About Us


We’re a MakerLab in the south suburbs with a mission to introduce as many people as we can to the joys of making physical objects. Whether you know blacksmithing or 3D printing, make paper airplanes or build drones, embroider or laser etch, are a professional designer or a garage tinkerer or just curious, you’ll find tools and a like-minded community of people who love to create with their hands.

Bring your skills or just your curiosity. All skill levels are welcome. Learn from our instructors and from each other. Take a class, teach a class, or come in for open hours to do your own making. Tinker, make something to enjoy, or make something to create a business.

We’re on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SouthWorks-MakerLab-network-Park-Forest-489946987878687/

Watch our YouTube Channel for event highlights, tutorials, and more.

We’re part of a network of makerlabs across the Chicago Southland supported by local community colleges and universities as well as community partners. Find out more at at https://oaiinc.org/portfolio/southworks-mak…

and http://www.southmetroed.org/southworks-makerlab-network