Who is the makerspace for?
The makerspace is for anyone and everyone who wants to make, learn and use the equipment and resources that we have to offer. From weekend tinkerers to businesses developing prototypes and from artists or inventors working on dedicated projects to families and friends casually experimenting with new ideas, the makerspace is a welcoming and inclusive environment for curious people of all ages who would like to access a great range of tools in a comfortable and supportive setting.
What can I do at the makerspace?
You can use various tools to create craft projects, art projects, products, furniture, and prototypes. You can take classes (and maybe even teach classes!). You can use the software and computers, repair broken stuff, pursue your hobbies, hang around and use the internet or browse through the small library of how-to manuals and interesting publications. The makerspace is what you make of it and what you want to get out of it. You can meet new people and work collaboratively. You can stick to yourself and focus on your own projects. What do you want to do at the makerspace?
Does MAKE accept tool & equipment donations?
Yes. See Donations page.
Is the makerspace kid friendly?
We welcome children of all ages to the makerspace, provided they are under the supervision of a parent or guardian at all times. Currently, the minimum age for unsupervised tool operation is 16, with parental permission and a signed waiver. Youths 12-15 can take our 3D printing and laser cutting badge classes with a guardian also enrolled in the class and can be part of a Family Membership using that equipment. They must also have parental permission and a signed waiver. (Any accompanying adult, or child 16 or older, must complete the required badge certification courses.) One economical way to enjoy the makerspace is to consider a family membership.
Can I teach a class at Make Santa Fe?
We always welcome inquiries from potential new instructors and for new classes. As part of our mission, we hold classes not only to teach fabrication skills but also to help artisans make a living from their craft. If you have an art or craft you love and a passion for teaching, we would love to help you share it. If you like to teach a class or hold a workshop please fill out our Class Proposal Form.
Are there opportunities to volunteer?
Yes. Regular Volunteers can offset the cost of membership by volunteering their time, energy, and knowledge of specific tools. We seek enthusiastic members who can volunteer in 3-hour increments for myriad projects. Volunteers who accrue 12 hours of work, will earn one month of membership. (Note: this rate is subject to change without prior notice.) If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please start by reading our Volunteer Job Description and completing our Volunteer Application.
What if I can’t afford a membership?
We understand that plenty of creative and innovative folks can’t afford to pay full price for a membership. We’re working hard with generous community partners, makerspace supporters, and members who can afford the full price to build a fund that offers discounted and subsidized memberships to those who would benefit from such assistance. If you’d like assistance, let us know.
What is the cancellation policy?
For workshops, we offer a full refund or store credit if canceled 24 hours prior to the workshop.
How do I update my payment information or cancel my membership?
You can cancel your own membership at any time in your account. Click HERE to view your past payments, subscription settings, and credit card information.
Question not answered?
We’re still building out our FAQ section, if your question hasn’t been answered, please get in touch with your inquiry.