I’m a sucker for a craft/DIY/hands-on learning opportunity, so I tend to take workshops and classes A LOT. You can usually find me learning about succulents and flower arranging, making cards at Paper Source, or practicing quilting techniques with teachers I admire. I’m excited to add MADE Studio + Market to my list of workshop destinations.
Founded by Christy Brennan and Katheryn Hansen, MADE offers a space to create alongside a marketplace packed with pieces made primarily from local and regional artists. For the Michigan lover there’s a huge selection of mitten-friendly goods to fall in love with. The storefront covers shopping needs from adorable baby shirts to gorgeous ceramic air plant hangers.
MADE is big on learning opportunities, especially when it brings likeminded folks together from different communities. They offer monthly Sip-and-Shop nights, usually featuring a special collaboration with a local maker or business. There are also many workshops to take at MADE. Last month I stopped by the studio to join them for a seed bomb class. We learned the importance of making our yards as nature friendly as possible. Gathered around the big workshop table in the back we got our hands dirty (literally) and made dozens of small seed bombs to take to our homes.
If you’re excited to try something new or pick up a gift made by someone right down the road from you, MADE Studio + Market is for you.