College of Visual and Performing Arts

The CreatorSpace

G26 Rutledge Building

 CreatorSpace Marketplace


Hours for Fall 2023 (for daily updates, please visit G26)

**  A notification of any unreturned equipment will be sent to financial services and added to your student account.

No equipment will be checked out during any break and any equipment checked out during finals MUST have faculty approval.










Digital Reservation/Checkout system 

All reservations/equipment checkouts will be made on the new Cheqroom Inventory system including Laser Cutter, 3D printer and Whisper Booth.   


Please see the lab monitor in Rutledge G-26 to reserve/sign out equipment. 

Equipment Available for Checkout (pdf - 267 kb)


Laser Cutter Reservations 

Due to increase demand, please visit the CreatorSpace lab monitor or e-mail to reserve your time. In the e-mail list full name, Winthrop e-mail, date, time and duration needed (up to 3 hours).  Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive an e-mail confirmation. Please reserve enough time for printing and cleaning up. You must stay with your project the entire time.

*Maximum reservation time is 3 hours.



Items printed on the large format printer or 3D printers must be paid prior to pick up in  Marketplace. The CreatorSpace lab assistants can assist with this process in The CreatorSpace.


About Creator Space

The Winthrop CreatorSpace is an interdisciplinary technology lab, open to all Winthrop Students, Staff and Faculty. The space was designed to foster collaboration and innovation through conversations and experiments that happen when students and faculty of different disciplines gather to utilize current technology in new and creative ways.

The space offers technology that can be checked out by students or staff, and also some technology that is used only in the CreatorSpace. Most items can be checked out for one week at a time, to students and faculty with a valid Winthrop ID. Any item that is not returned after one week will incur a late fee of $5.00 per item, per day.  All equipment is checked out through Cheqroom, and students sign a PDF document agreeing that they are responsible for caring for and returning the equipment. Any student who owes a late fee is not allowed to check out equipment until the late fee has been paid.  All late fees will be paid in Marketplace.

Some equipment can only be used by students while they are in the CreatorSpace.  This equipment includes: a large format Epson P8000 printer, a Universal Systems Laser Cutter, a ShopBot CNC router, a Riso Printer, a FormLabs 3D printer, a Flashforge 3D printer, two 3D systems printers, a Roland Vinyl Cutter, an Alienware VR headset, a WhisperBooth, and two Wacom Tablets.  This equipment can be reserved by students and staff through the Cheqroom app. The maximum reservation time for the WhisperBooth is two hours. The maximum reservation time for the Laser cutter is three hours. The maximum time for the 3D printers is 24 hours. All other equipment can be reserved as needed.


Current Polices and Health and Safety Polices


Health and Safety Polices

CreatorSpace Accident Report Form