The Lightness of Painting


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. The Lightness of Painting will run Monday, May 20th 6 – 8:30 PM. Registration closes this Saturday!

Other Upcoming Events

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.  Also, enter our raffle to Win a One Month Membership to CMS!  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.

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

Battle of the Sumo Bots!

Sunday, May 19th, 10 – 1:30 PM

We are less than a month away from the sumo robot battle at MakeIt Fest, and we have a good competition brewing. We will be meeting on May 19 to continue building and programming robots to compete in the sumo ring. We have several robots in various stages of completion, and we have kits for purchase that can be built. Come bring your own robot, help program ours, or just size up the competition.  

DIY Bike Maintenance: Fix A Flat

Monday, May 20th, 6 – 7 PM

Whether you are just a casual cyclist, a bike commuter, or a mountain biking addict, the ability to fix a flat is a simple but necessary skill. Flats, while frustrating are easily fixed with and the right tools and know-how. Come learn from the pros (our friends at Cycle Depot!) for a fun lesson that will get you ready for a summer of riding!

This event is free but please RSVP!

Quilting Machine Training

Tuesday, May 21st, 5:30 – 7 PM

The Claremont MakerSpace’s quilting machine is a great tool for creative, efficient quilting! In this hands-on training session, participants will learn how to set up a project on the quilting machine and utilize its standard features. Participants of this class will have the opportunity to sign up for follow-up certification sessions, so that they may use the machine on their own.

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

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

Open House, 5/17 6 – 8 PM

Battle of the Sumo Bots! 5/19, 10 – 1:30 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

Learn To Set A Simple Stone 5/28 & 6/4, 5:00 pm – 8:00 PM

Make A Silver Ring 5/29, 5:30 – 8:30 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