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South Anchorage Community
Arts &
Education Venue

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The intention of THE WORKSHOP is to connect the community & facilitate artists and teachers to have a maintained and safe space in South Anchorage to create & teach using their unique expertises, while building their own businesses and client base in a space more than suitable for all their needs.
 

Let's go into detail...


A South Anchorage (Huffman) venue for the community to learn and grow in arts & education.
This space includes 5 main spaces:
 

THE ENTRY
approx 300 sq ft

  • Check-in & Reservation Desk

  • Free Community Give & Take Library (full wall of bookshelves)

  • Waiting/Reading Area (approx 8 chairs)

  • Common Area Open Space (Approx 8x10’)

  • Shoes & Coats Storage

  • Community Event Information Board

THE LOUNGE

approx 500 sq ft 
Members Only Area, with exception of public events

  • Several small work desks with outlets on either side of the room.

  • Comfortable lounge seating & open space for up to 20 additional folding chairs.

  • Play corner of quiet learning-based toddler toys,  (approx 6’x8’, 48 sq feet) .

  • Small child-size table for coloring/reading.

  • Small 6 inch raised corner stage 4x6' (approx 24 sq feet) for story time, poetry readings, lectures, and open mics. Ideal for Recitals!

  • Amenities include Wi-Fi & Self-Serve Coffee 

THE STUDY

(approx 400 sq ft*) $30/hour Studio Room rental
(30% less with membership)

  • A classroom with folding tables & chairs that can be moved for floor class access. 

  • White board

  • Wall length mirror on back wall with retractable curtain

  • TV screen

  • Study Amenities include Wi-Fi & Basic Classroom Supplies

THE STUDIO

approx 500 sq ft 
$35/hour Studio Room rental 
(30% less with membership)

  • Plywood tables & folding chairs that can be moved for floor class access.

  • White board, chalk board, paint shelves & art supply wall storage, fan ventilation, apron hooks, etc.

  • Studio Amenities include Wi-Fi & Basic Art Supply/Drop Cloths

THE MIXER

 approx 200 sq ft
$20/hour Studio Room rental
(30% less with membership)

  • Small soundproof room for instrumental study & lessons

  • Includes one small teachers desk

  • Keyboard/piano

  • Electrical outlets for sound equipment.

  • Mixer Amenities include Wi-Fi & Keyboard

How does it work for artists & educators?

The plan to run this space is based on a collective/membership based community model.

The intention of the Artist Collective Membership is to connect & facilitate artists and teachers to have a maintained and safe space in South Anchorage to create & teach using their unique expertises, while building their own businesses and client base in a space more than suitable for all their needs. We hope to offset the costs of the space (rent/building fees, amenities, cleaning, check in/out, etc.) with the collective’s membership contributions.
When you join the collective, you are on a month-to-month or annual agreement with The Workshop as well as other artists within the collective. This is meant to be a collaborative space.

To become a collective member, simply choose your level of support:

*Artist Founder Membership

(this is an investor's membership, paid before The Workshop’s opening, limited availability)
$500 First Year Investment

  • 6 hours of Studio, Study, or Mixer room rental time ($105 value)

  • One Year Artist Collective Membership ($660 value)

  • Display plaque in the “Founding Member” section of The Workshop and on the website.

  • You will be able to renew your Artist Collective Membership after the initial year for the SAME PRICE (annual savings of $105.)

    BECOME A FOUNDER: Contact LeeAnna at alaskaleeannadesign@gmail.com

 

Artist Collective Membership
$55/month

  • 2 Free hours of Studio, Study, or Mixer room rental space per month (by reservation only).

  • 30% off Studio, Study, & Mixer room rentals.

  • Free access to The Lounge during open day hours.

  • Ability to reserve Lounge for private art/education related events at just $10/hour during evening hours (5pm-8pm). This space is ideal for recitals, art shows, etc.

  • Free advertisement of classes/services on The Workshop’s social media, website, & on location.

  • 15% off all classes in space by other collective membership artists.

  • 30% off family membership for the artist's family.

  • Customers/clients from The Workshop funneled to your classes/events.

  • Optional Locked Storage for equipment, books, or supplies at just $7/month.

 

What we need from you:

 

  • $55/month on a month-to-month contract basis. 

  • OR $605/year one time payment on a one year contract.

(Valued $660, annual memberships receive a free month of membership.)

(*OR see pricing for our limited availability Artist Founder Membership option)

 

  • A dedication agreement to give 15% off your services to other artists within the collective and 

10% off your services to regular members of The Workshop* (these are the funneled clients/customers).

*You may always offer or refuse service to anyone you choose, but we ask that you abide by these discounts within reason as a default, 

not excluding people from your services solely based on membership status. 

 

  • Optional permission for The Workshop to share, advertise, and promote you and your services with individual non-artist members of The Workshop. Your success is the success of the Artist Collective, and thus the success of The Workshop.

How does it work for the community?

The Workshop has benefits for everyone. 

 

No Membership Cost Community Benefits:

 

  • Access to front lobby sitting/reading/waiting space.

  • Community Trading Library (Bring a book, take a book.)

  • Free Access to Community Events (First Fridays, Open Mics, Poetry Readings, etc.)

  • $35/hour Studio Room rental

  • $30/hour Study Room rental

  • $20/hour Mixer Room rental

  • $15/ Kids Craft Club

  • $3/Child or 2 for $5, Kids Circle Story Time (every day)

  • $45/ Studio Club Nights (adult painting & crafting nights)

  • Access to artist classes & workshops (at various prices, dates, and times)
     

Family Membership:

$40/month for up to family of 4, 

$5 extra for additional household family members, 

(children under 2 free), one grandparent can be added, even if not within the same household.

  • Free Kids Circle Story Time (normally $3/child or 2 for $5)

  • 30% off all The Workshop’s community classes & paid events including Kids Craft Club, Studio Club Nights, and more…

  • Access to Studio, Study, & Mixer Room Reservations at 20% off.

  • Free access to The Lounge during open day hours (M-F, 8am-5pm) (member exclusive area)

  • Ability to reserve Lounge for private art/education related events at just $15/hour during evening hours 

  • 10% off Classes with all Artist Collective Members

  • One guest-pass to the Lounge every month.
     

Single Membership


$15/month 

  • Access to Room Reservations at 20% off.

  • 30% off all The Workshop’s community classes & paid events including Kids Craft Club, Studio Club Nights, and more…

  • Ability to reserve Lounge for private art/education related events at just $15/hour during evening hours.

  • Free access to Lounge during open day hours (M-F, 8am-5pm) (member exclusive area)

  • 10% off Classes with all Artist Collective Members

  • One guest-pass to the Lounge every month.

     

Student Membership 

(18+ needs student I.D., students under 16 must be associated with an adult membership)
$10/month 

  • Access to Study Room Reservations, w/ 1 free hour every month and then just $15/hour

  • 30% off all The Workshop’s community classes & paid events including Kids Craft Club, Studio Club Nights, and more…

  • Free access to Lounge during open day hours (M-F, 8am-5pm) (member exclusive area)

  • Ability to reserve Lounge for private art/education related events at just $15/hour during evening hours. (18+)

  • 10% off Classes with all Artist Collective Members

Amenities & Community Activities offered by The Workshop

 

  • Free Wi-Fi for all Members.
     

  • Free access for all members & non-members to select evening and weekend community events hosted by The Workshop.*
     

  • Lounge Seating for Reading/Visiting (in The Lounge / members only)
     

  • Give/Take Community Bookshelves (in The Entry / open to community) - leave a book, take a book.

 

Study/Work Desks (in The Lounge / members only)

  • Available for reservation (or walk-in if not reserved.)

  • Desks with outlets

  • Options opposite of and near by children’s play corner

  • Self-serve coffee bar

 

6x8’ Pre-School Children's Sensory Play Corner (in The Lounge / members only)

  • Disinfected & Cleaned Regularly

  • Safe Members Only Area during day hours, Monday - Friday from 10-5

  • Keep small children busy while caregivers visit, study, or work at adjacent desks

 

4x6’ Stage (in The Lounge / members only)

  • Great for Recitals, Open Mics, Poetry Readings, and Story Circles.

  • Space for folding chair seating.
     

Toddler Story Circle  (in The Lounge / open to community)

Affordable 30-minute story time for Pre-K children and their caregivers.

Available to non-members, discounted rates for members.

 

Kids Craft Club (in The Studio room / open to community)

Affordable craft workshops for kids of different age groups, Pre-K.

Available to non-members, discounted rates for members.

 

Teen Creation Club (in The Studio room / open to community)

Affordable teen-only themed art evenings (painting parties, art classes, etc.)

Available to non-members, discounted rates for members.

 

Studio Club Night (in The Studio room / open to community)

Affordable adult-only art/craft nights (painting parties, art classes, etc.)

Available to non-members, discounted rates for members.

 

*Youth Open Mic Night (in The Lounge / open to community)

Free open mics for anyone under 18 (music, poetry, etc.)
Available to members AND non-members.

 

*Free Study Group (in The Study / open to community)

Free 2 hour slot, open to the community to freely study with friends once a month.

Available to members AND non-members.

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