Frequently Asked Questions

What is the CoLab?

The CoLab is a space to create and a community to learn and share. Click here for details.

Who can join CoLab?

Anyone! No experience required! Whether you’re an artist, a professional maker or have no building skills whatsoever, you are welcome to join.

Who runs the CoLab?

The CoLab is community run. That is why it is important for members to attend meetings and engage in our electronic community.

Further, Keyholders must donate 5 hours per month to attend drop-in hours or otherwise contribute. During this drop-in time, Keyholders should help non-keyholders if they can, answer questions from potential members that stop in but also perform routine maintenance such as cleaning bathrooms, fixing tools, etc. Lastly, attendance at the monthly meeting is mandatory.

What tools can I use?

There are 3 kinds of tools in the CoLab:

1) Communal use- can be used by anyone that has been ok’d to use them. We hold safety sessions for certain machines that EVERYONE must attend before using them;

2) Semi-private tools- can be used only if you have permission from the owner. Please ask if you are not sure if a tool is communal or semi-private;

3) Private tools- cannot be used. These tools should be stored in a private-storage space such as a cubby or semi-private studio.

What tools do you have?

We have a large list of tools from small hand tools to large machines spanning metalwork, woodwork and textile. This list is ever expanding as kind people donate or bring tools in to share. A running list of tools can eventually be found HERE.

How much does membership cost?

Keyholder Membership: $100 Yearly fee + $100 Damage Deposit + $130 monthly fee (6-month commitment) Drop-in Membership: $100 Yearly fee + $65 monthly fee There are other stipulations, so please click here for more info.

How do I join?

Come down to meet us at our monthly meeting. Its usually the last Wednesday of every month. Check the calendar to make sure. Details on our membership can be found here.

Is there project storage?

You may leave a project that you are currently working on in an out-of-the-way place. Please attach a note to your project with information with your name, contact information and how long it will be there. Unfortunately, there is no long-term storage unless you have acquired semi-private space. CLICK HERE for more info about spaces.

Can I drop by to see the space?

Sure! Drop by during our drop-in times or come to a monthly meeting and introduce yourself! Check our Google Calendar for times: CALENDAR