Open House This Friday! Classes All Week!


This Friday is our Open House!  Come check out all the awesomeness taking place at the Claremont MakerSpace! You’ll get to meet makers of all types, see member projects, tool demos and much more.  

Check out member and instructor demos, including:

  • Sashiko-style mending
  • Live Painting
  • Pal Tiya Sculpting Medium
  • Live music by CMS member Don Fitzpatrick
  • A Mind-Controlled, floating shark

This event is free and open to the public – but please RSVP. As well, please help us spread the word by sharing this event on your social media and inviting your friends and family.

Other Upcoming Events

Make A Silver Ring

Wednesday, May 15th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of silver-smithing while you make a simple silver ring! The instructor will guide you through various options for how to embellish your band, the shape of which you will get to choose.  You’ll try soldering and learn how to polish your finished product into a beautiful ring! No experience necessary. All materials will be provided, and $5 materials fee is included in the registration cost.

Laser 101

Thursday, May 16th, 6 – 8 PM

The Claremont MakerSpace’s laser cutter/engraver is an incredible capable tool which can be used for making high precision cuts and engravings on a wide variety of materials. Join us for Laser 101 to learn:

• How the laser cutter/engraver works and how to operate it safely

• What materials are safe to cut and engrave with the CMS’s laser

• How to prepare an image for cutting using Corel Draw

Participants of Laser 101 will have the opportunity to attend a follow-up certification session, at which time they may be approved to use the CMS’s laser cutter/engraver on their own.

The Lightness of Painting

Monday, May 20th 6 – 8:30 PM

Join 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. In this class Jamie will also offer to do a demo of his work if participants are interested in seeing one.

News From the Woodshop:

Our woodshop is our busiest department at CMS, between our large selection of tools and variety of projects being completed in the space, a lot is happening. We are currently looking for an experienced woodworker to become an additional volunteer Woodshop lead to help train, support and certify members on tools. Shop leads share their knowledge with members and also get a free membership to CMS! Please email us at if you are interested in learning more!

Interested in Access to CMS For You & Your Coworkers?

The Claremont MakerSpace Corporate Usage Account (CUA) program is a great way to offer a unique benefit to a businesses employees’, while investing in the development of their creative and professional skills. It’s a simple and flexible program that lets employees of CUA businesses get a substantial discount on CMS Membership and classes. To learn more, please email

See below for more upcoming classes!

Follow the links for more information

Intro to CNC Routing  5/14, 6 – 9 PM

3D Print Club 5/14, 6 – 8 PM

Make A Silver Ring 5/15, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Laser 101 (Laser Cutter Training) 5/16, 6 – 8 PM

Open House, 5/17 6 – 8 PM

The Lightness of Painting, 5/20, 6 – 8 PM

DIY Bike Maintenance: Fix A Flat 5/20, 6 – 7 PM

3D Print Club 5/21, 6 – 8 PM

Quilting Machine Training 5/21, 5:30 – 7 PM

Tool Sharpening Demo 5/22, 6 – 6:30 PM

The Practice of Drawing 5/23,  6 – 8 PM

Want to be a Marketing Maven? Add Video to the Mix! 6/12, 6 – 8 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