The Made in Sharrow workshop is space for people of all ages and abilities who want to develop their design and manufacture skills, improve their employability, or just spend some time enjoying the process of making. The project supports people to design and make a wide range of bespoke items including furniture, signs, and much more using CNC Router design and production techniques.
The workshop offers people the chance to learn design and woodwork skills in a friendly and safe environment. The beauty of CNC is that whatever a learners skill or experience level, provided your design is works, they can take away a high quality product that they can feel proud of.
In February 2017 Sharrow Community Forum obtained a second hand CNC router and, after some extremely heavy lifting, installed it in the former Art Room at the back of the Old Junior School. Working with artist and maker Chris Jarrett, our staff learned to operate the CNC machine and use design software. This summer we supported young people from Onboard Skate-Park, and Adventures Youth to design and build furniture, balance boards, a grind box, and a brand new sign for Highfield Adventure Playground. We have begun delivering a series of public workshops ranging from Introduction to CNC, sessions for 11-16 year olds, and CNC for ESOL students.
Made in Sharrow is based in our fully equipped workshop facility at the Old Junior School. The workshops are delivered by professional and experienced designer/makers, and supported by our qualified and dedicated youth work team. The IT suite adjacent to the workshop is equipped with computers with design software as well as standard packages so participants can develop their IT and design skills on site at the same time. We have outdoor and indoor break out space and our on site café provides good food at affordable prices. Participants can choose to take up other opportunities on site and in the local area such as at Sheffield City Boxing Gym, the Adventures Youth project, and Work Club