Course Descriptions



Lawrence Creates Makerspace

The Lawrence Creates Makerspace is an economic development organization based on the principle that economic development starts with the individual - with people learning, teaching, sharing, collaborating, designing, building, and creating products, services, businesses, and better lives.

Our mission is to empower community residents to learn new skills, develop products and businesses, create art, and build their future.

Lawrence Creates leverages the amazing creativity of Lawrence and Douglas County to help ourselves and our neighbors achieve our dreams and improve our lives.

We create opportunities for collaboration, learning, mentoring, and innovation.

We provide shared workshops, tools, services, and training for artists, designers, inventors, engineers, architects, makers, hobbyists, and other creative people.  We serve individuals and the cultural, arts, business, and other organizations of Douglas County.

We help residents develop new skills, products, and businesses; enhance the reputation of the region as a creative hub; and contribute to the quality of life and economic development.

Resources we provide include:

  • Computer workstations with internet access

  • A wood shop

  • Hand tools

  • Artist tools

  • A design studio with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and more)

  • Shared training, exhibition, performance, and practice space

  • Photo studio with lighting (to be installed soon)

  • Art gallery


  • Textile studio

  • Metal shop and other prototyping components

To learn how to join, for a more detailed list of resources, and much more, please visit