We are the Maker Community of Sonoma County
Chimera (pronounced ‘Kai-mer-ah‘) Art Space is a place to unite and empower the Sebastopol and Santa Rosa-area creative community. A 501(c)3 non-profit shop and co-op where shared tools, knowledge, and workspace provide inspiration and opportunity for all.
We’re a creative hub with a 5,000+sqft shop, studio, and co-working space for West County artists, makers, hackers, inventors, creatives, hobbyists, and tinkerers. Come on down during open hours for a tour and get involved!
(classes require pre-registration)
Selected Upcoming Classes/Events:
Co-working at Chimera
We offer a flexible space with reliable WiFi, B&W and color printing/scanning, a meeting area, and a “phone booth” for all of your co-working needs!
Electronics & Robotics
We have test equipment, oscilloscopes, power supplies, soldering irons and lots of components for your electronics and robotics projects!
Our shop includes a large 4'x3' laser cutter, 3D printers (PLA, ABS, and UV resin), design/CAD computers, and other prototyping and design tools!
Make beautiful jewelry and small metal art with our brand-new metal casting studio, torch+soldering stations, buffing wheels, hydraulic press, kilns, rotary tools, shaping/forming tools, and more!
Crafts & Textiles
Come down and use our stained glass equipment, sewing machines, knitting, leather, painting and drawing supplies and more!
Work on all types of woodworking projects using our compound miter saw, bandsaws, table saws, planer, jointer, CNC and hand routers, drill press, and lots of hand tools.
Welding & Metalwork
Make awesome metal projects using our welders (MIG, TIG, Oxyacetylene), plasma cutter, metal lathe+mill, bandsaw, sheet metal brake, drill press and other metal tools in our 4,000 sq.ft. outdoor shop space!
“Great way to explore your interests. Ive wanted to try wood turning for a long time. Chimera has everything and classes to go with it. Woodworking, metalshop, jewelry, 3D printing and graphics.
You don’t need to buy expensive equipment, take a class and become a member and use the space anytime. Equipment and tools are here. Ariel Stone is a great teacher and I plan to go back.”
- Mary F. from Sebastopol, CA - Yelp.com
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