Intro to Plaster Casting – This Thursday!


Join us this Thursday for Intro to Plaster Casting! In this hands-on workshop, led by CMS Artist In Residence Ernest Montenegro, students will learn the fundamentals of plaster casting. Students will get to make a simple two piece mold and cast a pear in plaster, which they can take home and decorate as they wish!

The only fee for this workshop is for materials: $7/person. 

Other Upcoming Events

Tonight! Intro to Sashiko Style 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.

Ages 13 & up (accompanied by an adult) are allowed. This class is open to all skill levels.

3D Print Club

Every Tuesday, 6 PM

Join us for 3D PRINT CLUB! Every week, we’ll get together and participate in an open design session. This event is all about self-directed learning and hanging out with other people working on 3D designs or prints. Bring your own laptop or make use of the (first come-first-serve) Makerspace laptops loaded with Fusion 360.

3D Print Club is presented free, but registration is required.

Computer Lab Wide Format Printer 101

Monday, July 1, 6 – 7 PM

Computer Lab Wide Format Printer 101 will prepare members to use the awesome CMS Wide Format printer. 

Participants in the class will learn :

– discussion about digital printing and different approaches depending on the need. 

– basic printer operation including loading sheet and roll paper. 

– how to prepare and print from photoshop/illustrator and basic setup.

This class will prepare participants to be certified for the basic operation at a follow up session.

 This class is open to members only. Learn about becoming a CMS member, here:

The Lightness of Painting

Tuesday, July 2nd, 6 – 8:30 PM

Join artist Jamie Townsend as he shares his process of painting layers and color in this hands-on class.  Student’s will complete an expressive painting in this class. Materials will be included. Age level 16 and up.  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.  

The Claremont MakerSpace is looking for volunteers! 

Interested in volunteering at the Claremont MakerSpace in exchange for a discounted membership? Let us know! We’re currently looking for volunteer “Deskers” to help staff the CMS’s front desk. Desker responsibilities include giving tours, welcoming participants of classes and events, helping to keep common areas organized and more. For more information, please send us an email at 

Team Building Events at CMS

The Claremont Makerspace is a unique and fun venue to hold your next team building event or corporate retreat. Activities at the Claremont MakerSpace give your team members the chance to roll up their sleeves, explore new tools and technologies, work as a team, and leave with a project that they proudly built themselves!

For more information, including details about pricing, please email:

Become an Instructor at CMS!

CMS Instructors come from a variety of skill sets and backgrounds, the unifying characteristic being a desire to share their knowledge and expertise. CMS is always interested in finding new and qualified instructors to lead tool training, create hands-on projects, explain interesting concepts and impart their knowledge.  Workshops can range from within one of our departments (Woodshop, Machine Shop, Welding, Sewing, Textiles, Jewelry, Electronics, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing) to computer and software skills, entrepreneurial readiness, hobby development, crafting and a lot more. Interested in learning more? Please drop a note to

See below for more upcoming classes!

Follow the links for more information

Intro to Sashiko Style Invisible Mending 6/24, 6 – 8 PM

3D Print Club 6/25, 6 – 8:30 PM

Make A Hand Painted Silk Scarf 6/25, 6 – 8:30 PM 

Intro to Plaster Casting 6/27, 6 – 9 PM

Wide Format Printing 101 7/1, 6 – 7 PM

The Lightness of Painting 7/2, 6 – 8:30 PM

3D Print Club 7/2 6 – 8 PM

Intro to Sewing: Make A Recycled Bag 7/2, 6 – 8 PM

Conversations in Crypto 7/20, 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