Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Open House & Birthday Party! We had a blast celebrating our first year, sharing our members’ projects, and seeing so many new faces at the CMS! We’re looking forward to year two and hope to see all of you back at the MakerSpace soon.
If you loved what you saw at Open House & Birthday Party, and want to become a CMS Member, you can sign up online – HERE. If you didn’t get to attend the event, don’t worry: you can still come check out the CMS and all it has to offer. Just stop by for a tour during our Staffed Hours, listed HERE.
And please, consider making a birthday donation to the MakerSpace to help us continue supporting our creative community – and make year two a success! All contributions help. We’re a a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and financial contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Donations may be made online at www.claremontmakerspace.org/support or by contacting the CMS Director at: email@example.com
Special Event Next Week!
We’re excited to offer a wire wrapping class with special guest instructor Angela Hill next Friday from 5:30 – 8:30! Come learn the ins and outs of wire wrapping. In this class special you’ll take a 25mm x 18mm gemstone oval and sculpt copper wire around it to form a pendant. Angela Hill has been wire wrapping and sculpting for over 20 years, and will help you turn raw wire into an intricately wrapped form. This class is a one time opportunity as Angela is visiting from California, so don’t wait to sign up!
Other Upcoming Events
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.
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.
August 8th, 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.
August 9th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
We’re excited to offer a wire wrapping class with special guest instructor Angela Hill! Come learn the ins and outs of wire wrapping. In this class special you’ll take a 25mm x 18mm gemstone oval and sculpt copper wire around it to form a pendant. Angela Hill has been wire wrapping and sculpting for over 20 years, and will help you turn raw wire into an intricately wrapped form. This class is a one time opportunity as Angela is visiting from California, so don’t wait to sign up!
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.
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
August 13th, 6 – 8 PM
Want to help solidify your basic sewing skills while making a tough (yet pretty!) grocery tote? Using grain feed bags we will up-cycle these to reusable grocery totes! Choice of pictures and colors available. Do you love Horses? Pigs? Dogs? Purple? Pink? Many choices! And environmentally friendly. This is a great project to help you learn to sew, or practice your basic skills!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
See below for more upcoming classes!
Follow the links for more information
Make a Silver Ring 8/8, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Intro to Plasma Cutting 8/8, 6 – 8:30 PM
Wire Wrapped Pendant Class 8/9, 5:30 – 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
Make A Silver Ring 8/14 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Intro to 3D Printing 8/14, 6 – 8 PM
Third Thursdays Open Hand Stitch 8/15, 6 – 8 PM
Intermediate Jewelry Class: Basics of Torch Fired Enameling Workshop 8/18 10 AM – 2 PM
Workhorse of the Woodshop: The Table Saw 8/22, 6 – 9 PM
CNC SLUG: V-Carve Text 8/19, 6 – 8 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 email@example.com.
The Claremont MakerSpace Team