Open House Tomorrow! New Classes Added


TOMORROW NIGHT: Come celebrate the Claremont MakerSpace’s first year at our Open House & Birthday Party! With demos in all departments, a ton of inspiring projects, games, giveaways and the Epic Food Truck on site, it’s guaranteed to be a super fun evening! If you’ve been to the CMS before, this is a great time to return and see all the new and exciting developments (and bring your friends). If you’ve never been to the CMS before, this is the best time to check it out! 

The Open House & Birthday Party runs from 6pm -8pm; feel free to drop in at any time. This event is free and open to the public but please RSVP: 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. 

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!

Intro to MIG Welding

August 6th, 6 – 8 PM

This introductory MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding workshop will cover MIG welding safety, machine setup, technique and troubleshooting – with lots of hands on practice. Participants will get comfortable using a MIG welder while doing a basic starter project.

Note: Individuals with no prior MIG welding experience are required to take this workshop before getting certified to use the CMS’s MIG welder on their own. If you already have substantial MIG welding experience, you may be eligible to test out of this training. For more information, please contact the CMS Metal Shop Lead, at:

Intro to Plasma Cutting

August 8th, 6 – 8 :30 PM

Plasma cutting is a powerful and versatile means of cutting steel, aluminum, and other conductive materials, for applications ranging from heavy industry to abstract art. In Intro to Plasma Cutting, students will the learn the fundamental processes and techniques for handheld plasma cutting using the Claremont MakerSpace’s Hypertherm Powermax85 – and will get plenty of hands-on practice with the tool. The goal of this class is to prepare students to be certified to use the CMS’s plasma cutter, handheld, independently.  

This class is presented by The Claremont Makerspace and Hypertherm.

Stories in the Loft

August 12th, 6:30 – 8 PM

Stories in the Loft in an evening of live storytelling led by the NH Storytelling Alliance. Join us for a unique blend of stories and music from featured teller Papa Joe Gaudet, New Hampshires Itinerant Storyteller.

Refreshments will be served at 6:30pm, with the Intro & Opener kicking off at 6:45.

This event, sponsored by Sharon & Steve Wood (fellow members of the NH Storytelling Alliance) is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted. Please RSVP via the button below. 

Make A Tile Top Table (Ages 10 – 14)

August 13, 14, 15, 2019. 3 – 6 PM

Kids will learn about some basic woodworking tools and processes while building a small pine tile top end table to take home. In a highly supervised and safe environment, Gail will cover plan reading, measuring and marking, cutting, drilling, sanding, building, tiling, and finishing. No experience necessary.

Wear closed toed shoes.  Bring something to drink, a pencil with an eraser, and a tape measure if you have one.

Instructor: Gail Grycel, Twin Birch Woodworking

Westminster West, Vermont

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

CreativesMIX Design Meetup 7/30, 6 PM

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

Intro to MIG Welding, 8/6, 6 – 8 PM

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

Stories in the Loft 8/12, 6:30 – 8 PM

Intro to Sewing: Make A Recycled Bag 8/13, 6 – 8 PM

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

Intro to CNC Routing 8/13, 6 – 9 PM

Intro to 3D Printing 8/14, 6 – 8 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