Join the Staunton Makerspace to build beautiful kites with household art supplies. Open to children, teens, and the young-at-heart of all ages, this two-evening workshop will provide an opportunity for students to design, cut, glue, and decorate their own kites. Pending good weather, students are encourage to bring their kites back to the Makerspace the following Saturday during our free Arts & Artisan Maker Faire for an outdoor welcoming of springtime breezes. In addition to hands-on crafting, we will sprinkle in fun science facts, a dose of physics, and an array of artistic inspiration. The course is taught by Makerspace Member Kathleen Garcia, an arts and literacy teacher and longtime advocate of bringing art into the classroom. The event runs two evenings: Wednesday the 22nd from 5:30pm to 7:00pm and Thursday the 23rd from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Glue used in the kites will dry during the day between the two portions of the event.$20 for members, $35 for nonmembers
Our Arts & Artisan Maker Faire is ON. This event will be our first full open house in our new location. We're letting loose our artistic side, crafting the beautiful with the functional and celebrating the art of making. Come meet artists, artisans, and makers, tour the new space, and get your hands dirty with us. Artful Gifts LLC will be onhand with felt-making projects. Craig Snodgrass Art is the amazing artist behind out poster design. Gene Provenzo will be showing how he's incorporated laser cutting into his artwork. Drawing, painting, and even screenprinting are planned to be incorporated. We will be updating artist and artisan announcements on Facebook, so check back often. Children and adults of all ages are welcome. This will be the first Saturday of spring, and we hope you'll find us indoors and out at the Staunton Makerspace.Free!
In this 3D printing course, participants will learn to design, edit, and print in free Tinkercad software, an online application you can open right in your web browser! The first half of the course will focus on a general overview of 3D printing and a classroom introduction to Tinkercad. The second half will invite participants to design their own 3D object, with expert assistance provided as students develop their Tinkercad skills. We encourage (though don't require) participants to bring a laptop. 3D printed designs are limited to two square inches and are available to pick up the day after class. All levels of experience are welcome, including those who have taken our prior 3D printing courses, which focused on different software techniques and platforms. Open to ages 7 and up, but children must be accompanied by a parent$30 for members, $55 for nonmembers
Open source software is a cornerstone of the maker movement: collaboratively built, free to use, maintained and improved by its users. This workshop is part of an evolving series to train makers on powerful, open source software that underlies many of our making tools and equipment. Inkscape is a vector graphics application used for illustrations, diagrams, line art, logos and more, creating images that can be used online, artistically, or for laser cutting and wood etching. The workshop will provide an overview of the software itself, its most powerful features, and live feedback and assistance as participants explore creating their own design and images. You'll leave with the latest version of Inkscape, plus the confidence to design, create, and play with this graphics design and image-creating tool. Attendees are encouraged by not required to bring their own laptop (please try and install Inkscape before you come, it's free!). This workshop is offered as a precursor to future laser cutting classes. (Event photo by OpenSource.com)$25 for members, $50 for nonmembers
Another “Make It & Take It” course, students receive direct instruction during this 8-10 week workshop series to design, build, and fly a remote controlled airplane. Course costs include access to tools, training, simulator use, controller, flight coaching, all materials, and RC6 Club membership. All ages welcome, contact Nelson to schedule a session at firstname.lastname@example.org. Current classes meet Thursday from 6:00-8:00pm.$150 for members, $225 for nonmembers
A Makerspace is a community run space where people can gather to create, collaborate and learn. The Staunton Makerspace has grown to support collaboration across boundaires of science and art, technlogy and craft, to invent novel objects and works of art. Check out our Equipment Wiki for more information about our tools, keeping in mind that we are still in the process of recovering our equipment from our fire. The Makerspace is now located at 17 N. Central Avenue in lovely downtown Staunton, Virginia.
Are you telecommuting to work, or running a small business out of your house? Co-working locations offer a collegiate working environment that provides shared resources (such as high speed internet and an espresso machine) in a clean open space that offers an office like atmosphere that can make your day a little brighter and friendlier. As the Makerspace has grown we've established an agreement with Vohtr (a native Staunton startup) to help seperate the noisy workshop from the quieter desk workers. You can find the co-working space at 101 W. Frederick St. on the third floor.
You can become a member for as little as $50 per month, with no long term obligation. We have a variety of levels of membership to meet a variety of needs and interests. Please check out our Membership Levels / Price List for more information.
We look forward to making many things with you at our new home at 17 N Central Avenue in downtown Staunton, Virginia. Our hours are currently sporadic, but we hope that you will stop by to see and join our collective rising. Visitors are welcome by appointment. Please call / text us at 540-324-9427, or email email@example.com to schedule a time to meet.
Access to the Staunton Makerspace only at 17 N Central Avenue, with Wood working shop, 3D printers, Laser Cutters, Electronics workbench, etc...
|Level||Description||Price per Month|
|Family||24/7 Access. Couples must train together.||$65|
|Dweller||24/7 Access. 4’x4’ storage area.||$100|
|Artist in Residence||24/7 Access. 4’x8’ Workshop||$150|
Access to office space at the Vohtr Offices only at 101 West Frederick St. Clean, collegiate co-working area with desks, chairs, standing desks, couches, quiet rooms and a little coffee.
|Level||Description||Price / Month|
|Member||8am-5pm M-F access, Shared workspaces||$50|
|Dweller||24/7 access Shared workspaces Dedicated desk.||$100|
|Private Office||24/7 access Shared workspaces Private Office||$200|
If you want membership at both the Makerspace and the Co-Working space, just sign up as a “Dweller” and let us know. We can accommodate other combinations as well.
There are many struggling entrepreneurs and artists that would like to be members of the makerspace, and would use it to start new businesses and create novel works of art. Supporting memberships are used to allow these folks to join the Makerspace. If you would like to learn more about how your money could help fund these members please get in contact with us, and sign up as a Sponsor! In addition to giving people a means to shape their world, you would also join our members only mailing list, and receive invitations to events, you can set up a subscription as a supporter for as little as $25 a month. Supporters are always welcome to drop by and learn more about current projects and crazy ideas.