Liberty Arts Studio Rental Program

If you already have a studio rental login: Click HERE

If you are a first time renter, fill out this Application.  We will email you a login ID which will allow you to sign up for rental slots on our calendar.

At your first visit the Studio Tech will make sure to familiarize you with all the tools. In subsequent visits, as you become more familiar with the studio, this will be a shorter refresher.

  • You will be required to sign this waiver before your first rental.
  • You will need to read and understand these safety procedures and rules before signing the liability waiver.
  • If you have any medical issues make sure to share them EACH time with the Studio Tech (e.g. allergies, epi-pen, hemophilia, epilepsy, etc.).

Above all, have fun and make sure you get dirty!


Welder Station

You are renting a space with a MIG welder, a welding table, clamps, hammers, magnets, wire cutters, angle grinders, and access to a drill press, chop saw and plasma cutter.   There will also be a Studio Tech at the studio, who is happy to help you get set up and refresh your memory on how to handle certain tools. It is a supervisory capacity only. He/she is not being paid to teach you.  Having said that we would much rather you ask, rather than try things that you are not sure about. We don’t want anybody getting hurt and we want to look after our tools, as well, so many people can enjoy them. 

In addition, Liberty Arts has a wide variety of scrap steel ranging in various sizes, shapes types and conditions available to patrons of the studio rental program.  If you are interested, the material is available for purchase at $.25 per pound.  Materials selection and purchase is to be done at a separate time and for a separate fee than the studio rental.

Glory Holes

Rental covers glory hole, annealers, torches, garage, and coldworking tools. Furnace glass provided; but there will be extra charge for using large amounts of glass. Frit and other color (powder, rod, etc) is NOT provided. Pipes, punties, and shop hand tools are available; but we suggest renters have and use your own if you have them.  All tools must be returned to their proper places.

Casting Bench

Renters have the opportunity to rent space and time in our casting and mold making area with access to a wax melter, carving tools and mold making resources.  All the tools necessary to complete a casted piece from start to finish are available. There will be a shop tech on hand to point you in the right direction while setting up but will not have the means of teaching. If you are looking for lessons, feel free to take a class or contact one of our artists.   In addition to tools renters also have the opportunity to purchase wax through Liberty Arts at $5. Renters are responsible for all other materials.


Rental Hours:

Tuesday - Friday
12:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.  
Saturday
(depending on class schedule)
10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Sunday
12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Cost:

Welder Stations in the Metal Studio
$18 per hour
Glory Holes in the Glass Studio
$45 per hour
Casting Benches in Casting Studio
$30 per hour

We suggest renting at least 2 hours at a time

What to wear and bring:

  1. We suggest that Metalworking renters bring your own leather gloves.

  2. EYE PROTECTION REQUIRED! 
    Shop eye protection may be available but we suggest renters bring their own safety glasses.

  3. Wear closed-toe shoes, preferably made of non-synthetic material.

  4. We suggest jeans that flare over your shoes.

  5. Metalworking renters should wear long-sleeved shirts; the best choices are cotton, canvas or leather.

  6. No synthetic, loose-fitting blouses or shirts.
    No low necklines or shirts shorter than your belly button (risk of burns!)
    No synthetic leggings or pants tucked into boots, please.

  7. Long hair must be tied back. Do not wear long chains or scarves and please do not wear rings on fingers.

  8. Dress in layers, we have NO heat or AC. It can be colder inside than out.

  9. Bring a water bottle and a snack - there are no vending machines at Liberty Arts.