can create their own original songs, regardless of experience with music-making. In this class, songs will emerge through the process of learning the elements of music, song arrangement, editing, and mastering through the Mac software Logic Pro X.

This workshop is split into two sessions. The first will focus on the production software and will explore genre, basic music theory, and arrangement. The second session is focused on editing, mixing, and mastering. This workshop will feel like an open paint night, with a common prompt for everyone, to accommodate both experienced musicians with specific goals as well as those interested in simply learning something new. Participants can expect to walk away from this class with an mp3 of their own original music!

Instructor: Anthony Andrade

Anthony “A.M.” Andrade (he/him/his) is a queer musician, dancer, teaching artist, visual-performance artist, songwriter, and youth advocate from Providence, RI.

A classically trained pianist, and currently a teaching artist at AS220 Youth and RI Training School, Anthony also co-facilitates an after-school songwriting program at Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts. Under the name “Ant Meridiem” (A.M.), he has released four self-produced albums in addition to working as an independent producer for musicians nationwide. 

 

Oct
26
Sat
Lasercut Typography @ AS220 Industries
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
typography

Bringing Printmaking and Digital Fabrication Together!
In this workshop you will use the Epilog Mini lasercutter to design symbols and motifs, also known as ornaments to complement woodtype from AS220 type collection.  Once the ornaments are created and assembled with the type, students will be guided through creating a series of prints on the Vandercook letterpress. This first session will cover production of the wood type ornaments on the lasercutter, the second session will cover printing on the Letterpress. Materials included.
  • Saturdays, October 19th + 26th, 10-2pm

REGISTER HERE

Instructor: José Menéndez

José R. Menéndez (b.08/80) grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is a graphic designer and a landscape designer with ten years of experience in landscape architecture and urban design. José completed an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017. This Spring he will complete a Master of Marine Affairs from University of Rhode Island. At URI, he focuses on the application of information design and graphic design to climate science communication. He is currently teaching a Design/Technology course for the Department of Jewelry + Metalsmithing at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Oct
27
Sun
Edit, Mix, Master: Music Production 101 @ AS220 Industries
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Create an mp3 with you own song made from scratch!
  • Sundays October 20 + 27, 2-5pm
  • Sundays December 8 + 15, 2-5pm

Music Production, offered in the Media Lab at AS220 Industries, is where participants can create their own original songs, regardless of experience with music-making. In this class, songs will emerge through the process of learning the elements of music, song arrangement, editing, and mastering through the Mac software Logic Pro X.

This workshop is split into two sessions. The first will focus on the production software and will explore genre, basic music theory, and arrangement. The second session is focused on editing, mixing, and mastering. This workshop will feel like an open paint night, with a common prompt for everyone, to accommodate both experienced musicians with specific goals as well as those interested in simply learning something new. Participants can expect to walk away from this class with an mp3 of their own original music!

Instructor: Anthony Andrade

Anthony “A.M.” Andrade (he/him/his) is a queer musician, dancer, teaching artist, visual-performance artist, songwriter, and youth advocate from Providence, RI.

A classically trained pianist, and currently a teaching artist at AS220 Youth and RI Training School, Anthony also co-facilitates an after-school songwriting program at Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts. Under the name “Ant Meridiem” (A.M.), he has released four self-produced albums in addition to working as an independent producer for musicians nationwide. 

 

Nov
5
Tue
Intro to: Lasercutting @ AS220 Industries
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Get certified to lasercut wood, plastics, papers or textiles on the Epilog Mini lasercutter!

  • Tuesday November 5 + 12, 6-9pm

REGISTER HERE

This class will cover the basics of using the lasercutter safely, techniques for working with different materials, and software tools for preparing work for the cutters.  Our laser cutter is an Epilog Mini 24.  The work area is 24″ x 12″, and it can hold items up to 8″ tall.  After taking the workshop, you will have a solid understanding of what the machine can do and how to design a project and will be certified to use the Labs’ laser cutter.

Instructor: Ryan Pease

 

Nov
6
Wed
Introduction to 3D Printing @ AS220 Industries
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to 3D Printing @ AS220 Industries | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Get certified to use AS220’s Taz and Ultimaker 3D printers, learn the basics of heat control, speed, and layer height for 3D models.

3D printing is the easiest way to go from an idea to a physical object with limitless applications. Learn how to operate our in-house 3D Printers and get started on your first 3D Printing projects. 3D Models for printing can be found all over the internet, and you can even design your own. No prior experience required!

Wednesdays, November 6th and 13th, 6 to 9pm

Instructor: Britton Kroessler
Location and Parking
AS220 Labs is located at the Mercantile at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island on the 2nd floors. The shop’s entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way (Martha Street on GPS and computers); ring the bell by the double doors. There is 2 hour metered on-street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.Important Class Policies
Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn, and arrive on time. If you are more than a half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you. Plan ahead, it always takes time to find on-street parking.
To cancel your reservation, you must email Industries@as220.org at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.Cancellation of Classes
If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible.
Nov
9
Sat
Intro to CNC Router @ AS220 Industries
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Get certified to use the 4’x8’ ShopBot for medium and large format woodworking projects.

  • Saturday November 9 + 16, 2-6pm

This workshop is for anyone interested in using a CNC Router for digital fabrication, specifically the ShopBot machine for computer-controlled cutting and routing. The course covers an introduction to the ShopBot, Computer-Aided Design software to design projects for the machine, creation of 2D tool paths for the machine using VCarve Pro, and basic machine operation and safety.  You will learn how to safely operate the machine on your own, so that you may use the machine independently after completing the training and signing up for membership.

Our machine is a ShopBot PRS standard 96 with a cutting area of 96″ (x-axis) x 48″ (y-axis) x 6″ (z-axis). The machine is capable of machining 2D parts (profile, pockets, drilling) and making 3D carvings.  This workshop only covers 2D tool paths, not 3D carvings.

This workshop consists of two parts, 1 3-hour instructional session and a followup session on the machine where you run a project on the machine.

Instructor: Larry Zagorsky

Prerequisites

While it’s not mandatory, we strongly encourage students to have experience with vector design.

 

Nov
10
Sun
Advanced: CNC Milling @ AS220 Industries
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Advanced: CNC Milling @ AS220 Industries | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Get certified to use the TORMACH Personal CNC for metal machining.

Sundays November 10th and 17th, 2pm to 6pm

REGISTER HERE

This workshop is for anyone that has completed the Shopbot class and wants to machine small metal parts.  We will cover basic machine operation and safety. The system accepts files for both 2D and 3D models. Additionally, basic machining functions are included within the PathPilot R Interface software. These functions use a Conversational screen to generate the G-Code, which then runs the machine. Typical functions include Face, Profile, Pocket, Drill/Tap, Thread Mill, and Engrave. The machine is capable of milling materials such as circuit boards, aluminum, steel, and iron.  The table travel capacity is X-18”, Y-9.5”, Z-16.25”.  Our machine is the TORMACH Personal CNC, Model PCNC 1100. It uses a spray coolant system to maintain temperature and remove material.

Instructor: Larry Zagorsky

Nov
12
Tue
Intro to: Lasercutting @ AS220 Industries
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Get certified to lasercut wood, plastics, papers or textiles on the Epilog Mini lasercutter!

  • Tuesday November 5 + 12, 6-9pm

REGISTER HERE

This class will cover the basics of using the lasercutter safely, techniques for working with different materials, and software tools for preparing work for the cutters.  Our laser cutter is an Epilog Mini 24.  The work area is 24″ x 12″, and it can hold items up to 8″ tall.  After taking the workshop, you will have a solid understanding of what the machine can do and how to design a project and will be certified to use the Labs’ laser cutter.

Instructor: Ryan Pease

 

Nov
13
Wed
Introduction to 3D Printing @ AS220 Industries
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to 3D Printing @ AS220 Industries | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Get certified to use AS220’s Taz and Ultimaker 3D printers, learn the basics of heat control, speed, and layer height for 3D models.

3D printing is the easiest way to go from an idea to a physical object with limitless applications. Learn how to operate our in-house 3D Printers and get started on your first 3D Printing projects. 3D Models for printing can be found all over the internet, and you can even design your own. No prior experience required!

Wednesdays, November 6th and 13th, 6 to 9pm

Instructor: Britton Kroessler
Location and Parking
AS220 Labs is located at the Mercantile at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island on the 2nd floors. The shop’s entrance is located at the back of the building on Lucie Way (Martha Street on GPS and computers); ring the bell by the double doors. There is 2 hour metered on-street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.Important Class Policies
Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn, and arrive on time. If you are more than a half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you. Plan ahead, it always takes time to find on-street parking.
To cancel your reservation, you must email Industries@as220.org at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.Cancellation of Classes
If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible.
Nov
16
Sat
Intro to CNC Router @ AS220 Industries
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Get certified to use the 4’x8’ ShopBot for medium and large format woodworking projects.

  • Saturday November 9 + 16, 2-6pm

This workshop is for anyone interested in using a CNC Router for digital fabrication, specifically the ShopBot machine for computer-controlled cutting and routing. The course covers an introduction to the ShopBot, Computer-Aided Design software to design projects for the machine, creation of 2D tool paths for the machine using VCarve Pro, and basic machine operation and safety.  You will learn how to safely operate the machine on your own, so that you may use the machine independently after completing the training and signing up for membership.

Our machine is a ShopBot PRS standard 96 with a cutting area of 96″ (x-axis) x 48″ (y-axis) x 6″ (z-axis). The machine is capable of machining 2D parts (profile, pockets, drilling) and making 3D carvings.  This workshop only covers 2D tool paths, not 3D carvings.

This workshop consists of two parts, 1 3-hour instructional session and a followup session on the machine where you run a project on the machine.

Instructor: Larry Zagorsky

Prerequisites

While it’s not mandatory, we strongly encourage students to have experience with vector design.

 

Nov
17
Sun
Advanced: CNC Milling @ AS220 Industries
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Advanced: CNC Milling @ AS220 Industries | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Get certified to use the TORMACH Personal CNC for metal machining.

Sundays November 10th and 17th, 2pm to 6pm

REGISTER HERE

This workshop is for anyone that has completed the Shopbot class and wants to machine small metal parts.  We will cover basic machine operation and safety. The system accepts files for both 2D and 3D models. Additionally, basic machining functions are included within the PathPilot R Interface software. These functions use a Conversational screen to generate the G-Code, which then runs the machine. Typical functions include Face, Profile, Pocket, Drill/Tap, Thread Mill, and Engrave. The machine is capable of milling materials such as circuit boards, aluminum, steel, and iron.  The table travel capacity is X-18”, Y-9.5”, Z-16.25”.  Our machine is the TORMACH Personal CNC, Model PCNC 1100. It uses a spray coolant system to maintain temperature and remove material.

Instructor: Larry Zagorsky