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Upcoming activities at the Claremont MakerSpace

Greetings Upper Valley Makers:

We have an exciting list of upcoming events at the Claremont MakerSpace that we think might interest you.

For most classes and events, CMS MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED. That said, members receive a discount on registration and there are some classes/events that are for members only (this will be clearly noted in the event description).

Class policies (liability waiver, withdrawal, cancellation, etc.) can be found here.

Instructors: Interested in teaching a class at CMS? Please fill out our Class Proposal Form.

Tours: Want to see what the Claremont MakerSpace is all about? Tours are by appointment only due to COVID-19 restrictions. Contact Us to schedule your tour where you can learn about all the awesome tools that the CMS offers access to, as well as how membership, classes, and studio spaces work.

Intro to MIG Welding

Mon Apr 3 2023, 05:00pm EST — Mon Apr 3 2023, 08:00pm EST

Thinking about trying out MIG welding? This is an introductory workshop in learning, safety, tools and techniques in MIG welding. No experience required.

Must provide your own safety glasses, leather work shoes and leather gloves. Helmets and jackets and materials will be provided. 

Students will:
. Learn about safety in the metal shop and welding studio
. Learn about MIG welding equipment and materials to be used
. Use the MIG welding equipment to spot weld, draw a bead and join two pieces of metal

About the Instructors: Jo Ann Clifford is a Metal Artist. She has been creating metal art for several years at the Claremont Maker Space. She is a past Artist in Residence at CMS and has shown her work regionally. She loves to teach and inspire others to try something new.

Class Fees: $75 non-members, $37.50 members.

Materials Fee: Materials will be provided.

This class is full.

Open Sew-In

Tue Apr 4 2023, 04:00pm EDT — Tue Apr 4 2023, 05:00pm EDT
Open Sew-In at MakerSpace on Tuesday, April 4th from 4pm to 6:30 pm.
Free for members and $5 for non-members.
Bring your sewing projects and supplies and have fun visiting with other Fiber Artists and Enthusiasts. Work on your projects in our roomy and comfortable sewing department.
Allison, our shoplead will be available to help with any questions you may have.
Bring your own sewing projects and supplies and have fun visiting with other Fiber Artists and Enthusiasts!

About the Instructors: 

Allison Zito received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of the Arts. Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous museums including The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA, The Delaware Art Museum, The Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg, and The Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Allison has decades of teaching experience, having taught a variety of classes at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, at Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA, and at the University of Pennsylvania Morris Arboretum.

She has taught Studio Art in the Upper Valley at AVA Gallery and Art Center, Craftstudies at Hanover League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, ArtisTree, and Claremont Maker Space with stunning results.  Allison Zito was awarded The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime AchievementAward in 2018 for her work as an artist and art educator.

In 2019 Allison was awarded an Artist in Residency at The Claremont Maker Space. There she created an art installation addressing the issue of Global Warming and she organized a symposium on site, to inspire positive action within the greater community. Allison created two local public art murals in 2021, one for The Sullivan County Conservation District in Unity and Allison created the Bee and the Monarch Medallions on the Lebanon Art Tunnel Way Pollinator Mural.

Making a statement and creating beautiful art as a way to open a conversation that leads to a better world, is the cornerstone of Allison’s career as an artist and art educator.

Class Fees: Free for members, $5.00 for non-members

Materials Fee: None

Age Range: 15 and up

Register for this event now!

Happy Makin’!
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