For individuals of all ages.
For family groups up to four people (any combination of 2-4 family members)
For extra family-member memberships you can purchase an add-on for $40 per extra family member
USE OF SPACE
As a member, you are entitled to use any available spaces, tools and house materials/supplies for self directed activities as often and for as long as you like.
Members are free to use any available space at any time. Space which has been booked and is on the calendar is not available for general use by members unless an arrangement is made with the group who has the space booked. There will ALWAYS be general space available for member use, no matter what is on the schedule.
“House” materials/supplies are items we have purchased, which have been donated or which are left over from from classes or activities. These are items available to members for use on a first come, first served basis. There are some restrictions on the quantity of house materials and supplies one member may use. Such restrictions are generally based on the personal use threshold and the inventory level of the particular material or supply. When products are made from Maker materials to be sold in the Makers store, a 50% commission is taken by Makers (instead of the usual 25%-40%). Talk to us if you have an idea for a retail product and need a little boost to get you started.
TOOLS & SUPPLIES
Any tools which are available at Makers are available for member use. Some tools, such as those in the woodshop, can only be used under adult supervision or by persons who have passed a site safety course.
We expect all our members to make full use of Makers’ materials and supplies – that’s what they are for. We also expect that all members will follow general fair use guidelines.
FREE FOR MEMBER ACTIVITIES
Makers will keep a full schedule of regular activities for members, based on feedback and/or requests from members.
These will include
- children, children-adult, family, youth, senior and group activities such as game nights
- social clubs such as card clubs, book clubs, game clubs, study groups, etc.
- interest groups, arts/crafts programs, arts-business groups, excursions, demonstrations, workshops, classes and projects
- Events such as wine tastings, book readings, small musical performances, live creation, etc.
Where an actual instructor is not required, every activity at Makers has a member/volunteer host or hostess who has expertise or interest in the topic/activity and who acts as “group leader”.
For some activities, which will be noted on their pages, childcare by qualified childcare volunteers will be available. Some restrictions apply
Children, under the direct supervision of an adult, are welcome at Makers at all times before 8:00 PM.
We want our members to think of the space as a resource for their own interests and ambitions. If you want to add something regular to the schedule (such as a card game, sewing circle, book club meeting, etc) or a one-of event you want to arrange talk with us and we’ll figure a way to work it into the schedule.
Want to teach a class? Give a workshop? Invite an artist or performer or craftsman or expert in to give a class or a demonstration? Want to host an art show or a wine tasting or a jam session? Want to have a day-long robot event or a plein air painting event?
We can help with arrangements for promotion and marketing. We can help you make your idea into a successful reality.
There are limitations and restrictions on types of events we can hold (due to a variety of reasons from occupancy permits to town bylaw to insurance) but our mission is to enable the creative community to be all that it can be and the best way to do that is to be a facilitating force. if you want to do something and you can make a case for it, we will do all that we can to help you make it happen.
If a member or a group of members arranges and holds an event or activity at Makers for which they charge an attendance fee (which is not a legitimate materials or cost-cover fee), Makers must be paid a venue fee.