Welcome to the Makerspace


The Makerspace is a student-centered arts, crafts, and fabrication studio that encourages and supports student creativity outside the classroom. The Makerspace exists to promote hands-on skill development, foster a sense of community among makers, and reinforce best practices using Makerspace equipment. The Makerspace offers a wide variety of tools, materials, and workshops within a large dynamic space for students to collaborate, prototype, learn new making skills, and practice hobbies. To make it easier for students to realize their creative potential, all currently enrolled Columbia College students can access Makerspace resources at no cost.

The Makerspace is free and open to all current Columbia College students. Join us in the Fall and Spring semesters Monday through Friday from 10am – 7pm.

A few of the tools and materials the Makerspace provides includes:

Find out about free workshops we offer:

Makerspace Guidelines:


Button Makers

The Makerspace has button makers, circle cutters, and button making materials in three sizes available for student use. The three sizes are 1”, 1.5”, and 2.25”.


Equipment Use Guidelines

The Makerspace has lots of tools and equipment you can use! Take a look at our brochure to learn how to properly use our equipment and to see which tools and equipment require training prior to use.

Visit the Makerspace at 754 S. Wabash Ave, 2nd floor, or contact us at 312-369-7877 or makerspace@colum.edu.