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More and more often these days, both brides- and grooms-to-be are planning their wedding day with personalized touches and handmade crafts. Online bridal magazines such as The Knot and Offbeat Bride highlight DIY weddings as beautiful, unique days that really highlight the spirit of the couple as they start their new life together. And now that The Village Workshop is a part of your community, we would like to make your DIY Wedding Day one to remember with projects, party space, help testing out ideas, and the equipment you need to make your personalized plans possible. Do you want to rent a maker-space to hold a bridal party origami flower folding session? We've got that! Would you like to laser-cut or screen print paper bag luminaries to light the way to your altar or the path to your reception? We've got that under control! How about some laser-engraved wine glasses, wine bottles, or votive candle holders for the tables? We can certainly try to help you make that happen! We have the space and equipment to build a backdrop folding screen, a chuppah, or a giant monogram letter. Start scanning the magazines and websites and planning, all you engaged makers! Wedding-inspired projects are on the way from our in-house makers as well so keep an eye open for that perfect project in the very near future.
The Village Workshop needs volunteers to help with pre-grand opening. Volunteers can help clean, set up equipment, and get a sneak peak of the coolest new creative space in Michigan. Volunteers will receive awesome benefits (i.e. pizza and a 3 month membership package for those working 30hours+ )!! Volunteers will also be considered for employment. If interested come to The Village Workshop located at 455 e. Cady St. Northville at 10am on Saturday 1/31/15 for orientation. Call 855-777-3836 to confirm. THANK YOU!
ITS SHOW TIME. JOIN US MARCH 1st, 2015 FOR OUR GRAND OPENING.
the Village Workshop has just received the first equipment delivery. Drill presses, vertical mills, sanders, bandsaws, metal brakes, planishing hammers, bench grinders, joiners, planers, lathes,....and much much more. Our next delivery will include a 3d printer, sewing machines, a computerized embroidery machine, surgers, and a long arm quilting machine. We are extending our Founding Member Discount through the holidays so JOIN NOW!
Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a creative environment? Do you love helping people? The Village Workshop is now accepting applications for employment. Just fill out our employment application HERE.
The first step in any creative endeavor is coming up with an idea. Ideation tools like CAD (computer aided design) allow the maker to work out functionality and finalize details before spending resources to create a physical object. CAD programs are also needed to translate the idea to computer controlled tools such as 3d printers, milling machines, laser engravers, etc. Knowledge of CAD is also a valuable skill for anyone looking to work in technology, design, architecture, engineering, video game development, manufacturing and many emerging fields.
IS CAD DIFFICULT TO LEARN?
Traditionally CAD programs were the domain of highly trained engineers and designers. The programs were clunky, difficult, and required many hours of study. CAD is still an area of tremendous complexity as many industry level CAD systems can now analyze material stresses, fluid dynamics, physics simulations, and manufacturing processes. However, CAD doesn't have to be difficult...
The Village Workshop has partnered with MOI3D (Moment Of Inspiration) for CAD software. Beginner classes will start mid summer (stay tuned for details). MOI3d is simply the easiest CAD system to learn while offering very powerful capabilities. In fact, its not and exaggeration to say that MOI is actually FUN to learn. Whether you're a beginner or professional, MOI will surprise you with its ease of use and functionality in 2d and 3d design. Hope to see you in class!
Construction is now underway at The Village Workshop. Take a look...
This is what the space looks likes now. All interior demolition is now complete. Take a look around. It will look very different by the end of the summer.