This Friday – Wire Wrapped Pendant Class!

Makers,

We’re excited to offer a wire wrapping class with special guest instructor Angela Hill this 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

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. 

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. There is only one spot left for this class! Please sign up at Tuesday by 6 PM.

Make A Silver Ring

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.

Wire Wrapped Pendant Class w/ Guest Instructor Angela Hill!

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!

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

twinbirchwoodworking.com

Intro to Sewing: Make A Recycled Bag

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 jobs@claremontmakerspace.org. 

What is a CMS Corporate Usage Account?

The Claremont MakerSpace Corporate Usage Account (CUA) program is a great way to offer a unique benefit to a businesses employees’, while investing in the development of their creative and professional skills. There are now six local businesses signed up for CMS Corporate Usage Accounts! It’s a simple and flexible program that lets employees of CUA businesses get a substantial discount on CMS Membership and classes. To learn more, please email info@twinstatemakerspaces.org.

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 brendan@claremontmakerspace.org.

See below for more upcoming classes!

Follow the links for more information

3D Print Club 8/6, 6 PM

Make a Silver Ring 8/8, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Intro to Plasma Cutting (One Spot Left!) 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 info@twinstatemakerspaces.org.

Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team