We are a Hack/Maker/Library Space housed in a former bus station, hosting a Work, Social, Presentation and Seeling Space. Our workshop offers a number of low-cost resident and fleixible membership opportunities providing access to general making tools such as pillar drills, saws etc and growing list of traditional and contemporary making equipment including a Letterpress, Silkscreen Studio, Knitting Machines and Darkroom Studios.
Membership at the Waiting Room is just £30 for a residency or pay what you can for a flexible membership (suggested contribution £15). Residents get 24/7 key access to workshops and flexi-members can only access the facilities when accompanied by a technician or resident.
All members will benefit from a plethora of discounts, offers and exclusive opportunities at the Waiting Room Bar, Kitchen, Cafe, Shop and other areas.
Interested? Sign up here: http://www.essexstudios.org.uk/user/register
Alernatively, we run a regular weekly open day called Maker Wednesdays. These are informal workshop sessions held at the St Botolph’s Waiting Room. They are open to everyone of all ages, backgrounds and skills and provide a flavour of what’s on offer at our Hack/Maker/Library/Space. From wiring your own circuit to learning how to use a knitting machine, with access to new tools, knowledge and resources, we want to encourage local people to share or learn new creative skills. You can check our online calendar or facebook group to find what’s coming up.
Attendees should be aware, as a participants of an interactive lesson, you will need to bring materials from the pre-published list in order to join the workshop. Whereever possible we will have tools and materials for people to borrow, but please consult the event details before attending to be sure
Visitors to Maker Wednesdays do not have to participate in the structured events and are always free bring their own project along and work in a shared environment. We are also interested in hearing from people who have something to teach. Our format makes it easy to participate and allows for peer-to-peer knowledge exchange in a fun light hearted environment.