MakerSpaces

What is a MakerSpace?

A MakerSpace is a room or a studio where people get together to create things in the company of other makers. They are creative, social spaces, coordinated by volunteers, which provide opportunities for people to share, learn and connect.

Makers share skills, ideas, inspiration, friendship and the joy of making.

MakerSpaces are flexible and affordable. Join a MakerSpace for a low annual membership fee and come when it suits you, as often as you like, during the scheduled MakerSpace time. You can even enrol online!

MakerSpaces are more affordable because they are coordinated by volunteers and the operating costs are covered by a larger membership base. For some Makerspaces with limited room space this means that you are not guaranteed a spot in every session.

Members have the opportunity to exhibit in our end of year diversARTy exhibition at Eltham Library Gallery to celebrate their achievements with friends and family. Members may also be offered the opportunity to participate in Living & Learning Nillumbik Makers Markets.

Do you have an idea for a MakerSpace? Let us know

Got a question? Check out the FAQs

You may also be interested in our new course, Marketing for Makers, for anyone who wants to work on how to market their own unique hand-made products.  

Our MakerSpaces

Art MakerSpace

Draw, paint, pastel and be inspired and motivated by others in the group.

Clay MakerSpace

Join other potters in our well-equipped, light-filled clay studio.

Crafty Cats MakerSpace

Knit, sew, crochet, patchwork or chat.  This group is filled with various yarn and fabric crafters.

Just Xmas MakerSpace

Create and craft for gifts and decoration this Christmas while chatting and being inspired by others in the group.

Leadlight and Glass Art MakerSpace

Share skills and ideas whilst working independently in our well-equipped, light-filled studio.

Mosaics MakerSpace

Design and develop practical and decorative mosaic creations in a social environment.

Needle Natter MakerSpace

Cross stitch, tapestry, embroidery, knitting, crochet and more. Natter while you stitch in this social environment.

Scrapbooking and Paper Crafts MakerSpace

An opportunity to share and learn in the company of others who love working with paper!

Sewing and Wool Crafts MakerSpace

A place to sew, knit or crochet in pleasant company - share your skills, learn some new ones, be inspired.

Sew Social MakerSpace

Join this creative, social group of locals to share, be inspired and get making some great things on a fortnightly basis.

Studio Arts MakerSpace

An opportunity to share and learn in the company of others who love making art!!

UFO MakerSpace

For all of you who have UFOs (unfinished objects) in the cupboard.  Find some time and inspiration to pull them out and get them finished.  Have a chat and create locally as part of this new MakerSpace.