Two Chances to Learn the CMS Quilting Machine This Week!

Makers,

The Claremont MakerSpace’s quilting machine is a great tool for creative, efficient quilting! In this hands-on training session, participants will learn how to set up a project on the quilting machine and utilize its standard features. Participants of this class will have the opportunity to sign up for follow-up certification sessions, so that they may use the machine on their own. Two Quilting Machine trainings are scheduled this week! 8/26 from 6 – 7:30 PM and 8/31 from 1 – 2:30 PM.

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. 

Wide Format Printer 101

Tuesday, August 27th, 6 – 7 PM

Wide Format Printer 101 will prepare members to use the awesome CMS Wide Format printer. 

Participants in the class will learn about digital printing and different approaches depending on the need, basic printer operation including loading sheet and roll paper, how to prepare and print from photoshop/illustrator and basic setup.

This class will prepare participants to be certified for the basic operation at a follow up session.

This class is open to members only. Learn about becoming a CMS member, here:

Collage Your World

Tuesday, September 5th, 6 – 8 PM

In this fun and fanciful introduction to collage art you will create an imaginary world which makes you smile. Pre-painted 8 x 10 flat canvas and all other materials provided, but you are encouraged to bring favorite images clipped from glossy magazines (keeping in mind total canvas size 8” x 10”). No experience required but must be able to use small pointed scissors and glue safely. This class is open to kids and adults.

Pricing For Your Market

Wednesday, September 11th, 6 – 8 PM

The Claremont Makerspace and The Center for Women and Enterprise will be partnering to bring a special event to CMS on Wednesday, September 11th – Pricing For Your Market. Pricing for profitability. Often business owners price their products simply by marking up their cost. Although margin is an important consideration, it is not the only factor when determining the price of a product or service. Understanding your customers’ perceived value and establishing a pricing strategy that is right for your market is as important to your success as understanding your costs and breakeven point. Registration closes 9/9 at 5 PM.

Train the Trainer

Thursday, September 12th, 6 – 8 PM

Although Hollywood might have us believe that great instructors are great because of their innate talent (an inspired teacher stands on his desk and all students suddenly care about poetry!), in reality, there are technical moves and structures that teachers use to help their students learn.

For example, good lessons draw from established formats or templates, which can be varied with creativity. Lesson formats are the result of logical, careful planning, which any instructor can be taught to use effectively. In this session, you will learn about the five-part lesson plan– the “bread and butter” of teachers’ work—designed to introduce new content and help students know or be able to do something by the end of the lesson.

Additionally, this session will introduce participants to important instructional strategies designed to engage people in learning, motivate, organize information for understanding,  and provide feedback to learners about their own learning.

Finally, this session will give you a basic introduction to the latest research behind how people learn new information or skills and apply it in real-world contexts.

While we know that teaching is complex and cannot be taught in a single session, this toe-dip into good instruction should be a helpful start! 

This event is open to the public, but preferential space will be offered to those that wish to become instructors at The Claremont Makerspace. 

This event is sponsored by Upper Valley Educators Institute. Learn more about UVEI here.

CMS Veterans Scholarship Program

Are you a Veteran or active service member looking to get a CMS Membership? The Claremont MakerSpace has teamed up with the Red River Charitable Foundation to offer scholarships to qualifying Veterans and active service members. To learn more and apply, please visit the Red River Charitable Foundation website, HERE.

Need some extra space for your next project/business/creative experiment?

While all departments of the CMS offer shared workspace, CMS Personal Studio Spaces provide personal work areas for dedicated users to call their own. Personal studio spaces are made up of 48″ dividers and come in sizes of 60 sq/ft and 100 sq/ft , with each studio including 2 power outlets and an Ethernet jack. Studio Members may fit up their studios however they wish (as long as it’s all code compliant and respectful of others), and may share their personal studio spaces with other CMS members.  If interested in learning more about open studio spaces, please check here and fill out our form.

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@twinstatemakerspaces.org 

Mikros joins as CMS’ newest Corporate Usage Account member

We welcome Mikros to the CMS Corporate Usage Account program. Mikros is an awesome manufacturer of liquid cooling systems that go into everything from Electric Vehicles to Supercomputers. As well as being our neighbors in Claremont, they recently joined the Claremont Makerspace CUA program which allows their employees a substantial discount on classes and memberships. Mikros joins half a dozen other local businesses that are now offering this fun & creative benefit to their employees. Want to learn how your business can also access the CUA? Email us at info@twinstatemakerspaces.org to learn how!

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!

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

Quilting Machine Training 8/26, 6 – 7:30 PM

3D Print Club 8/27, 6 – 9 PM

Wide Format Printing 101 8/27, 6 – 7 PM

Quilting Machine Training 8/31, 1 – 2:30 PM

Collage Your World 9/5, 6 – 8 PM

CNC SLUG: V-Carve Text 9/9, 6 – 8 PM 

Intro to MIG Welding 9/9, 6 – 8 PM

Pricing For Your Market 9/11, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to 3D Printing 9/11, 6:38 – 8:30 PM

Train the Trainer 9/12, 6 – 8 PM

Make A Hand Painted Silk Scarf 9/18, 6 – 8:30 PM

Intro to Arduino 9/18, 6 – 8:30 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