Where to find class information
With the recent opening of Makers Mill Community Makerspace & Vocation Hub, classes are being added every week to the makerspace’s calendar of events. You can also sign up for the newsletter to receive event notifications automatically.
Jewelry & Metalsmithing
During the month of November several exciting classes are being held in the Metalsmithing & Jewelry Studio where you’ll make jewelry using an assortment of metals and other materials, as well as safely learn how to use the tools.
Over the weekend of November 19 and 20, renown NH League of Craftsman artist, Betsy Keeney (www.centrevillagestudio.com), will facilitate the Beginning Your Jewelry Making Journey class that teaches the basic skills for starting your journey in making metal jewelry. Basic techniques taught through demonstrations and hands-on activities include safety, jewelry design, texturing, sawing, filing, forming, soldering, and cleaning your metal pieces, as well as bezel setting a cabochon. You’ll leave with pieces of wearable art you have designed and crafted, and with the basic knowledge needed to continue your jewelry making journey. This is a 2-day workshop that runs both days from 10am to 6pm and is limited to 8 people. The class fee is $172 for members of Makers Mill, and $215 for non-members.
You can find more information on how to become a member at www.makersmill.org/membership and also at the weekly tour of the makerspace held every Friday 10-11:30am and the same time on the first Saturday of each month.
Two additional jewelry making classes are being offered November 5 and 12 by local artist Deborah Ryan (www.lakewoodsilver.com) where you’ll learn the skills to make a handmade chain for a bracelet or a necklace with sterling or copper wire. Deb has been a metalsmith hobbyist since 2005 and has participated in local fairs. Deb has her own studio at home in Wolfeboro where she is very fond of making celtic and nature-inspired jewelry. The class fee is $32 for members and $40 for non-members.
November class highlights
For those who are keen on using the Makers Mill woodshop, the Tool Safety Class Level 2, which is a prerequisite for using certain powered equipment in the shop, takes place on Saturday, November 5 from 10am to 1pm. A similar Tool Safety Class takes place in the Fiber Arts Studio on Friday, November 11, 12-2pm, along with a beginner’s Sewing 101 class on Sunday, November 13 from 1-4pm. If you’ve had a sewing or mending project hidden in your closet for ages, bring it along to the free monthly Fiber Mingle on Tuesday, November 1 from 7-9pm. Considering creating your own handmade cards for the upcoming holidays and seasonal celebrations at the monthly Card Connection, November 12 from 10am to noon. And for those exploring what the next step in their career might look like, Jan Hodges Coville is holding career coaching sessions at Makers Mill every Wednesday afternoon. You can book a 50-minute session between noon and 4pm through the website events page.
Interested in teaching a class?
“We live in a community rich in diversely creative people – we see that reflected all around us in our day to day lives,” said Carol Holyoake, Director of Programs & Events. “So, we’d love to hear from people who are passionate about what they create whether their skills come directly from life experiences or a formal teaching experience, or whether they’re a hobbyist or professional.”
For more information on instructing classes, reach out to email@example.com or call 603-569-1500. Makers Mill is a 501 © 3 nonprofit organization located at 23 Bay St., Wolfeboro NH 03894.