[hackerspaces] question about workshop strategy

Sparr sparr0 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 11 18:13:09 CEST 2013

Artisan's Asylum in Somerville MA:

On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 11:53 AM, Florencia Edwards <floev22 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi all, I wanted to ask you how do you do it with the workshops.
> 1. How do you divide the winnings between the makerspace and the teacher
> by percentage?


> 2. Are all the teachers members? Is it a requirement?

No. No.

> 3. Are workshops for members only?

Yes, and only trained/tested members at that.

> 4. If teachers are not members and workshops are not members only, how do
> the people that go to the workshop relate to the makerspace. How can they
> make community if they only go for some classes.


> 5. Last question, how can one establish a relationship between workshops
> and memberships or members, so they are not two separate things. Sometimes
> people who come to our workshops think this is just a building the teacher
> is renting, they go to class and never come back to the makerspace. We give
> them tours and we even talk about the makerspace when there is a workshop
> but they don't have the need to become members, because they can just come
> to the workshop and never come back. It's difficult to create a community
> that way.

I don't have an answer to this beyond what you're already doing.
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