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Special Event – Introduction to Watercolor: Painting the Winter Landscape

Makers,

Join us for a special event on Saturday, December 7th, ‘Introduction to Watercolor: Painting the Winter Landscape’ with instructor Robert O’Brien. 

 Painting the beautiful New England winter landscape in watercolor will be explored in this one-day workshop. Glazing techniques and layering of the subtle tints of snow will be introduced. Value, composition and painting light and shadow will be emphasized. Students will work from photo reference and learn to create a finished painting from a favorite winter subject. The instructor will demonstrate his approach and will provide hands on guidance to each student. A critique will be held at the end of the session.

Instructor Robert O’Brien

Born 1954, in Rochester, NY, Robert O’Brien has been painting in the watercolor medium for over forty years. Since moving to Vermont in 1977, he has focused his work on landscape and architectural studies. Vermont, with its distinct four season climate, provides the artist with a wealth of subject matter and ever changing light effects.

The artist finds beauty in the ordinary, subtle reminders of everyday life in rural New England. In his own words, he is driven “to capture the vanishing landscape in my paintings” before they disappear forever as a result of the steady hand of “progress”.

Since 1998, Robert O’Brien has traveled often to Southern France. The region’s sun-splashed landscape and timeless quality of light has added a new dimension to the artist’s paintings.

CMS Closed on Thanksgiving Day

The Claremont MakerSpace will be closed to the public on Thanksgiving day, but will be open as usual on Friday, 11/29. We wish you a happy Thanksgiving!

Other Upcoming Events

3D Print Club

Every Tuesday, 6 PM

Join us for 3D PRINT CLUB! Every week, we’ll get together and participate in an open design session. This event is all about self-directed learning and hanging out with other people working on 3D designs or prints. Bring your own laptop or make use of the (first come-first-serve) Makerspace laptops loaded with Fusion 360.

Game Night

Saturday, November 23rd, 3:00 – 9:00 PM

Join us for a night of board games at the CMS. What better way to spend a chilly November evening than playing games and making new friends? All are welcome! We plan on making this a monthly meetup if people enjoy it.  Various board and card games will be available. (Or bring something you’d like to share!) Game night begins at 3 and will end dependent on participants showing up. Suggested age 12 & up. Please register so that we are aware of your planned attendance.

Make A Small Sign

Monday, November 25th, 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 with their chosen text which then can be finished. 

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.

Home Schoolers: Adventures in Art

Mondays, December 2, 9, 16, 23, 10 am – Noon.

Art is fun and it encompasses all the fundamental disciplines. History, math, science, literature, humanities, all inform and enliven our art. We will look at the greatest of human achievements and from those lofty heights we will create our own art work. Students will draw, paint, print, create craft projects and more. We will focus on the up coming holidays in our December classes. Join Allison Zito at Claremont Maker Space for this creative and exciting program.  Age 6 & up.

Beginner Zentangle

Monday, December 2, 6 – 8 PM.

Zentangle® is a simple-to-learn method to create beautiful art by drawing simple patterns. The process is a mindful and meditative art form that some use to enhance creativity, increase focus, or just to relax. In this class, participants will learn philosophy, method, and approach to creating Zentangle art. Students will put pen to paper and learn to tangle beautiful patterns on small square paper tiles. All materials will be provided by the instructor in class. If you can draw a line and very basic shapes, you can create beautiful work! No artistic experience is required, but artists looking to incorporate something new into their practice are welcome.  Ages 12 & up. 8 – 12 allowed with parent/ guardian accompaniment.

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 info@twinstatemakerspaces.org.

Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team

Intro to 3D Printing – Tomorrow at CMS!

Intro to 3D Printing is for anyone that has zero to little experience with 3D Printing.  We will provide an overview of 3D printers and the printing process – covering everything from the way 3D printers are built through the ways we use them to create objects. In this beginner level class, we will discuss different methods of 3D printing and cover the fundamental steps for designing and printing models. Participants will get to know how the MakerSpace’s printers – the LulzBot Taz 6 and Lulzbot Mini – work, and how to use them safely. Following the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to sign-up for certification sessions on these machines, so that they can use them on their own at the CMS.

Intro to 3D Printing will run tomorrow, Wednesday, November 13th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

Other Upcoming Events

3D Print Club

Every Tuesday, 6 PM

Join us for 3D PRINT CLUB! Every week, we’ll get together and participate in an open design session. This event is all about self-directed learning and hanging out with other people working on 3D designs or prints. Bring your own laptop or make use of the (first come-first-serve) Makerspace laptops loaded with Fusion 360.

Make A Bat House

Tuesday, November 12th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

It’s that time of year! Brown Bats begin to look for a winter residence, often seen squeezing through and into cracks, nooks and crannies in our homes. These beneficial mammals will consume hundreds of mosquitoes a day all they need is a suitable place to winter over.  Join us for this introductory woodworking class as we build bat houses and finish them with personal touches. Simple woodworking tools will be utilized to construct a ready to hang bat house.

Game Night

Saturday, November 16th, 3:00 – 9:00 PM

Join us for a night of board games at the CMS. What better way to spend a chilly November evening than playing games and making new friends? All are welcome! We plan on making this a monthly meetup if people enjoy it.  Various board and card games will be available. (Or bring something you’d like to share!) Game night begins at 3 and will end dependent on participants showing up. Suggested age 12 & up. Please register so that we are aware of your planned attendance.

Third Monday Drawing Club

Monday, November 18th, 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.

Intro to Laser Cutting

Monday, November 18th, 6:00 – 8:00 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. 

Intro to Sewing: Make A Recycled Bag

Tuesday, November 19th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Want to help solidify your basic sewing skills while making a tough (yet pretty!) grocery tote? Using grain feed bags we will up-cycle these to reusable grocery totes!  Choice of pictures and colors available. Do you love Horses? Pigs? Dogs? Purple? Pink? Many choices! And environmentally friendly. This is a great project to help you learn to sew, or practice your basic skills! 

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 info@twinstatemakerspaces.org.

Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team

Jewelry Classes This Week at CMS!

Makers,

This week you have two chances to develop your jewelry skills at CMS! 

Tonight, start to Learn to Set a Simple Stone & Wednesday, Make A Silver Ring!

In Learn to Set A Simple Stone, you’ll be given a stone cabochon and silver sheet to create a bezel to set it in!  The instructor will guide you through creating a simple design, how to create your bezel, and finally how to turn it into either a simple pendant or add it to a silver ring if you’ve taken the ring class!  You’ll learn a fun and essential skill to jewelry making: how to set a stone! Only One Space Remains!

In Make A Silver Ring, 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. Only Two Spaces Remain!

Other Upcoming Events

3D Print Club

Every Tuesday, 6 PM

Join us for 3D PRINT CLUB! Every week, we’ll get together and participate in an open design session. This event is all about self-directed learning and hanging out with other people working on 3D designs or prints. Bring your own laptop or make use of the (first come-first-serve) Makerspace laptops loaded with Fusion 360.

Intro to Arduino

Monday, November 11th, 6 – 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!

Make A Bat House

Tuesday, November 12th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

It’s that time of year! Brown Bats begin to look for a winter residence, often seen squeezing through and into cracks, nooks and crannies in our homes. These beneficial mammals will consume hundreds of mosquitoes a day all they need is a suitable place to winter over.  Join us for this introductory woodworking class as we build bat houses and finish them with personal touches. Simple woodworking tools will be utilized to construct a ready to hang bat house.  

Intro to 3D Printing

Wednesday, November 13th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Intro to 3D Printing is for anyone that has zero to little experience with 3D Printing.  We will provide an overview of 3D printers and the printing process – covering everything from the way 3D printers are built through the ways we use them to create objects. In this beginner level class, we will discuss different methods of 3D printing and cover the fundamental steps for designing and printing models. Participants will get to know how the MakerSpace’s printers – the LulzBot Taz 6 and Lulzbot Mini – work, and how to use them safely. Following the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to sign-up for certification sessions on these machines, so that they can use them on their own at the CMS.

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 info@twinstatemakerspaces.org.

Happy Makin,’

The Claremont MakerSpace Team

Maker Jobs Email Newsletter

Makers,

Are you interested in learning about local jobs with a maker-flair? Interested in finding your next career step, or wanted the opportunity to experience a gig that allows you to be creative & hands on? 

Are you a local business that is looking for a creative person to fill a position in your business? Or have a gig that requires someone with a hands on skills? Feel free to connect with us to have your job posted to our list. 

The Maker Jobs email newsletter will be sent out on occasion with updates to find your next gig, career move or educational and training opportunity. Want to sign up or have a job/ gig posted? Please email brendan@claremontmakerspace.org for more information.

 Happy Makin’

The CMS Team

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