The Workshop

Our Workshop is a space dedicated to creativity. The Workshop houses a growing collection of tools and technology that make it a design studio for the entire community. It is a dynamically evolving space with tools added based on feedback about what you want the Workshop to be.

Sign up for one of the Workshop classes listed in our online calendar or drop in to see what the space has to offer during open studio hours.

The Workshop is open to everyone, however, certain equipment requires training and a usage agreement liability waiver.

Open Studio Hours

After training and signing a liability waiver, drop in during open studio hours to use Workshop equipment to work on your own creative projects or get a tour of everything the Workshop has to offer.

  • Sundays: 1:00 – 4:30 PM
  • Mondays: 6:00 – 8:30 PM
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:30 PM
  • Fridays & Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Open studio hours may occasionally be cancelled to make room for Workshop classes. Check the schedule of classes on our calendar or call 708-867-7828 to confirm open studio hours.

Workshop Equipment

There may be fees associated with some equipment and its accompanying supplies. Supplies not purchased from the Workshop must be approved as compatible with Workshop equipment.

Crafting Machines

Sewing Machines
Embroidery Machines
Knitting Machine

Carvey 3D Carving Machine
da Vinci 1.0 Pro 3d Printer
da Vinci & #Doodler 3D Pens

American Button Machines & Button Making Supplies

Cricut Cutter
Silhouette Cameo Cutter
Cricut Mug Printing Press

Hot Glue Guns
Screw Guns

Large Format Printer*
P-Touch Label Printer

Crafting Tools

Sewing Notions Kits
Hand Steamers
Ironing Board & Irons

Knitting Needles
Crochet Hooks
Pop Pom Making Kit
Yarn Ball Winder
Yarn Swift
Rug Hooking Kits

Cutting Mats & Blades
Paper Cutters
Gift Wrapping Supplies
Paper Stamping Supplies
Paper Embossing Supplies

Perler Bead Kits

Safety Goggles
Screwdriver, Plyers & Basic Hand Tools

Yarn, Paint, Brushes & Other Consumable Supplies

Photo & Video

Photo, Slide & Film Scanners
Instant Camera
DSLR Still & Video Cameras
LED Light Panels
Photo Tent Kit
Microphones, Stands & Cables

VHS to Digital Conversion Tools

Apple & Windows Computers
Adobe Creative Suite
Photo & Video Editing Software


Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Other Instruments available in our Special Collections
Microphones, Stands & Cables

Vinyl to Digital Conversion Tools

Apple & Windows Computers
Adobe Creative Suite
ProTools Audio Recording & Editing Software
Roxio Sound Editor