Papercrafting – This Friday at CMS


This Friday, join us for Papercrafting: Artist Trading Coins!

These delightful mini-collages are super fun to create! Trade them with friends or on-line groups, or turn them into backpack/luggage tags, ornaments, mobiles…limited only by your imagination! All materials provided.  Artist Trading Coins are miniature pieces of art that are created on a 2.5-inch circle of heavy cardstock. They are created by and for artists to trade and collect. All participants must be able to use scissors and glue safely.  This event is open to both kids & adults!  Papercrafting: Artist Trading Coins! occurs this Friday, from 6:30 – 8:30. Registration closes Thursday at 6 PM!

Other Upcoming Events

Third Tuesday Open Handstitch Meetup

Tuesday, October 15th, 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.

Intro to Audio Mixing

Tuesday, October 15th, 6 – 8 PM

Interested in learning how to get the best results from your home audio production projects? Join engineer Kiel Alarcon as he offers tips and tricks to clean up live audio tracks, mixing audio levels and utilizing a software interface on a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Participants should have some basic software knowledge such as Garage Band or Audacity.

Intro to CNC Routing

Tuesday, October 15th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Computer numerical controlled (CNC) routers rock. They’re cutting machines used for cutting various hard materials (wood, aluminum, foam, plastics, etc) and are useful for a huge variety of creative applications. Need to cut (or carve) a complex or unique shape? Lots of them? This machine will be your friend!

Intro to CNC Routing will provide an overview of CNC routing with a ShopBot CNC machine – covering safety procedures and basic setup and operation of the ShopBot CNC system, as well as the software used to run this tool. We will walk through the process of cutting out a pre-programed design and end with parts ready to assemble!

Participants of this workshop will have the opportunity to sign up for a follow certification session. Upon successfully passing this certification test, these Members will be allowed to use the ShopBot on their own. 

Fundamental Selling Skills & Pitch Practice

Wednesday, October 16th, 6 – 8 PM

In this two part intensive, learn how to make the sale without aggressive sales tactics. In this workshop you will learn that selling is really about effectively building relationships and listening to your clients. You’ll leave feeling empowered with selling skills you can apply today and an elevator pitch you can modify to fit any customer segment! 

Intro to 3D Printing

Wednesday, October 16th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Intro to 3D Printing is for anyone that has zero to little experience with 3D Printing.  We will provide an overview of 3D printers and the printing process – covering everything from the way 3D printers are built through the ways we use them to create objects. In this beginner level class, we will discuss different methods of 3D printing and cover the fundamental steps for designing and printing models. Participants will get to know how the MakerSpace’s printers – the LulzBot Taz 6 and Lulzbot Mini – work, and how to use them safely. Following the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to sign-up for certification sessions on these machines, so that they can use them on their own at the CMS. Bringing your own laptop is strongly encouraged!

Intro to Laser Cutting

Thursday, October 17th, 6 – 8 PM

The Claremont Makerspace’s laser cutter/engraver is an incredibly capable tool which can be used for making high precision cuts and engravings on a wide variety of materials. In this three hour class, we’ll walk through all the steps from idea to pressing the “go” button on the laser. After learning the basics, each student will create a simple design and cut it on the laser! Although advanced design and computer skills aren’t required to take this course, in order to attend the optional follow-up certification session (to get approved to use the CMS’s laser cutter/engraver on your own) you will need to be comfortable operating and navigating the Windows-based computer. 

Creative Cutting With The Cricut

Thursday, October 17th, 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.

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