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Sustainability & The Art Of Living Well – Saturday

Makers,

Please join us tomorrow for Sustainability & The Art of Living Well.

A community comes together for the good of the planet and future generations! Join us this Saturday, April 6th from 3 to 6 pm at Claremont Maker Space. Gift bags will be given to the first 60 families to arrive. Fine art, raffles, light refreshments, stirring discussions, tours and entertainment will be provided.’

Renowned Presenters include:

Grace Gershuny – Teacher and Author of the books Organic Revolutionary, The Soul of Soil, and The Rodale Book of Composting.

Lionel Chute – Director of Natural Resources for Sullivan County, and District Manager of the Sullivan County Conservation District.  

Andy Hopkins – Local Resident & Author of the book In the Tall Pines.

Anita Gonzales – Solar advocate & office manager at Revision Energy.

Jan Lambert – Co-founder and writer for The Valley Green Journal and Voices of Water for Climate. Jan’s latest book is Water, Land and Climate: The Critical Connection.

Organizer and Moderator:

Allison Zito January-February 2019 CMS Artist in Resident, recipient of The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Upcoming Events

Throughout April, we will be featuring a number of events around upcycling and sustainability. On Tuesday, April 9th, join us for Make A Recycled Bag. Learn to make a tough yet pretty grocery tote from recycled grain feed bags.  Choice of pictures and colors available. Do you love Horses? Pigs? Dogs? Purple? Pink? Many choices! And environmentally friendly. Some sewing knowledge is strongly encouraged for this relatively simple project.

On Tuesday, April 16th, we will be holding a Q&A with local installers about careers in solar technology. Careers in Solar Energy is open to anyone interested in learning more about the skills, background and future within this impressive industry.

On Tuesday, April 29th, we will have a follow up presentation on solar technology with Beyond Solar 101. Bring your questions about everything solar and have them answered by an industry professional!

On April 30th, join us for Intro to Sashiko-Inspired Visible Mending. In this introductory class to visible mending, students will create simple but unique exterior patch repairs and/or embellishments to their denim or medium-weight twill garments, inspired by the ancient Japanese tradition of Sashiko stitching. We will consider environmental effects of our throw-away clothing culture, as well as the concepts of “slow fashion,” “mindful mending,” individuality, and responsible sourcing. Each student will leave with 2 patches (provided), written materials for home reference, and inspiration to turn their current wardrobe into something special instead of something trashed.

We recently added many classes through the month.

See below for more upcoming classes!

Upcoming Classes

Follow the links for more information

Sustainability & The Art of Living Well, (Free) 4/6, 3 – 6 PM

Quilting Machine Training 4/8 3:30 – 5 PM

Make A Silver Ring 4/8, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Make A Recycled Bag 4/9, 6 – 8 PM

3D Print Club 4/9, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to Arduino 4/11, 6 – 8:30 PM

Make an LED Hourglass, 4/14, 4 – 7 PM

Careers in Solar 4/16, 6 – 7:30 PM

Intro to CNC Routing 4/16, 6 – 9 PM

Gorgeous Graphics: How to Make Your Business Look Good on Social Media 4/17, 6 – 8 PM

Make Your Own Duffle Bag 4/18, 5:30 – 9 PM

Bead Rolling 101 4/20 2 – 3:30 PM

Learn to Set A Simple Stone 4/22 & 4/29, 5 – 8 PM

Intro to Plasma Cutting 4/24, 6 – 8:30 PM

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

Announcing the Claremont Makerspace April & May Artist in Residence!

TwinState MakerSpaces is thrilled to announce the Claremont MakerSpace Artist In Residence for April and May: Ernest Montenegro! Ernest Montenegro is a Claremont-based sculptor who works primarily in bronze and steel. During his residency, Ernest will be leveraging the CMS’s woodshop and metalshop to create a new, large-scale sculpture, and will be running introductory classes on casting and mold-making. You can learn more about Ernest and see his work at ernestmontenegro.com.

TwinState MakerSpace’s Artist in Residence program is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts – for which we are incredibly grateful!

Upcoming Events

Lean Manufacturing 101 will be on Saturday, April 6th from 8 am – 2 pm.  Tomorrow (Wednesday, 4/3) is your last chance to register for this class! To do so, please register here.  This event is offered free, but registration is required.

On Saturday, CMS will be holding the event Sustainability & The Art of Living Well from 3 to 6 pm.  A community comes together for the good of the planet and future generations! Gift bags will be given to the first 60 families to arrive. Fine art, raffles, light refreshments, stirring discussions, tours and entertainment will be provided.

Renowned Presenters include:

Grace Gershuny – Teacher and Author of the books Organic Revolutionary, The Soul of Soil, and The Rodale Book of Composting.

Lionel Chute – Director of Natural Resources for Sullivan County, and District Manager of the Sullivan County Conservation District.

Andy Hopkins – Local Resident & Author of the book In the Tall Pines.

Anita Gonzales – Solar advocate & office manager at Revision Energy.

Jan Lambert – Co-founder and writer for The Valley Green Journal and Voices of Water for Climate. Jan’s latest book is Water, Land and Climate: The Critical Connection.

Organizer and Moderator:  Allison Zito January-February 2019 CMS Artist in Resident, recipient of The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

See below for more upcoming classes!

Upcoming Classes

Follow the links for more information

3D Print Club, 4/2, 6 pm

CDRC Lunch & Learn: Funding Information on Impactful Development Projects 4/3, 11:30 am – 1:30

Lean Manufacturing 101 presented by Canam, (Free) 4/6, 8 AM – 2 PM

Sustainability & The Art of Living Well, (Free) 4/6, 3 – 6 PM

Make A Silver Ring 4/8, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Make A Recycled Bag 4/9, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to Arduino 4/11, 6 – 8:30 PM

Make an LED Hourglass, 4/14, 4 – 7 PM

Gorgeous Graphics: How to Make Your Business Look Good on Social Media 4/17, 6 – 8 PM

Make Your Own Duffle Bag 4/18, 5:30 – 9 PM

Learn to Set A Simple Stone 4/22 & 4/29, 5 – 8 PM

Intro to Plasma Cutting 4/24, 6 – 8:30 PM

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

Lean Manufacturing 101

Makers,

Lean manufacturing or lean production, often simply “lean”, is a systematic method for waste elimination within a manufacturing system without sacrificing safety, quality, productivity or on time delivery. Lean tools and concepts focus on reducing the delay from the time an order is received to the time the item or service is delivered to the customer and the bill is paid. Lean can be instrumental in the continued success and growth of a small business while making your customers more satisfied and your business more profitable!

This free class is presented by Canam Bridges US Inc. Small businesses and early start-ups are encouraged to attend, as well as individuals that would like to grasp the important concepts of Lean manufacturing.

Lean Manufacturing 101 will be on Saturday, April 6th from 8 am – 2 pm.  To register, please go here:

This event is offered free, but registration is required.

See below for more upcoming classes!

Upcoming Classes

Follow the links for more information

Artists in Society lecture by CMS Artist in Residence Allison Zito, 3/29/19, 5:30 – 6:45 PM (free & open to the public)

Sew A Simple Jacket, (1 space left!) 3/30, 11 am – 4 PM

CDRC Lunch & Learn: Funding Information on Impactful Development Projects 4/3, 11:30 am – 1:30

Lean Manufacturing 101 presented by Canam, (Free) 4/6, 8 AM – 2 PM

Sustainability & The Art of Living Well, (Free) 4/6, 3 – 6 PM

Make A Recycled Bag 4/9, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to Arduino 4/11, 6 – 8:30 PM

Make an LED Hourglass, 4/14, 4 – 7 PM

Gorgeous Graphics: How to Make Your Business Look Good on Social Media 4/17, 6 – 8 PM

Make Your Own Duffle Bag 4/18, 5:30 – 9 PM

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

Blockchain & Private Keys 101 (& Upcoming Classes)

Makers,

Bitcoin and blockchain, the underlying technology, have been emerging for a decade. While still nascent technologies, we are on a journey of discovery all over the world to uncover what this is and how we may use it to improve the human condition. We will explore some historical context, and will provide a foundation to scratch the surface. Short and sweet with a little interactive fun. You will leave with basic concepts of blockchain and cryptography, plus some tokens! Join us tomorrow for a free class from Interchain.live on Blockchain & Private Keys 101.

Tomorrow, is also 3D Print Club in which every week, we get together and participate in a freestyle design session. In a freestyle, participants simply design what they want to.

On Wednesday, Intro to Arduino which 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.

Thursday night is our Intro to Plasma Cutting class. Perhaps you saw recent pictures of our beautiful new sign outside of our building (made in house on CMS’ Hypertherm Plasma Cutter). Plasma cutting is a powerful and versatile means of cutting steel, aluminum, and other conductive materials, for applications ranging from heavy industry to abstract art. In Intro to Plasma Cutting, students will learn the fundamental processes and techniques for handheld plasma cutting using the Claremont MakerSpace’s Hypertherm Powermax85 – and will get plenty of hands-on practice with the tool. The goal of this class is to prepare students to be certified to use the CMS’s plasma cutter, handheld, independently. Please register for this class by end of the day Tuesday, March 26th!

See below for more upcoming classes!

Upcoming Classes

Follow the links for more information

Solar 101, (Free) 3/25, 6 – 8 PM

3D Print Club, 3/26, 6 – 8 PM

Blockchain & Private Keys 101, (Free) 3/26, 6 – 8 PM

Intro to Arduino, 3/27 6 – 8:30 PM

Intro to Plasma Cutting, 3/28, 6 – 8:30 PM

Artists in Society lecture by CMS Artist in Residence Allison Zito, 3/29/19, 5:30 – 6:45 PM (free & open to the public)

Sew A Simple Jacket, (1 space left!) 3/30, 11 am – 4 PM

CDRC Lunch & Learn: Funding Information on Impactful Development Projects 4/3, 11:30 am – 1:30

Laser 101, 4/4, 6 – 8 PM

Lean Manufacturing 101 presented by Canam, (Free) 4/6 8 AM – 2 PM

Make an LED Hourglass, 4/14, 4 – 7 PM

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