BY BTL STAFF
The Village Workshop in Northville exists for those looking for a place that has everything they could ever think of to make anything they could ever think of. It’s like a garage, basement, studio, or workspace filled with every possible machine to work on projects like the ones seen on the internet and TV.
The Village Workshop offers a “Maker Space” as part of its Maker Movement to connect people back to vocations, technologies, and the spirit of do-it-yourself invention.
The space was opened in March 2015 by Northville residents Brian Donovan, Chris McDonald, and Dennis Engerer. There are no limits to what a person can create, design and make there with a plethora of tools, equipment, staff and software needed to make ideas come to life. It is a community space dedicated to creativity, learning, entrepreneurship, and prototype services.
The Village Workshop is a member-based, 26,000-square-foot community work space built in 1875.
Members include inventors, artists, builders, makers, small businesses, soon-to-be- small businesses, not-so-small businesses, students, engineers, designers, crafters, hobbyists, and retirees.
One does not have to be a member, though, to take a class. There is a computer lab, cooking space, craft studio, electronic shop, machine shop, metal shop, sewing studio, woodshop and even kids classes available to the public.
The classes, workshops and seminars inspire creators and are open to anyone from beginners to experts. The Village Workshop offers private events, custom group workshops for parties of four or more. Facility rental and catering available.