This Week – Start Your Photoshop Journey….


Are you ready to step up your photo editing skills? Want to learn how to manipulate your photos and take them to the next level?  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 and learning how to make our photos look PRO! Join photographer & CMS member Mel Tata for this series of classes. 

Photoshop 101 starts this Wednesday July 24th from 6 – 9, with a second session on Thursday August 1st from 6 – 9. Register here!

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. 

Socially Responsible Investing 101

July 25th, 6 – 7:30 PM

What is socially responsible investing? How does it perform? Are there risks? Join Sally Boyle, CFP, ChFC, CLU to help answer your questions.

In this class we will learn the ins and outs of socially responsible investing, impact investing

and ESG investing. Learn what your choices are and how to get the ball rolling on investing in something you believe in.  This event is free, but registration is required.

CNC SLUG: Adirondack Chair Demo

July 29th, 4 – 9 PM

CMS’ CNC Shopbot router is an incredibly versatile machine that can be used to make everything from furniture to puzzles, to guitars to sculptures. To help create a more intensive learning environment around the Shopbot, CMS will be creating a meetup group, the CNC Shopbot SLUG (Super Learner User Group) for users to show-off their creations and talk about their projects.

Join CMS member Scott Schafer as he cuts out a Adirondack chair of his own design. The project takes approximately four hours to cut, we will begin around 4 PM and have a SLUG Meetup at 6 PM to chat about Scott’s project experience, design, tips and tricks and future SLUG events and projects. 

CNC S.L.U.G events are open to CMS members and to past attendees of Intro to CNC Routing. Learn more about CMS Membership here.

CreativesMix Design Meetup

July 30th, 6 – 7 PM

Local designers and creatives, please join in a discussion with Lisa Gleeson of New Leaf Creative for tips on how to present your ideas, concepts and designs to your client that will help you gain their support and enthusiasm. All creatives welcome!

Open House & Birthday Bash

July 31st, 6 – 9 PM

This July, the CMS turns ONE YEAR OLD! Join us for this extra special open house and birthday celebration! The evening will include tours, member projects, tool demos, cake, and more!

This is a free event and open to all ages, but please RSVP!

AND: Please consider making a donation (consider it a birthday gift!) to help us carry our momentum into YEAR TWO! We’d really appreciate it! Support your makerspace, here:

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 7/23, 6 – 9 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

CreativesMIX Design Meetup 7/30, 6 PM

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

Intro to Plasma Cutting 8/8, 6 – 8:30 PM

Make A Tile Top Table (Ages 10-14) 8/13, 8/14, 8/15, 3 – 6 PM.

Workhorse of the Woodshop: The Table Saw 8/22, 6 – 9 PM

Train the Trainer 9/12, 6 – 8 PM

Beginning Woodworking for Women, 9/19 – 11/7 6:30 – 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