Currently, our new location at 11 Hankey St, Rochdale/Leicester, MA, is NOT open to the public.
When we opened our doors back in 2016 it was with the mission to create a space where people could create whatever type of art they felt compelled to create in their soul. With over $1 million in tools and equipment that members can be trained to use, spaces to rent, a robust class roster, and a community of other makers, we offer a great place to start a business or embrace a new hobby!
TYPES OF MEMBERSHIPS:
Supporting: for the member who just wants discounts on classes and access to our member meetings, supporting membership starts at $20/month, though you are welcome to pay us more if you’d like. Thank you for choosing to support us! Weekends: for the member who only wants access 10a-10p Sat & Sun, this $50/month membership is for you! Weekdays: for the member who only wants access 9a-6p Mon-Fri, this $80/month membership is for you! Nights & Weekends: for the member who only wants access 6-10p Mon-Fri & 10a-10p Sat & Sun, this $80/month membership is for you! Full-Time: for the member who only wants access for themselves 6a - 12a 7 days a week (24/7 when we're fully permitted!), this $125/month membership is for you Family: for the 2 adult members (and up to 2 minors per supervising adult) who want 6a - 12a 7 days a week (24/7 when we're fully permitted!), this $200/month membership is for you! Additional adults can be added to your family plan for $100/month. Entrepreneur: for the business owner member who needs 6a - 12a 7 days a week (24/7 when we're fully permitted!) for themselves & 1 full-time employee, this $220/month membership is for you! Additional employees can be added to your plan for $100/month. Organizational: this library pass style membership is for 1 organization to have 1 individual at a time in our shop from the organization with 6a - 12a 7 days a week (24/7 when we're fully permitted!) for $250/month. Each individual must have their own [ Equipment Certification ] before using tools and equipment with their access. Additional passes are available for $200/month.
Membership perks include the following:
- Access to The WorcShop at 11 Hankey St, Rochdale/Leicester, MA
- Access to the tools & equipment [WITH Equipment Certification]
- Ability to [ Rent Space at The WorcShop ]
- Discounts on all classes
- Use of all of the common areas & WiFi at The WorcShop
- Invitations to all the markets we go to (stART on the street, Fitchburg Blacksmithing and Renaissance Fair, Spencer Street pARTy)
- First dibs on table space at in-house maker events (annual Maker Market, Wandering Arts Market)
- Listings in our Wiki and on our Website, Highlights on our Social Medias
- Being part of a community of makers, business owners, hobbyists, and enthusiasts
- Access to our monthly member meetings (currently on Zoom until further notice)
Note: All membership times are when your key card will unlock the doors.
You will not be forced to leave at the specific end times pertaining to your membership. For example: if you have a weekday membership (which has the hours of 9 AM - 6 PM) and arrive at 5 PM you are allowed to stay past 6 PM and continue working, but, if you leave the building after 6 PM your key-card will not unlock the doors until 9 AM the next day.
Also, each member may bring a guest (1) to help with projects, if needed. Each guest must stay with the member who brought them. Guests are not allowed to use WorcShop power tools and equipment unless they have already been approved by one of the staff. If you require more than an extra set of hands to help with your project you must run it by one of the staff members at least a reasonable amount of time beforehand. Tool use of any sort requires a day pass or membership or during classes (temporary membership).
Each member has access to a vast majority of the tools (MIG welder, TIG welder, Metal cutting band-saws, Full Blacksmithing area, 20'x10' paint booth, etc.) Some of the more specialized equipment will require members to take a class prior to being allowed to use (Fidal 3 axis CNC, 3D Printers, etc). However, it is entirely OK and also encouraged, to barter with others who are already trained and are signed off to use these tools if only needed for a one-time specialized part or prototype. Certain specialized tools may have hourly rates to use as well.
If you have any questions, please email us a TheWorcShop@gmail.com
Updated 10.01.21 JW