The Maker Society is a “hack, make, fix, build, tech” club and meets twice weekly for supervised making sessions. Membership is open to high school students from Hout Bay. There is no charge to attend the sessions but we encourage and welcome donations from those who can afford to pay.
Workspace is a well equipped open access workshop which allows the Maker Society Students to be exposed to traditional processes and skills like Metalwork, blacksmithing, woodwork, screenprinting, sewing, jewellery making, shoemaking, leatherwork, ceramic work, coffee roasting /making, bread baking as well as more high tech processes such as laser cutting, 3D modelling /printing and CNC Machining.
The primary focus of the Maker Society is to help break down the social economic walls that divide young people in the Hout Bay community. This is keeping with the core values of Workspace, which are:
To provide a platform for knowledge and skills exchange across the social, cultural and generational divides.
To provide resources for people from all backgrounds, ages and abilities to use making as a tool for social empowerment, regeneration, inclusion, economic opportunity and social capital.
To promote empowerment and responsibility through learning practical skills, confidence building, emotional well being and collaboration with others.
To support individuals to build enterprises with access to equipment, space, and experience/knowledge base.