Photoshop 101


Photoshop 101 is a basic introduction to the tools and uses of Adobe Photoshop Software for Photography and photo manipulation. We will be going through the different types of tools in the program.

Subjects covered in Photoshop 101 will include:

 – File types – What types of files to use for specific purposes & how to convert.

– Resizing images, canvas size and zooming

– Using toolbars

– Layers, adjustments, solid colors

– Levels, curves, contrast, vibrance, balancing

– Transform, rotate, scale, skew, warp and distort

– Adding, removing and changing text

– Selection techniques

– Various other tips, tricks and hints

This class will run two dates July 24th & August 1st, from 6 – 9 PM. Participants must have basic computer skills & a laptop with Adobe Photoshop 6 or higher.

Other Upcoming Events

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. 

Make A Silver Ring

Wednesday, July 10th, 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.

Robot Build & Dance Party

July 14th, 10 am – 4 pm

Join us for a day of building robots for a dance party at the Claremont Makerspace Open House later in July.  If dancing isn’t your thing, your robot can also be setup as a sumobot (we’ll have the sumo ring up during the open house too)!  Each ticket covers the cost of the robot kit (which you get to keep) and lunch. This event is all ages, but children are to be accompanied by their parent.  Our Robot Build will be on Sunday, July 14th from 10 am – 4 pm.

Intro to 3D Printing

July 17th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Intro to 3D Printing is for anyone that has zero to little experience with 3D Printing.  We will provide an overview of 3D printers and the printing process – covering everything from the way 3D printers are built through the ways we use them to create objects. In this beginner level class, we will discuss different methods of 3D printing and cover the fundamental steps for designing and printing models. Participants will get to know how the MakerSpace’s printers – the LulzBot Taz 6 and Lulzbot Mini – work, and how to use them safely. Following the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to sign-up for certification sessions on these machines, so that they can use them on their own at the CMS.

Bringing your own laptop is strongly encouraged!

Help us design our upcoming class schedule!  

We would like your feedback to help determine which classes we should run at the Claremont Makerspace. Did you miss the opportunity to take a class & wish we would offer it again? Previously taken a class and would like to further advance your learning? Or how about an entirely new subject that we haven’t offered, but you’ve been dying to check out? Please fill out our short online survey. Your feedback is appreciated!

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

3D Print Club 7/9, 6 – 9 PM

Make A Silver Ring 7/10, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Robot Build & Dance Party 7/14, 10 AM – 4 PM

Intro to 3D Printing 7/17, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Conversations in Crypto 7/20, 6 – 8 PM

Photoshop 101 7/24 & 7/31, 6 – 9 PM

Socially Responsible Investing 101 7/25, 6 – 7:30 PM

CNC SLUG: Adirondack Chair Demo 7/29, 4 – 9 PM

CMS Open House & Birthday Celebration! 7/31, 6 – 9 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