This Thursday – Creative Cutting With the Cricut!


This Thursday, join us for Creative Cutting With The Cricut!

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.

Other Upcoming Events

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. 

Make A Small Sign

Monday, October 21st, 5:30 – 7 PM

The Claremont Makerspace ShopBot is a versatile tool that can be used to make toys, furniture and with certain bits, elegant lettering for signs. In this introductory class we will do a demo of the ShopBot’s text capabilities and participants will leave with a small sign of their choosing.  Note: This class will include a basic demo of the ShopBot’s text capabilities. For a more in-depth overview of the machine, please sign up for one of our Intro to CNC Routing classes. 

Make A Silver Ring

Wednesday, October 23rd, 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.

Intro to Arduino

Wednesday, October 23rd, 5:30 – 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!

12 and up. Under 12 are welcome with an adult partner or if they’ve been approved by the instructor.  Class fee includes one REXQualis Arduino UNO R3 Project Basic Starter Kit to take home after the class to continue making projects!  Participants are required to bring their own laptop or request to borrow one prior to class.

Cultural Masks and Skeletons 

Sunday, October 27th, 2:30 – 4 PM

Everyone can choose a from a variety of authentic cultural mask images used around the world. After we decorate our masks, they are suitable for trick or treating. Older Children may choose to create a skeleton ornament. Everyone can  create a Halloween treat bag. Cider and healthy refreshments will be provided during our Pre-Halloween celebration. Families encouraged to attend! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Quilting Machine Training

Monday, October 28th, 6 – 7:30 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.

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