Become a Member
Our Arts Center, AKA a Makerspace, is similar to a health club in that you get access to the space with your membership. What’s different is that you must complete a qualification class in any area you are interested in, before using that area. So it is recommended that you get a qualification class completed first, then become a member.
Members enjoy the following perks:
In our 16 different areas of making you’ll find almost every kind of machine you’ll need! We’re constantly upgrading and improving our selections.
Our volunteer Area Managers are here to support you! They come in every week at a designated time to be available for questions, to teach qualifications, and to keep the space maintained. Get to know them here.
Become part of a tribe! As you begin to settle into your membership, you’ll make friends and be inspired by the creations surrounding you. We believe this is essential to the art of making.
Worth the visit!
Finally everything I need…
No excuses now
Appreciate the helpful volunteers
Can’t believe its here!
Membership is 18+
All levels receive ACCESS to The Forge and all equipment AFTER qualification… Have a Question?
|Access to Equipment
|Technical & Creative Community
|Cubicle, Studio, Conference Room
|Priority Certs, Classes, Events
|Add Family $70
|Contact us to discuss options!
|$95 + Cubicle
|Contact us to discuss options!
|Up to you!
A one-time admin fee of $65 is due upon signup… terms & conditions
Step 1: Complete the Membership Application
Complete the following form to help us get to know you and your interests!
Step 2: Select Orientation Date & Pay Admin Fee
The Admin Fee is a $65 charge that covers application review ($40-nonrefundable), and a ($25) refundable key fob deposit. This is not your membership fee – your monthly fee will depend on the membership level you select. All new members must attend origination, so be sure to select a date you can attend below. If you have plans to complete a large product, you may be interested in purchasing additional storage space. (PS-orientation is not for exploring the Forge, call for a tour to do that, coming to orientation is for when you are ready to join.)
Click here to select an orientation date & pay the admin fee, after completing the application.
DescriptionThis covers the one-time $65 admin fee. Once complete, you’ll receive an email with a link to sign up for autopay of $95/month, due before the orientation date selected above.
Tue 5/23 at 5:30 PM, Tue 6/27 at 5:30 PM, Tue 7/25 at 5:30 PM
Step 3: Become Qualified on Equipment
In order to use equipment at the Forge, you must become qualified. Sign up for an equipment qualification course, so that you’re all ready to go before your membership starts!
How can I add a family member?
If you are living in the same household with your romantic partner or family member, they can join at the discounted Family Rate! Just contact us with everyone’s name and pick the Family Rate Membership level when you set up your autopay. If you have any questions, you can reach us at [email protected].
What classes and qualifications are available?
We add classes all the time! To find out what classes we’re currently offering, check out the Activities Catalog! Most of our qualification classes (also referred to as certifications) are listed under each studio page as well and are regularly scheduled. If you don’t see a class scheduled that you want or need, fill out the request form here.
What cubicles/studios are available?
What does my membership fee cover?
Rent, lights, insurance, website, equipment acquisition/maintenance/replacement, administration …
It does not cover consumables, firings, propane
What equipment does The Forge have?
What guidance and support are available?
There are lots of ways to learn at the Forge:
- Qualification classes teach you the equipment in each area, as well as how that area works.
- Area Guides in each studio who are here for 4-6 hours each week at a dedicated time to be a resource for you.
- Happy Hours – where area guides or even members share a skill or technique. These casual gatherings are a great way to go deeper into your discipline.
- Mobile Monitor carts – pull up YouTube!
- Take one of our workshops, you get a discount on most when you’re a member.
- Attend a Taster – this is where qualified members in an area help un-qualified members explore a new studio. These are free to members although there is sometimes a small materials charge.