In Fall of 2014, Lemonade Workshop was developed to nurture creativity and innovation by integrating art, design, and engineering concepts into activities for kids.
We expanded Spring 2015 to include bicycle repair services to support the 400 Trail and serve our community. In August 2015, we incorporated the natural food market into our operations. In April 2016, we moved out of our Reedsburg, WI location to go rogue with pop-up workshops.
We strive to create an experience unlike any other, because Lemonade Workshop is a place unlike any other.
About Us | Mike McShane is a mechanical engineer and father of four. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at UW-Platteville. He is married to Alison McShane who earned her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico. Together, they co-founded Lemonade Workshop to share their joy of art, design, and engineering with all. We celebrate the endeavors made in science, technology, engineering, art, agriculture, mathematics, entrepreneurship, and design- kicking up the buzz acronym STEM to STEAMED.
We chose the name Lemonade Workshop to reflect our sunshiney outlook on life reflected in the "When life hands you a lemon" adage. The "ade" in lemonade stands for art, design, and engineering: our chosen methods for turning lemons in to lemonade.
Plus...we dig lemonade!
What's a makerspace?
We initially defined Lemonade Workshop to be a makerspace: a hands-on space to create, play, and problem-solve. It's a DIY space where we host classes, offer 3D printing services and other educational experiences. We're always developing new workshops and acquiring new tools and materials to develop a true tool & technology library. We partner and collaborate with local organizations and businesses to support our community and share the love of the maker movement. We celebrate the maker movement by sourcing locally made products for our shop.
Mike + Alison McShane, Owners