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Repair Café Free

Our volunteer repair experts will be available to help you make all possible repairs. Tools and materials will also be on hand. You can bring your broken items from home. Repair stations will include small electronics, clothing, bikes, furniture, toys and jewelry - anything that is broken is welcome and more than likely can be repaired!

HOLIDAY PARTY WORK PLANNING MEETING Free

A low key celebration/planning meeting. At the makerspace, we will have beverages and pizza and we invite you to bring your favorite holiday cookie to share! Prizes will be awarded. fun will be had. We will also offer a virtual option for those who want to attend but are still reticent to be in a social setting. If you are a new member, or if you haven't been here in a while, I urge you to come! Its a great opportunity to meet some of the other people who are doing cool things at MAXT and elsewhere in town. Thats the celebration part - for the planning part, we want you to participate in a planning activity to help map out the future of the makerspace. We'll be looking at how to move forward with a few of our big ideas for 2022 - including a new jewelry space, quilting machine, bike repair shop, welding booth, spray booth, tool library and member gallery space.

Emerging Artist Exhibition Reception Free

Join us for the opening of a new exhibition at the Jaffrey Civic Center celebrating some individuals from our region that are students, pursuing art for the first time, or finding a new beginning in their artistic journey.

Screen Printing - an Introduction $60Purchase required to enroll

An Introduction to screen printing, where you will learn the entire screen printing process and create your own printed t-shirts. In the first session, we will go through the process of preparing and creating the screen you will print with using a photosensitive emulsion. In session two we will learn how to print your design on the apparel of your choice!

Classes

3D Modeling using 3DS Max $20Purchase required to enroll

This course provides you with an ongoing instruction on the use of one of the most powerful 3D modeling software available - 3DS Max. 3DS Max is used in a wide variety of applications: from animation, to gaming, to architectural rendering. The class will help you familiarize yourself with the 3DS Max user interface and features and get started on your first modeling and animation projects!

Turned Gifts, An Introduction to Woodturning $50 per classNo purchase required to enroll

The wood lathe is a wonderful tool for creating quick, quality projects… basic forms are easy to learn, and the creative possibilities are endless. This class will introduce beginners to the safe and thoughtful use of the wood lathe. The projects, including key rings, bottle stoppers, spinning tops, and tree ornaments, are perfect for learning basic techniques while exploring form, color, and texture. They also make great gifts.

An introduction to Japanese Hand Tools for Woodworking $60Purchase required to enroll

This class is designed to provide students an overview of working with Japanese hand tools and some hands-on practice. No prior purchase of tools or materials will be necessary to take this class. The workshop will cover the proper use and care of Japanese saws, chisels and planes; and sharpening with Japanese water stones.

If students have tools already, they are welcome to bring them.

Participants can use this class as an introduction and can join a second class on Japanese joinery techniques the following week.

Because of Pandemic concerns, this class will be limited to four individuals who are fully vaccinated.

About the instructor: Paul Tuller has been working with Japanese hand woodworking tools for over 35 years to build traditional Japanese interior spaces and custom furniture. He is the co-founder of The Guild of NH Woodworkers and a past juried member of The League of NH Craftsmen.

Introduction to Japanese Joinery $60Purchase required to enroll

Class will cover the layout and cutting of basic wood joints with Japanese hand tools.

The class is proceeded by an introductory class on use of Japanese hand tools the previous week. For this week, all tools and materials will be supplied by the instructor.

Because of pandemic concerns, this class is limited to 4 fully vaccinated individuals.

About the instructor: Paul Tuller has been working with Japanese hand woodworking tools for over 35 years to build traditional Japanese interior spaces and custom furniture. He is the co-founder of The Guild of NH Woodworkers and a past juried member of The League of NH Craftsmen.