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The Maker Space

What is the Maker Space

The Rubbish Ragamuffins MakerSpace is a lovely light filled art studio where many of the items that you will see in the shop are made. In the future we aim to open the studio as a shared MakerSpace where people get together to create things in the company of other makers. Anyone that is interested in arts and crafts is most welcome. The space provides opportunities for people to share their ideas, discuss things that inspire them, mess about with different medium and connect with other creative souls.  


We are currently calling for expressions fo interest - send us a message via our contact page if you're curious and might like to join a future makerspace session. 

MakerSpace FAQ - (not yet open)

How long is a session?

A MakerSpace session runs for 2 hours and a themed workshop runs for 2.5 hours.

Are there costs involved?

There is a $30 fee per person for individual MakerSpace studio use per 2 hour time slot. Themed worskshops have different prices depending on the workshop. You can see the different options currently on offer here

What materials and equipment are available for use?

All materials are included in themed workshops. All equipment and some materials are available for use in MakerSpace sessions. The studio has a wide range of equipment: Printmaking - (carving tools, printing press, rollers, texture makers, gel plates), Modelmaking - (cutting boards, blades, glues, hot glue guns, carving and sculpting tools), Painting and drawing (brushes, pens, inks, pastels, charcoal, paints, pencils) There is a variety of materials avaible for use. If you are working on a specific project please bring your own materials. 

Is there a limit on the number of participants?

Yes, group sizes are limited to a maximum of 8 makers per session. There is no minimum number.

Am I guaranteed a spot in a session?

You must book in advance, there is no guranatee to get a spot if you just turn up to a session time. 

Where are the sessions run?

The sessions take place in the Rubbish Ragamuffins studio space. Upstairs at 82B Charman Road (enter via Balcome Road opposite Mentone Girls Secondary) Access is via a flight of stairs. Occasionally we might run an offiste themed workshop session. 

Can I try out a session before I make a booking?

If you are new to the studio you are most welcome to pop by during one of the MakerSpace session times and see if you like the space then make bookings for future sessions.

Who can participate?

Makerspace sessions and Themed workshops are open to 15yrs plus. Primary school age children are welcome to participate at MakerSpace sessions accompanied by their parent/carer, supervision is the responsibilty of the parent/carer.

Do I need artistic or maker experience?

You do not need any experience to use the studio space or join a themed maker session. We encourage everyone who is interested in being creative to have a go.

If you have further questions feel free to send us a message

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