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What is a Maven?

Gathering the name from a book by Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point, a maven is someone who is an expert in a particular field and is willing to give out that knowledge and experience freely. They are information brokers distributing their craft and skill knowing it will better the community around them and in turn help them as well.

What is a Makerspace?

Imagine a gym. People go to a gym to use equipment that would be too expensive to buy on their own and to have access to training on how to use that equipment. Now imagine a place where you can have access to wood working, metal fabrication, 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC, digital fabrication labs. Yeah! That would be fantastic! That’s what we are making. A Makerspace.

Tim Cone

Co-Founder

-BS Engineering Education from University of Georgia 2010

-Robotics, Manufacturing, and Engineering teacher at Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career HS

-2013 President of the Board of Directors for The Georgia Technology Student Association

-Top Four Finalist for the Savannah Chatham District Teacher of the Year in 2014

-Winner of three state level teaching awards in the past year

Ty Donaldson

Co-Founder

-BFA Industrial Design from SCAD 2010

-Digital Lab Technician at SCAD- Run and manage 3D printing,

 laser cutting, and large format printing services.

-Owner & Lead Designer – Welm. Design

-Calphalon- Newell Rubbermaid Company

-Multiple products to market (corporate and freelance)

Kelsey Courage
Kelsey

Events Manager and Metals Specialist

Kelsey Courage came to Savannah from her hometown of Virginia Beach, VA in 2008 to pursue a degree in Metalsmithing & Jewelry Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She began working in metal at the age of fourteen and now a decade later is still hammering and melting metal to her hearts content as well as constantly exploring other artistic mediums.

Her thesis installation piece, inspired by a college student’s fear of the future after graduation, represented SCAD at an emerging artist booth at the Smithsonian Craft Show in 2012. Her work has also been featured on runways, editorial magazines, and in local boutiques and art shows.  Since graduating SCAD it has been her aspiration to help establish an artist community where she has a space to not only create and access equipment, but also to engage and share knowledge with fellow creative spirits.

Our services

Education

Weekend Warrior

Whether it’s your basic Weekend Project to building an ark of your own, we’ll give you the support you need every step of the way.

Students & Alums

Students if you are tired of cramped shops and are looking for a place to hone your skills outside of the classroom look no farther.  Alums and professionals also have the benefit to use the equipment they’d grown accustomed to having without the overhead of owning it themselves.

Curious Creatives

Looking to tackle that do it yourself project, but don’t know where to start?  Our workshops and certifications guarantee to give you the skills you desire.  What’s better is our network of Mavens and Artisans on site are committed to enriching your making experience, answering questions and extending a guiding hand wherever needed.

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Economic Growth

Economic development and improving Savannah’s fiscal and manufacturing landscape, both in workforce development and general youth mentoring.

 

Become a Maven

Looking to give yourself a competitive edge in a densly packed job market Maven Makers is the place to hone your skills, and set yourslf apart

 

App Coming Soon…

Embracing Mobile and Web Technologies to be a convenient efficient space.

 

Don’t Break Your Budget

Affordable and as reasonable as your cable bill, don’t let the expense of owning it all come between you and your craft.

 

Partners and Makers

Savannah Farmers Market
The Creative Coast
aétho
Art Rise Savannah
Emergent Structures

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