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(Members can get RFID card access outside of these hours to use the space.)

3001 West Superior Street Duluth, MN 55806 View Map

Mission: To offer the best sustainable multi-field cooperative workshop possible for our local artists, inventors, experimenters, teachers, learners (Makers!)


Members At Shop Currently:Rick UmpierreMatthew SteereRoyal AlworthJesse FergusonRaymond HolfordAngela HoffmanJim Rodrick

RECENT NEWS All News (most recent at top)

MakerSpace BBQ (Thursday, Jul 12th - Miranda )

(Great attendance! )
    We had our first MakerSpace BBQ on Wednesday evening. It was great! Thanks for organizing and setting it up, Shari. We will have another in August for those that missed this one.

Accordion Fold Shelves (Friday, Apr 6th - Miranda )

(Custom designed shelves )
    Member Devan designed these accordion fold shelves and cut them out on the CNC. They turned out great!

Craft Room Upgrades (Thursday, Feb 8th - Joe )

(Awesome Creative jewelry station setup!)
    Shari has been doing some awesome work with the craft room! She has put dozens of hours into improving this space for everyone. Way to go Shari! She has improved shelving, painted a bunch, among other work. Most recently she built a custom jewelry bench with some awesome shelving built into the wall!
UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS See All

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Jul 19th

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Sunday
Jul 22nd

Class: Pottery 101 (12:00pm-2:00pm)[$35]
Learn to make a cup, bowl or spoon rest on the potter's wheel. Start to finish. Learn to center, pull, shape and trim pottery. Hand building is also offered if student prefers. Select glaze for instructor to fire in the kiln. Pottery is microwave, dishwasher and oven safe. Your piece will be ready to pick up in about 3 weeks after your class.

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Monday
Jul 23rd

Class: Acrylic Painting Basics (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$30]
Learn to paint like the masters. Learn basic color theory and composition in a painting you can take away with you.

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Tuesday
Jul 24th

Class: Inkscape Fundamentals: Level Up Your Custom Design (6:00pm-7:30pm)[$15]
Inkscape Fundamentals will cover the basics of vector design & editing with Inkscape. These skills will translate into more control over your designs for laser cutting & engraving, Cricut cutting, and CNC cutting.

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Wednesday
Jul 25th

Class: Rock Engraving (6:00pm-7:30pm)[$15]
Engrave a rock with a small artwork or text! We will help you use our 40watt laser and mini-rock bed to engrave a small rock, mostly-flat, 3"x2" max size (2"x1" engrave area is optimal.) You can stop at a beach or bring a rock from home. (Weathered glass could also work!) We will have a few rocks to choose from as well at the shop.

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Thursday
Jul 26th

Class: Welding 101 (6:00pm-7:00pm)[$90]
Learn the basics of welding. With a focus on terminology, applications and safety. At the end of class, you will have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one time with Matt to actually get some practice welding.

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Friday
Jul 27th

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Saturday
Jul 28th

Class: Metalshop 101 (2:00pm-3:30pm)[$17]
Learn the safety guidelines and the basics of the machines in the metalshop. This includes the drill press, grinder, plasma cutter, cut off saws and more.

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Sunday
Jul 29th

Class: Pottery 101 (12:00pm-2:00pm)[$35]
Learn to make a cup, bowl or spoon rest on the potter's wheel. Start to finish. Learn to center, pull, shape and trim pottery. Hand building is also offered if student prefers. Select glaze for instructor to fire in the kiln. Pottery is microwave, dishwasher and oven safe. Your piece will be ready to pick up in about 3 weeks after your class.

Class: Lapidary 101: Stone Cutting and Polishing (2:00pm-5:00pm)[$30]
Learn the principles for stone cutting and polishing in order to create something such as a pendant. Get hands-on experience with the 10" saw, the trimming saw, and grinding wheels. The class will cover basic tool use and how to operate them safely.

Class: Rock Engraving (3:30pm-5:00pm)[$15]
Engrave a rock with a small artwork or text! We will help you use our 40watt laser and mini-rock bed to engrave a small rock, mostly-flat, 3"x2" max size (2"x1" engrave area is optimal.) You can stop at a beach or bring a rock from home. (Weathered glass could also work!) We will have a few rocks to choose from as well at the shop.

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Monday
Jul 30th

Class: Acrylic Painting Basics (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$30]
Learn to paint like the masters. Learn basic color theory and composition in a painting you can take away with you.

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Tuesday
Jul 31st

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Aug 1st

Thursday
Aug 2nd

Class: Cold Process Soap Making (6:00pm-8:00pm)[$25]
Learn the basics of cold process soap craft from start to finish using lye and different oils and fats. We'll cover safety, tips, resources, and the fundamentals of the age-old craft. This handmade soap makes a great gift, maybe for Mother's day - especially for those with chemical sensitivities.

Event: Project Show-and-Tell (6:30pm-7:30pm)
Free event open to anyone. Stop by the shop to show off a project or see what other members have been working up.

Donations: Donate
Like what we're doing but have little time to be involved? Consider giving some funds.
Thanks go out to Christopher Kroll for giving $105 on 2015-10-26

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What is a MakerSpace?
A: A Cooperative Workshop, run like a fitness gym, where a monthly membership pays for shared access to tech tools, electronics, woodshop, metalshop, techshop, crafts, classrooms, fabrics, etc! Similar places have been sprouting up across the country. They are a real community asset driving innovation, education and cooperation. Our biggest asset is the other members.
Q: Who is running this?
A: A loose knit group of about 30 very enthusiastic member-volunteers who aspire to endlessly improve and creatively use our 11,000sqft building. Over half of the equipment is on loan or donated from members! The remainder is currently privately funded to keep us well stocked.
Q: How long have you been running?
A: We bought the building end of 2014, and volunteers have been tirelessly working on improving the space since then. We had our grand opening September 17th, 2016.
Q: Who is the place for?
A: All ages (18+ for non-class-based solo access), Women and Men, Anyone who is curious, who wants to learn new things from enthusiastic people. Anyone who is artistic or otherwise creatively inclined. Anyone who likes to create things but may not have room at home for all the various tools needed. Anyone wanting to take or teach classes on a wide range of subject matters.
Q: Do you have tool X or can you support hobby X at the shop?
A: If we do not already have the tools we will look into finding a way to integrate it into our offerings. We encourage you to help us gear up and teach the equipment! Our equipment list is helpful.
Q: I'm interested! What are ways I can be involved?
A: Come take a tour. Become a Member. Come volunteer working on space. Donate or lend some needed equipment or funds. Join our facebook page. Tell a friend. Come take a class. Anything is appreciated!

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