Creative Arts Committee

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Committees are voluntary groups, formed by members in order to achieve certain goals.
To join this committee, contact the committee chairperson. See Rules and Policies#Committees for more information.


The Creative Arts Committee's responsibilities are to:

  • Maintain the order, organization, safety, cleanliness, and utility of the studio and the digital annex.
  • To foster and encourage a love and appreciation of using one's hands to create.
  • To provide demonstrations to the rest of the Makerspace on a recurring basis of basic crafting techniques including painting, sewing, leatherworking, silkscreen printing, dye sublimation, and more.
  • Curate a gallery of makerspace member artworks/creations hung on empty walls and doors throughout the makerspace.

Overview of Creative Arts

Creative Arts is one of the busy places at the Makerspace. We are packed with supplies, opportunities, and tools to assist in your making. Like most things, you will get out of it what you put into it. We hope you will become an active community member of Creative Arts or at least Makerspace.

Periodically we offer a one-hour "Intro to Creative Arts" session that describes the organizational structure, community, resources and expectations. Our goal is to help you become more comfortable with the corner that is Creative Arts within Dallas Makerspace.

Click here for the presentation material.


  • Paul Brown
  • Doug Emes
  • Raymond Cassady
  • Doug Emes Added Dec '16
  • Romeo EspaƱa
  • Bill Gee
  • Bitta Gray
  • Nicole Greeley
  • Andrew Fallout
  • Cary Fleming Added Dec '16
  • Timbo Fisher
  • Nicole Franczvai
  • Jeannie Harwell Added Dec '16
  • John Haskins
  • Chris Marlow Added Dec '16
  • Haley Moore
  • Darcy Neal
  • Adam Oas Added Dec '16
  • Luke Olson
  • Jay Phelps
  • Ken Purcell
  • Steve Reeves
  • Mark Reynolds
  • Mellissa Rhodes
  • Juliana Rincon
  • Nick Sainz
  • Aeris Spaulding Added Dec '16
  • Jorge Soto Added Dec '16
  • Dawn Swain
  • Patrick Thompson Added Dec '16
  • Heather Williamee
  • Oguz Yetkin
  • Matt Zeisler
  • Leah C.

How To Join

  1. Add your name (alphabetical by last name) to the "Members" section of this wiki page.



Facebooks: Dallas Makerspace Creative Arts:

Dallas Makerspace Fiberholics:

Dallas Makerspace Sew and Sews:

Cosplay Makerspace Dallas:

Other: Instagram: DMSCreativeArt

Twitter: DMSCreativeArt

Interest Groups

Fiber Arts - Spinning, weaving, etc...

Leather working


Link to summary of tools including thumbnail photos

One (of many) Places to Order Polymer Plates .... please do your own research

  • 24" Wide Epson Color photo printer
  • Dye Sublimation Printing Equipment
  • Vinyl cutter/plotter
  • Computer with Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, ...)
  • Instructional Art & Craft Books
  • Polymer clay tools, oven, and some media ($4 contribution per block of Sculpy requested)==
  • Xyron 900 & Cartridges (.10 per inch contribution requested)
  • Natural Air Dry Clay
  • Gel Pens
  • Various Xacto Knives
  • DIY Marbling
  • Scrapbooking (scissors, papers, stamps, embossing powders)
  • All make and manner of drawing media
  • Candle Making ($5-6 contribution per candle is requested)

Consumables & Consumables Fees

Many consumables are available within Creative Arts. We make available dedicated consumables for specific tools plus resources that you might not have available if you had to buy "the entire container", for instance.

Some consumables have specific pricing. Others we just ask that you contribute something to help defray the cost of replenishment. We don't make any profit on these materials; all the funds go back into replenishing.

Specific Pricing:

The consumables listed below have specific pricing. We reserve the right to add or change any price if needed. In the case of a discrepancy, the prices posted in the Studio/Annex (on the payment envelopes/kiosk) are the definitive prices.

  • We have an "If you use it, you pay for it, when you use it" policy - just like you would at home
  • No IOU's
  • You pay for everything you use whether it turned out as expected or not
  • You are expected to pay the day you use the materials

Pricing as of 3/8/2017:

  • Wide Format Printing (24" wide Epson 7880 printer):
    • $2/linear foot on photo paper, rounded up to the nearest whole foot
    • $5/linear foot on canvas, rounded up to the nearest whole foot
    • If you provide your own paper, there is a reduced fee for using just the ink (inquire to the committee chair)
  • Wide Format Printing (64" wide Epson 11880 printer):
    • TBD
  • Dye Sublimation:
    • $5 for a 5-sheet package of dye sub printer paper (this covers the cost of the other consumables such as heat-proof tape, adhesive spray, etc.) Single sheets are not available. Same price for legal or letter-sized paper. We may not stock letter-sized paper at all times.
    • If you provide your own paper, there is a reduced fee for using just the dye plus the affiliated consumables (inquire to the committee chair)
    • No charge to use the heat press; just for the materials to transfer the design
    • You provide your own items to be sublimated.
  • Vinyl Cutter:
    • $2/linear foot for vinyl and transfer tape, rounded up to the nearest whole foot
    • $1/linear foot if you use only vinyl or only transfer tape, rounded up to the nearest whole foot
    • If you provide both your own vinyl and transfer tape, there is no fee.
  • CNC Embroidery:
    • $1, $2, or $3 per project (small/medium/large project) if you use DMS-provided embroidery thread (project specifics are posted on the thread box).
    • No charge if you provide your own thread (but if you use the DMS-provided stabilizer and bobbin thread, a small contribution would be appreciated).
  • Button making: Six buttons for $1
  • Magnetic buttons: Two buttons for $1
  • Leather supplies: liquid, paste, or wax $2 per ounce

General contribution is requested to help support and replenish:

  • General-use leather supplies
  • Fibers
  • Sewing supplies/thread, fabric
  • Watercolor paper/matte board
  • Paint, glue, general art media
  • Molding supplies

In addition, we request the following voluntary contributions for these lesser-used resources:

  • Clay - $4 per block of Sculpey
  • Candle Making - $5-6 per candle
  • Xyron 900 sticker machine & cartridges - $0.10 per inch

Donating Funds

  • Creative Arts Committee Fund: