WHY A MAKERSPACE WAS ESTABLISHED AT THE CAC?

The Chesapeake Arts Center is an integral partner in the effort to revitalize the Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn and the Curtis Bay area, once thriving communities. Through a thoughtful strategic planning process in 2014, there was a theme identified of needing to reclaim memory – to understand the story of what greater Brooklyn Park accomplished in the past 60 years.

With the loss of memory comes a loss of community pride and identity, evident on most streets here. The CAC’s exterior mural project showcases shipbuilding, aviation, agriculture, the arts and education – constant reminders of the rich history of accomplishment in Brooklyn Park.

Throughout the strategic planning process, the CAC heard a call for creating a Maker Space – a creative workspace utilizing computers, machining, technology, science and digital art, and integrating STEAM educational opportunities through hands-on, project based learning. 

The CAC determined that with funding support, its existing workshop could affordably be repurposed for this initiative.

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How it works

Our MakerSpace will operate through annual or monthly memberships as well as affordable instructional classes providing opportunity for lifelong learning and skill development.

The CAC MakerSpace offers the opportunity to explore and learn new skills through instructional classes, workshops and after school programming.

Anyone is able to take classes provided at the CAC. Monthly or annual members will have access during open hours to our computer lab and design software. After members have taken required safety training on our equipment they gain access to use those resources and can reserve time on our tools.

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We are now accepting tool donations!

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Donate your old hand tools, power tools and shop equipment to the MakerSpace.

For inquiries on how to donate please contact Henry at makerspace@chesapeakearts.org.

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CAC Hours

Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

Makerspace Hours

Wednesday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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P: 410-636-6597
E: info@chesapeakearts.org

Address

194 Hammonds Lane
Brooklyn Park, MD 21225

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