Want to practice your Handstitch skills? This Thursday is dedicated time to practice the skills you have learned, troubleshoot any challenges, try different fabrics, and chat with other handstitchers. Some fabrics, needles, and thread provided. Please note this is not a class; no new skills will be taught in this setting. Third Thursdays Open Handstitch Mending Night happens this Thursday from 6 – 8 PM.
TONIGHT! We have one space left in our ever popular Make A Silver Ring class! Sign up now!
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.
Tuesday, September 17th, 6 – 8:15 PM
We will cultivate a Zen state of mind by exploring aspects of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. We’ll look at images of Japanese Ink Paintings and learn the basic brush strokes used in this specific type of painting. These techniques can be applied to a variety of painting media. The art is in the touch of the brush stroke, quality of the line, appreciation of the natural world, and the beauty in asymmetry. All supplies are provided. We’ll create multiple paintings. Come to class dressed to paint.
Wednesday, September 18th 6 – 8:30 PM
This class is truly designed with the beginner in mind and serves as a great introduction to the world of physical computing! It is for anyone who has never played around with Arduino before and those who have played around a little bit but aren’t entirely sure about how the basics work. We’ll blink some lights, turn some motors, read some sensors and make a little noise. We’ll touch on some very basic programming and prototyping concepts as well!
Only two spots left!
Thursday, September 19th, 6 – 8 PM
This Meetup is dedicated time to practice the skills you have learned, troubleshoot any challenges, try different fabrics, and chat with other handstitchers. Some fabrics, needles, and thread provided. Please note this is not a class; no new skills will be taught in this setting.
Saturday, September 21st, 1 – 2:30 PM
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.
Saturday, September 21st, 6 – 8 PM
Decentralize Upper Valley presents a monthly meetup with a guest speaker and Q&A. This month’s meetup coincides with International Peace Day and the focus will be monetary policy and war. More information can be found here:
Tuesday, September 24th, 6 – 8:30 PM
It’s that time of year! Brown Bats begin to look for a winter residence, often seen squeezing through and into cracks, nooks and crannies in our homes. These beneficial mammals will consume hundreds of mosquitoes a day all they need is a suitable place to winter over. Join us for this introductory woodworking class as we build bat houses and finish them with personal touches. Simple woodworking tools will be utilized to construct a ready to hang bat house. No previous woodworking experience needed. All construction materials supplied in the class. Please bring items to decorate your bat house (some provided) and wear closed toed shoes. Kids 12 & up allowed with the accompany of an adult.
September 25th, 6 – 8:30 PM
Vibrance and energy shimmer on the canvas of the impressionist painter. Working in an intuitive manner, they captured in color, rhythm and the spontaneity of the moment. It was a time of change, a time of new ideas, and innovation. The impressionist artists developed a kind of painterly short hand, using visible brush strokes to recreate the fleeting qualities of light as it danced across the natural world. In this class, we will discuss how the industrial revolution effected the impressionist artists and consider the technology revolution of our own time. Everyone will be encouraged to develop their own personal intuitive style of painting. We will learn about color and use quick drying acrylic paint on canvas to create our paintings. Come to class dressed to paint. All supplies provided.
This class is for Teens to Adults.
Thursday, September 26th, 6 – 8 PM
The CMS’s Cricut cutting machine is a versatile tool that uses precision blades, and a computerized interface, to cut a wide variety of materials – including fabrics, leather, vinyl and more. Students will get familiar with the Cricut through a number of small projects (which they can keep) and will learn about a range of the Cricuts features and capabilities.
The goal of this introductory class is for students to get comfortable with the Cricuts primary features, so that they can use the machine for their own creative projects following the class. Following Creative Cutting with the Cricut, students will be invited to come back for a Tool Certification Session at no additional cost. Following the successful completion of the Certification, students (with Membership) will be permitted to use the CMS’s Cricut cutting machine independently.
Materials costs are included in the workshop fee. If you are Cricut owner, you are more than welcome to bring your personal machine to this class.
Intro to Watercolor Painting
Would you be interested in taking an Intro to Watercolor Painting course at CMS with a local artist? We are looking to schedule a class this December and want to create a list of interested students. Please send a message to Brendan at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
See below for more upcoming classes!
Follow the links for more information
3D Print Club 9/17 6 – 9 PM
Sumi-Japanese Ink Painting 9/17, 6 – 8:15 PM
Intro to Arduino 9/18, 6 – 8:30 PM
Third Thursday Open Hand Stitch Mending Night 9/19, 6 – 8 PM
Beginning Woodworking for Women, 9/19 – 11/7 6:30 – 9 PM
Conversations in Crypto 9/21, 6 – 8 PM
Quilting Machine Training 9/21, 1 – 2:30 PM
Make A Bat House! 9/24, 6 – 8:30 PM
Small Business Meetup 9/24, 6 – 8 PM
Intro to Impressionist Painting 9/25, 6 – 8:30 PM
Make A Silver Ring 9/25, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Creative Cutting With The Cricut 9/26, 6 – 8 PM
Intro to Sewing: Make A Recycled Bag 10/1, 6 – 8 PM
Papercrafting: Artist Trading Coins! 10/11, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Intro to Audio Mixing 10/15, 6 – 8 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