Creatorspace Announces Grand Opening Celebration!
League City, TX
05/31/2017 08:32 AM

 

Creatorspace is moving from its previous site in Webster to a 4,500-square-foot space inside the blue building at 120 Park Avenue in League City, Texas. The nonprofit organization is leasing the site from League City. The new location will offer the makers more than three times the space they had in Webster.

About Creatorspace

Creatorspace is a makerspace in the League City area - a group whose members have expertise with both new and traditional tools, and who have been teaching and making things together for the past six years. The group holds an Open House for the public every Tuesday evening from 7:00-9:00pm, and conducts workshops and classes on a regular basis for curious residents and others interested in learning how to use new technology. Creatorspace is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

What we do

Creatorspace conducts technology workshops and demonstrations, tailored to various audiences. Some activities have targeted high school age students, particularly the Art Through Technology program at the Cleveland-Ripley House Neighborhood Center in Pasadena, where students learned to make art using the Space’s portable laser cutter/engraver. Creatorspace has done workshops on numerous topics including Computer-Aided Design (CAD), 3D printing (using extruded plastic filament), 3D software modeling, microprocessor programming, telescopes and astronomy, computer programming, home solar energy, radio control of quad-copters, and manufacturing, to name a few. Creatorspace conducts classes on basic tools and technologies which provide hands-on learning on such things as basic soldering, machine tools, laser cutting and engraving, and microprocessor programming. Future classes and workshops will include shop safety, woodworking, blacksmithing, and 3D printing, among others. We currently work in collaboration with Harris County Freeman Library in Clear Lake, Evelyn Meador Library in Seabrook, Pasadena Fairmont Library, Cleveland-Ripley Neighborhood Center, Houston Makerfaire, Comicpalooza, and the Barnes & Noble stores in Clear Lake and Pasadena. Creatorspace has also received grants from BakerRipley, which enabled the development of our Art Through Technology program, and from Albemarle, which enabled the purchase of our milling machine, oscilloscope, and other equipment.

Why we do it

We exist to create a network of resources to facilitate and inspire the sharing of knowledge, experience and ideas among its members and the general public. We promote and encourage technical, scientific, and artistic skills through individual projects, social collaboration, and education. In addition, we have a demonstrated commitment to the local community. With the support of the Cleveland-Ripley Neighborhood Center, we have refurbished over three hundred obsolete computers and laptops with free Microsoft Office compatible software, and made them available to families and students that otherwise would have no access to computers at home. Where we are Creatorspace serves the Clear Lake, League City and Pasadena areas. Our workspace is at 120 Park Avenue, League City TX 77573. More information can be found at our website by clicking here.

How we got here

The barriers to using technology by individuals and groups are lower than at any previous time in history, but people in our community need both exposure and support. That is what Creatorspace exists to do. At Creatorspace we are passionate that every individual is creative, and that every person continues to learn throughout their lives, and that we are at our best when we support each other and when we share what we have learned. Creatorspace currently serves a broad spectrum of the population. Members and guests include individuals with and without degrees, of all genders, a diverse mix of races and ethnicities, and all ages, ranging from middle-school students through those of retirement age. We primarily attract individuals who have skilled hobbies, entrepreneurs, students, artists, and the technologically curious. Our outreach efforts are focused on introducing members of the public to the new, more individually affordable fabrication technologies.

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Jared Williams
 
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