Our classes are open to everyone and allow anyone the opportunity to learn skills in a safe and inclusive environment. Take a look through our catalog and start your journey on the path of lifelong learning.
Sign up for a Starter Kit and gain access to our woodshop, metal shop, screen printing studio, and/or jewelry studio. It’s simple. Take the intro class in the shop of your choice and enjoy 3 months of Community Access.
Artists, designers, builders and makers work together on our factory floor and in our adjacent building, Studio 425, where you have 24-7 access to shared space. Think co-working for makers and artists.
History of ADX
While immersed in Portland’s creative community, founder Kelley Roy identified a strong need for shared tools, space, and knowledge in our growing maker culture. In June 2011, Kelley and a small band of thinkers and makers took over a warehouse in the heart of SE Portland and established Art Design Portland, or ADX (a play on PDX, where the X is for international. The vision, make Portland an international hub for art and design).
In the years following our launch, ADX has incubated hundreds of businesses, helped crowd-funding projects reach their goals, and provided a home-away-from-home for thousands of designers, builders, entrepreneurs, makers, and artists. What began as a D.I.Y, bootstrapped makerspace has quickly become an internationally recognized hub for both artists and designers, pioneering a new model for both education and the modern sharing economy.
Now in our 8th year, we are laser focused on providing the best in affordable art and design education. We not only have a vast catalog of class offerings, but dedicated shop space for startup maker businesses, and a scholarship program for those in our community with financial need. We emphasize life-long learning and practical applications of skills that help you make ends meet as a maker. Our call to action for 2019 is to Make Like It Matters. So what are you waiting for?
Primary Wood Instructor
Primary Metal Instructor