Weatherization 101


This time of year we measure home heating leaks by both the temperature and the wallet.  Join the nonprofits COVER and Claremont Makerspace for a day on weatherization education.  Weatherization 101 will start with a classroom session covering topics including basic building science, basic materials and tools and DIY weatherization techniques. Do you have specific questions about your home? Bring them and have the professionals from COVER provide the answer.

Part two of our day will include an on-site visit at a Claremont residence to practice techniques and learn more. Topics covered will include an initial walk through of house to identify key areas, a blower-door test, exploring with infrared camera and weatherizing!

Registration for this event is free.  Weatherization 101 happens this Saturday, December 14th starting at 10 am. Please register in advance here. 

Reminder! Our Open House is this Friday, December 13th at 6 PM! Please RSVP here.

Other Upcoming Events

Third Monday Drawing Club

Monday, December 16th, 6 – 8:30 PM

Come join instructor Lissa Malloy in a once a month drawing club. Each class will feature a new still life with an opportunity to learn value scales, how to draw from sight in several methods, and even different art styles (realism, futurism, cubism, impressionism, modernism, illustrative). Participants will learn to use charcoal, conte, and graphite.  Please bring your own supplies (sketch book, drawing board, large drawing pad, pencils, charcoal, conte crayons). If you have questions of where best to acquire supplies, we will connect you with the instructor. This class is open to ages 12 & up.

Fundamental Selling Skills & Pitch Practice

Wednesdays, January 8th and 15th, both 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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! Please register by 12/20/19!

Introduction to Schematic Capture and Circuit Board Design with KiCAD

Thursdays January 9th – January 30th, 6 – 8 PM

This course will introduce you to KiCAD, a free and open-source design suite for electronic design. KiCAD allows you to enter an electronic schematic into your computer and then use that schematic to design a printed circuit board. We will take you through example designs so you can see the process from one end to the other and be able to go on to design your own circuit boards.

The Color Wheel (For Ages 8 – 12)

Thursday’s January 23rd – February 27th, 3 – 5 PM

Ready to master color? In this six week after school program, students will use a variety of mediums to better understand the use of color in art. Over the course of the class students will use paint, clay, water colors to master primary, secondary and tertiary colors. Each week will focus on a new lesson and medium in which to make and take home completed projects.

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