Our classes are open to everyone and allow anyone the opportunity to take their skills to the next level.
Anyone can join our community and gain access to our woodshop, metal shop, screen printing and jewelry studios and digital design lab.
Artists, designers, and makers work together on our factory floor and in our wood, metal, jewelry, screen printing and digital fabrication studios.
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 for short.
In the years following our launch, ADX has incubated over 100 businesses, helped 200 crowd-funded projects reach their goals, and provided a home-away-from-home for thousands of designers, builders, entrepreneurs, hobbyists, and artists. What began as a D.I.Y, bootstrapped makerspace has quickly become a local hub for both artists and artisans, pioneering a new model for both education and the modern sharing economy.
Membership Services Manager
Primary Jewelry Instructor
Primary Wood Instructor
Primary Metal Instructor
Primary Digital Instructor