The Nonstop Makerspot is a community focused Maker Space located on the first floor of the Overlook at Oxon Run. Our staff are artists and educators who work with members to help them learn new skills, realize their ideas and designs, and build their dreams. Our programming is free of charge to the residents of the Overlook and the wider Community Preservation and Development Corporation community.
We have a Fabric Arts room with 6 sewing machines, our computer room known as “The Funk Lab” is equipped with 3 Microsoft Surface Pro Computers and 3 Ultimaker 3D Printers. Our desktops and laptops have 2D design, 3D modeling, and audio and video manipulation software installed.
The main Maker Space is equipped with 3 Microsoft Surface laptops, Epilog Zing laser cutter, Carvey CNC machine, an industrial sewing machine, 2 Sergers and other electric sewing machines, a vinyl cutter, jewelry making and woodworking tools, and a screen printing area.
Members can learn how to paint, screen print, make wearable electronics, design and make their own t-shirt art, and laser cut or CNC their own designs into a wide variety of materials. We offer instruction in sewing, electronics, painting, sculpture, programming, wearable computing, screen printing, 2-D design and 3-D modeling. We offer workshops on painting, drawing, soft circuits, beginning and intermediate sewing, and digital imaging.
Capital One and Community Preservation and Development Corporation and Nonstop Art teamed up to bring innovative art and technology to affordable housing units in D.C.’s Ward 8. The new Makerspace inside The Overlook at Oxon Run opened to the public on June 28, 2017. The space focuses on serving budding community artists and technologists alike by bringing them together to share ideas, equipment and knowledge.