The Lightness of Painting – This Monday at CMS!


This Monday, from 6 – 8 PM join Springfield, VT based artist Jamie Townsend as he shares his process of painting layers and color in this hands-on class.  Grow your confidence and style by learning techniques to overcome difficulties on the canvas. All levels of practice are encouraged to attend, as well as bringing a reference photo or idea to personalize your own painting. Student’s will complete an expressive painting in this class. Materials will be included. Age level 16 and up. To register, please go here.

Monday is the last day to apply for the CMS Artist in Residence Program!

Are you a NH-based artist/maker looking for space, funds, and an incredible set of tools to create your next project? Check out the CMS Artist In Residence Program!

This program is designed to spur innovative, creative projects by regional artists, by supporting selected applicants with CMS membership, a studio space, $600 towards work created at the CMS and $200 towards classes to learn how to use new tools. All mediums and levels of experience are invited to apply.

Learn more and apply to be the next CMS Artist In Residence: HERE.

TwinState MakerSpace, Inc. (and the CMS Artist In Residence Program) is supported in part by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

In the News

This week, The Eagle Times wrote a feature on our current Artist in Residence, Allison Zito. Allison spoke about her installation (currently on display at the CMS lobby) and what has inspired her to develop it.

“I like to make a statement with my work, but there’s a lot of ugliness that I don’t want to contribute to more than I must. When I teach children or adults I like to show them the greatest of human achievements.”

CMS was also featured in the article ‘Regional program is key to helping rural communities’ in the Keene Sentinel, written by New Hampshire Representatives Jeanne Shaheen and Ann Kuster.

The economic opportunities available through the NBRC (Northern Borders Regional Commission) cast a wide net, which makes this program an excellent asset for our cities and towns. One of the best examples of this is the Claremont MakerSpace, which was awarded $250,000 in 2015 to get the project off the ground, renovating an old manufacturing building to house a shared work space for Granite State craftsmen and entrepreneurs. Director of the Claremont MakerSpace Josh Bushueff said: “The support of NBRC was instrumental in our successful conversion of a former brownfield site into the Claremont MakerSpace, an 11,000-square-foot facility that is now the hub of education, entrepreneurship and job skills training in downtown Claremont.

See below for more upcoming classes!

Upcoming Classes

Follow the links for more information

Make A Weekender Bag, (One Space Left!) 3/16, 1 – 3 PM

The Lightness of Painting, w/ Artist Jamie Townsend, 3/18, 6 – 8 PM

3D Print Club, 3/19, 6 – 8 PM

Open Mic Night, 3/19, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to 3D Printing, 3/20, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

How to Solder, 3/21, 7 – 8 PM

Intro to Chainmail, 3/23, 2 – 4 PM

Solar 101, 3/25, 6 – 8 PM *Just Added*

3D Print Club, 3/26, 6 – 8 PM

Blockchain & Private Keys 101, (Free) 3/26, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to Arduino, 3/27 6 – 8:30 PM

Intro to Plasma Cutting, 3/28, 6 – 8:30

Lean Manufacturing 101 presented by Canam, (Free) 4/6 8 AM – 2 PM

We’ve got even more classes/events on the calendar, so check out the full line up HERE.

Interested in teaching a class at CMS? We recently updated our site with information on how you can share your skills at CMS.

Questions about upcoming classes, events or the Claremont MakerSpace in general? Let us know at

Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team