Are you a maker who wants to teach your craft? If you lack a studio of your own or prefer to rent a space with a bit more ambiance than the typical parks and recreation room, DMC may be the space for you.
How it Works
For maker classes, we offer a reduced hourly rate plus a percentage of your class gross. The hourly rate goes towards our overhead, and the percentage is for promoting you to our community of local crafters. We'll help you increase your reach to new potential customers, and take a small cut only when they sign up for your workshop.
We vet all guest instructors who wish to be listed and promoted to our community just as for a craft fair. If we don't feel that your class is a good fit, you are still welcome to rent the studio without promotion at our regular rates.
Approved guest classes will be posted on our website and weekly email blast, listed in Facebook events, and get 1 Instagram post. You must provide quality photo and class description/details, as well as a link to your online registration. Additional promotional opportunities available for extra fee.
Your rental fee includes use of our crafting tools, such as drills, dremel, hammers, exacto knives, jewelry tools, scissors, rulers, glue guns, etc. You are responsible for supplying any consumable materials needed for your workshop such as paint, glue sticks, wood pieces, fabric or yarn, as well as tools that we don't have in the studio.
Thirty minutes (total) of complimentary setup and cleanup time is included. Time beyond that is billed at the hourly rate.
Studio Size and Number or Students
DMC is a small studio of just 400 square feet. It is split into two rooms with a wide doorway between them. We can seat up to 14 for small projects like jewelry making, but 8-10 people will be the comfortable level for most classes.
$50 for 2 hours
$25 each additional hour
10% of gross sales
$50 refundable cleaning (may be waived for non-messy crafts like macrame)
- 10 participants for $50 class for 2 hours = $50 +(50 x 10 x .10) = $100
- 8 participants for $40 class for 2 hours = $50 + (40 x 8 x .10) = $72
- 6 participants for $25 class for 2 hours = $50 + (25 x 6 x .10) = $65
Pre-payment of hourly rate plus cleaning deposit required to reserve the space and put you on the class calendar. Class description, photo, and registration link required to add you to email blast and social media.
All guest instructors must sign a short contract and liability waiver. If your workshop includes unaccompanied minors, you must get a signed emergency form/waiver from each parent or guardian.
A few spots in front, and in free lot in back of building.
We have a small kitchenette with water kettle, microwave, toaster oven, hot plate, sink, and small refrigerator. You are welcome to use these along with complimentary tea, coffee, and cups/napkins. You are responsible for providing snacks for your class or having participants bring their own.
The hourly rate is non-refundable except in the event we have to cancel due to some extreme circumstance (studio flooded, vandalism, etc.) Cleaning deposit will be fully refunded in this case.