March Virtual Classes Are Here!

Makers,

 

Join us this March for a live & free virtual class! Follow the links to the relevant event pages to register and learn more. Space is limited and some events have registration deadlines.

Twin State Innovation

March 9th, 8 AM

A free event for entrepreneurs, innovators, and the community

Everyone plays a role in launching new ideas, supporting existing businesses, and growing entrepreneurship in the region.

Math Art For Kids

March 10th – March 31st from 3:30 PM – 5 PM

In this 3-part series kids will create art projects that reflect math concepts.  We’ll explore geometry, patterns, symmetry and more through activities such as paper quilting, string art, and Escher-like tessellations.  This series is designed for ages 9-12.

Back To Basics: Simple Ways To Improve Your Marketing Impact

March 15th, 9  – 10:30 am

The pandemic has required businesses to up their marketing game and online presence. Join Nancy Clark of Drive Brand Studio for a free virtual workshop and learn some simple ways to improve your marketing presence.

You’ll learn how to use back-to-basics tactics whether you’re a first-time or time-pressed experienced marketer. This event is presented by Vital Communities.

Make A Coptic Notebook

March 18, 6 PM

Create a notebook as adventurous as you. This traveler’s notebook uses the Coptic binding method. This unique binding method is one of the oldest in human history, dating back as early as the second century. It allows the book to lay flat when opened to any page, making it great for sketchbooks. Notebook measures 5.75” x 8.75” when done. Your book boards will have been made on the MakerSpace’s laser cutter. Follow along virtually as you construct the notebook. Sign up deadline is 3/7/21!

Getting to Know The ShopBot

March 23, 3 PM

In this beginner level virtual class, participants will learn the basic operation of the ShopBot CNC Router. Covered topics include the axis’, attaching material, the ShopBot software and basic safety. This class is presented free of charge and will be presented via Zoom. Upon registration, you will be sent a link to the Zoom connection information.

Learn How To Laser Cut A Box

March 23, 4 PM

In this free virtual learning class, learn how to use a laser cutter to cut a small wooden box. We will look at a variety of resources and watch the Claremont Makerspace laser cutter in action and give a demo of Corel Draw. This will be a great overview for anyone that has not laser cut before or are looking for some possible new tricks.

Their Stuff, Our Stories

March 24, 31, April 7 & 14, 2 PM

Remember show & tell from elementary school? Whether it was your favorite day or not…. Let’s experience it again in a warm and welcoming community.  What’s the favorite photo or object you inherited? Why do you keep it? How did it come into your life? What story does it tell?  Let’s gather together to share the stories of the things we keep. Each week you’ll be asked to bring a photo or object that holds a piece of the story of your loved one lost or an ancestor found.  Join us for one or all of these story-sharing gatherings focused on the theme Passed & Present.  How do you keep their memories alive? Register for session 2, 3,  & 4 here.

Make A Chain Maille Bracelet 

3/25/21, 6 PM

In this virtual class, we’ll create a Byzantine bracelet by weaving links of chain. Byzantine is an ancient pattern for weaving chain and is an excellent starting point for learning chain maille. The finished chain features an intricate appearance and great flexibility.

Introduction To Music Theory & Composition

3/29 – 6/14, 9:30 AM

Introduction to Music Theory & Composition takes a fun approach to grasping the fundamental ideas and tools that are used to compose music that resonates with us. With a range of listening exercises and composition games, this course teaches the language of Western music from the most basic elements through to more nuanced expressions. Participants are encouraged to bring recordings, questions, and observations to class for discussion as we unlock the secrets of what makes music meaningful.

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Advanced Music Theory & Composition

3/29 – 6/14, 2:30 PM

Advanced Music Theory & Composition is for folks who have already taken the introductory as well intermediate courses and are looking to further expand and apply their music knowledge base. We will study how to employ dynamics, voicing, forms, examine Western music history and capitalize on tracking, mixing and mastering music composition software.

Students are encouraged to bring recordings, questions, and observations to class for discussion as we evolve our understandings of how to compose and record music with subtlety and nuance.

Intermediate Music Theory & Composition

3/29 – 6/14, 6 – 7 PM

 Intermediate Music Theory & Composition is for folks who have already taken an introductory and want to take it all to the next levels. We will get more deeply into alternative scale types, how to write harmony sections and how to use music composition software. Students are encouraged to bring recordings, questions, and observations to class for discussion as we delve more deeply into how to compose music which resonates with us.

Dream it, Make it, Print it

March 30 – April 20 at 6 p.m

Over four sessions, participants learn how to use a CAD program to create their very own designs. Learn about the engineering design process and make your own original pieces in Tinkercad. We’ll then print your designs on our 3D printers. Projects can be mailed to you! Recommended ages 8 and up. Should be comfortable using a computer mouse and keyboard.

Design Technology For Kids

April 20 – 22nd, 2:00-3:30pm

In this 3-part series kids will experiment with designing towers, bridges, and launchers using simple materials, most of which can be found in your home. Each session will begin with a warm-up activity, and will revolve around a different principal – balance, strength, and motion – through hands-on design activities. While there’s a progression of challenge across the 3 workshops each session stands alone.

We’ve got even more classes/events on the calendar, so check out the full line up HERE.

Questions about upcoming classes, events or the Claremont MakerSpace in general? Let us know at info@twinstatemakerspaces.org.

Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team