Painting the Portrait in Watercolor – This Saturday


This Saturday, join us for a special event with artist Rober O’Brien, Painting the Portrait in Watercolor.

The human portrait will be explored in this workshop. Students will learn to paint a portrait with all of its nuances and subtleties in watercolor using a layering process. Other mediums are welcome. Students will paint from photo references. The instructor will paint, as a demonstration, a finished portrait, and will explain each step of the painting process as a morning demo. Students will paint in the afternoon and are encouraged to bring reference photos of a favorite portrait subject. I will also provide reference photos. A critique and class discussion will be held at the end of the session. The class is open to all abilities though some drawing experience is recommended. No materials are included in the cost of the class. For a list of materials, please email

Painting the Portrait in Watercolor will occur Saturday, February 1st, 10 am – 4 pm.

Register here.

Volunteer Need:

The Claremont Makerspace currently has a need for a front desk volunteer to cover weekly open shifts. Front Desk volunteers receive subsidized membership at CMS. For more information, please email

Other Upcoming Events

Make A Silver Ring

January 29th, 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.

*Want to turn your set stone into a ring?  Sign up for one of the ring classes earlier or in the month! Be sure to let the instructor know this is what you plan to do with your stone so you can plan your design accordingly! One space remains!

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Quilting Machine Training

Sunday, February 2nd, 4 – 5:30 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.

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Make A Copper Valentine Rose

Tuesday & Wednesday, February 4th & 5th, 6 – 8:30 PM

This Valentine’s Day, make a Copper Forever Rose for that someone special in your life!  In this awesome, hands-on class, you’ll gain lots of new metal working skills by cutting, bending, texturing, layer, and soldering copper sheet to create a beautiful, 3-dimensional, life-size rose.  We will supply the copper and all tools you’ll need to form your forever flower, plus of course hands on instruction and two evenings full of fun. Who knows, maybe we’ll even bring chocolate…

This is a great class for those interested in: metal-working, creating small sculpture, playing with copper, or simply learning new maker skills!  And if you want, sign up WITH your valentine for an experience you can enjoy together!

Register here.

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