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Shop Access

Making Studio Access

Shop Orientation Video

Shop Orientation Contract

Before attending the shop, all GSAPP students need to complete a full new safety orientation. This is true for new students as well as returning students.

*The shops are open to GSAPP (only) student access without distancing requirements. Face masks are no longer required in our spaces, but are highly recommended. Laser cutting appointments are bookable in person.

  • The Making Studio shops are open from 9am–9pm, all weekdays. The shop will not open until 12PM on weekends for cleaning/training sessions in the morning, and will close based on staff availability. Though we are no longer limiting occupant density to COVID-era guidelines, we do have safe occupancy limits which will be enforced periodically with demand.

There is limited storage space for in-progress models in the 24-7 room.

  • This does not include raw materials – papers, hardware, mixes, etc… take these with you
  • Tag your work with a colored project tag, or your models will be removed.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the shops.


James Nanasca

Assistant Director

Yonah Elorza

Required Training
Shop Safety Orientation

Please note that this process is required any student, new or continuing, who is planning to use the shop during Fall 2023 semester.

Orientation is provided in the form of a short online video available here on the GSAPP YouTube Channel.

After watching the video, please take the TWO online Rascal Training Quizzes TC-0600 Shop Safety, and TC-1600 Laser Safety

…and submit a response to the Shop Orientation Contract BEFORE you come to the shop.

RASCAL Training
  1. Login with UNI and current password to RASCAL site
  2. Select Training Center
  3. Select Course Listings
  4. Select TC0600 - Shop Safety Training
  5. Select Take Course (It will pop-up in a new window. Then return to the course overview.)
  6. Select Take Test
  7. Print/Save the certificate. Please retake if you receive less than 90%
  8. Present to monitor during training orientation
Open Hours

Open hours are offered for students who have completed the required safety certification. When the shop is open, two monitors will be present to provide supervision and hands on instruction. Students must bring their Columbia ID to swipe into our system before entering the shop.

The hours posted below are for the Fall 2023 Term. Hours are subject to change based on monitor availability.

Shop Schedule

Day Open Time
Monday 9am–9pm
Tuesday 9am–9pm
Wednesday 9am–9pm
Thursday 9am–9pm
Friday 9am–6pm
Saturday 12pm-8pm
Sunday 12pm-8pm
Material Resources
Purchasing Materials

This online store carries a wide array of tools, supplies, and raw materials—a great resource for anything from Pet G to office supplies. Usually delivers within two days.

Please note that most end mills can be found on McMaster Carr here.
Visit the hardware section for more information on end mills.

Canal Plastics Center
345 Canal Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 925-1666
For your plastic needs. Relatively inexpensive acrylic, styrene, etc.

T&T Plastic Land Inc.
315 Church Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 925-6376
Another great resource for various plastics.

Walker Supply
61 Walker St
New York, NY 10013-3513
(212) 226-5554
A general use hardware store with a wide supply of insulation foam. Call ahead of time to confirm they have the desired size.

Metropolitan Lumber
617 11th Ave
New York , NY 10036
Phone: 212-246-9090

AJO Home & Lumber Depot
610 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
(212) 580-8080