Sustainability & The Art Of Living Well – Saturday


Please join us tomorrow for Sustainability & The Art of Living Well.

A community comes together for the good of the planet and future generations! Join us this Saturday, April 6th from 3 to 6 pm at Claremont Maker Space. Gift bags will be given to the first 60 families to arrive. Fine art, raffles, light refreshments, stirring discussions, tours and entertainment will be provided.’

Renowned Presenters include:

Grace Gershuny – Teacher and Author of the books Organic Revolutionary, The Soul of Soil, and The Rodale Book of Composting.

Lionel Chute – Director of Natural Resources for Sullivan County, and District Manager of the Sullivan County Conservation District.  

Andy Hopkins – Local Resident & Author of the book In the Tall Pines.

Anita Gonzales – Solar advocate & office manager at Revision Energy.

Jan Lambert – Co-founder and writer for The Valley Green Journal and Voices of Water for Climate. Jan’s latest book is Water, Land and Climate: The Critical Connection.

Organizer and Moderator:

Allison Zito January-February 2019 CMS Artist in Resident, recipient of The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Upcoming Events

Throughout April, we will be featuring a number of events around upcycling and sustainability. On Tuesday, April 9th, join us for Make A Recycled Bag. Learn to make a tough yet pretty grocery tote from recycled grain feed bags.  Choice of pictures and colors available. Do you love Horses? Pigs? Dogs? Purple? Pink? Many choices! And environmentally friendly. Some sewing knowledge is strongly encouraged for this relatively simple project.

On Tuesday, April 16th, we will be holding a Q&A with local installers about careers in solar technology. Careers in Solar Energy is open to anyone interested in learning more about the skills, background and future within this impressive industry.

On Tuesday, April 29th, we will have a follow up presentation on solar technology with Beyond Solar 101. Bring your questions about everything solar and have them answered by an industry professional!

On April 30th, join us for Intro to Sashiko-Inspired Visible Mending. In this introductory class to visible mending, students will create simple but unique exterior patch repairs and/or embellishments to their denim or medium-weight twill garments, inspired by the ancient Japanese tradition of Sashiko stitching. We will consider environmental effects of our throw-away clothing culture, as well as the concepts of “slow fashion,” “mindful mending,” individuality, and responsible sourcing. Each student will leave with 2 patches (provided), written materials for home reference, and inspiration to turn their current wardrobe into something special instead of something trashed.

We recently added many classes through the month.

See below for more upcoming classes!

Upcoming Classes

Follow the links for more information

Sustainability & The Art of Living Well, (Free) 4/6, 3 – 6 PM

Quilting Machine Training 4/8 3:30 – 5 PM

Make A Silver Ring 4/8, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Make A Recycled Bag 4/9, 6 – 8 PM

3D Print Club 4/9, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to Arduino 4/11, 6 – 8:30 PM

Make an LED Hourglass, 4/14, 4 – 7 PM

Careers in Solar 4/16, 6 – 7:30 PM

Intro to CNC Routing 4/16, 6 – 9 PM

Gorgeous Graphics: How to Make Your Business Look Good on Social Media 4/17, 6 – 8 PM

Make Your Own Duffle Bag 4/18, 5:30 – 9 PM

Bead Rolling 101 4/20 2 – 3:30 PM

Learn to Set A Simple Stone 4/22 & 4/29, 5 – 8 PM

Intro to Plasma Cutting 4/24, 6 – 8:30 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