Originally published at: Upcoming classes and events at the Claremont MakerSpace – The Claremont MakerSpace
Greetings Upper Valley Makers:
We have an exciting list of upcoming classes 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. 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.
Events that are currently open for registration.
About the Instructor: 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 Achievement Award 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.
Age requirement: Adults (18 and older)
Class Fees: Free for members and $5 for non-members.
Materials Fee: None
Using a pre-cut, ready to use pumpkin, students will learn about the materials used to create a pumpkin floral arrangement. Students will learn the names of all of the flowers and greens used in the project and how to keep them looking fresh for as long as possible. The instructor will demonstrate her method for approaching a beautiful, pleasing design, step by step. Each student will go home with a completed floral arrangement.
About the Instructor(s): Victoria Loring is the owner and designer at Mica Mine Floral In Unity, NH. She has been in the floral design industry for at least 10 years and 2 years on my own. Flowers are her passion and she loves the process of creating custom arrangements for each person she works with. She is looking forward to sharing some of this knowledge with you!
Students should wear clothes that can get dirty – sometimes the greens and flowers can make a mess and accidents happen.
Class Fees: $45 members/ $55 non-members
Materials Fee: $5 (included in the class fees)
Skill Level: all levels
Age requirement: All ages (children 16 or younger must be accompanied by an adult)
Would you like to learn how to use basic shop machinery to make a lovely hardwood serving/cutting board? Then this is the course for you. Starting with raw lumber you will learn how to make a useful and beautiful piece that can serve you or a special friend for years to come.
You will learn about wood selection, milling it “foursquare”, and designing a layout. Then you will practice gluing it up and sanding it (wet and dry) before applying mineral oil and beeswax.
All tools, materials, and safety gear will be provided – though, students are welcome to bring their own tools and gear.
About the Instructor(s): Peter Gunn is a long time high school history teacher who loves wood from trees to the table. Eight years ago he began taking woodworking courses and has been practicing steadily ever since. He loves working on the lathe and with the jointer and planer to reveal the beauty of wood and make useful things. Learning to make a cutting board encouraged him to develop his skills and nurtured his appreciation of what wood can become. During the holidays in 2020, when Covid altered so much of our world, he began making cutting/serving boards to raise money for local food pantries. Almost three years and over two hundred boards later, he is excited to share his knowledge. He hopes people will enjoy making something uniquely beautiful and growing their skills and self-confidence in the process.
***This class meets twice***
November 2, 2023 6pm-8:30pm
November 9, 2023 6pm-8:30pm
Class Fees: $50 CMS members/ $60 non-members
Materials Fee: Included in class fee
Skill Level: Beginner
Age requirement: Any age (children under 16 years old must be accompanied by their adult)
Experience the delight of creating something for yourself, your family or friends! After all, Gnome-body does it better than you!
This two hour workshop walks you through the steps to create a “Gnome for the Holidays” ornament.
No experience necessary, you need only bring your desire to have fun and create!
Each participant will receive one DIY Gnome Kit, which includes two engraved pieces (Christmas 2023 and Gnome for the Holidays). In addition, you will have access to the paints and supplies necessary to create your Gnome and I will be there to guide you through the process, giving you as much or as little assistance as you desire.
Come alone and make friends. Bring friends and have a laugh. Come with family and make a memory. Gnome matter the reason, this workshop was designed with you in mind!
Participants will leave with a completed ornament.
Hello, my name is kB Miller and I am an artist / maker of many things.
My creations utilize a variety of mediums, including clay, paper, wood and glass.
My interest in laser cut products began at the MakerSpace! The desire to create utilizing the innovative technology of a laser cutter led me to invest in my own Glowforge. As a result, I am constantly exploring the boundaries of creativity and craftsmanship. Through this cutting-edge laser cutter, I am able to transform various materials into unique and captivating products that blend artistry with functionality.
Class Fees: $15 members/ $20 non-members
Materials Fee: $10 payable to the instructor at the time of class. Cash and credit cards accepted.
Skill Level: all levels
Age requirement: Youth and Adult (15 and older)
Are you ready for a Show and Tell? Bring your recently completed or in-progress projects and creations to share with your fellow makers.
Bring any leftover Halloween candy to get rid of or trade or bring a treat of your choice to share. (Please label homemade foods with all ingredients, as we do have members with allergies. Thanks!)
About the Instructor(s): That’s you!
Class Fees: free
Materials Fee: none
Skill Level: all levels
Age requirement: none