Repair Cafe is a monthly get together at MAxT - Every 2nd Saturday from 10-2pm. If you have something that busted, don't toss it, bring it here! No need to pre-register, just show up!
Our repair volunteers will help YOU fix nearly everything that can be fixed, including:
+ Small appliances
+ Clothing (including sweaters)
And pretty much anything else you can throw at us!
The event is free but donations to the repair cafe are encouraged to keep this event going.
Every last Tuesday is Game Night at MAxT. Choose from a wide variety of board games, card games, and puzzle games suitable for a range of skill levels.
This event is free and open to all ages - so bring the whole family! We'll also be providing pizza and refreshments
This introductory workshop with Connie Gray of Gray's Clays will teach you the basics of working with polymer clay, a colorful, addictive, and highly versatile medium that can be learned by students of all ages.
A materials fee included in the class price will cover clay, use of tools, & oven for curing. Participants may purchase their own additional choices of colors. Instructions and project samples will be provided.
Learn the basics of sewing in this beginner class series. Instructor Leeni Gravlin-Dunn will help you get comfortable behind a sewing machine as you learn techniques through simple skill-building projects. This class covers machine operation, needle and thread types, cutting tools, techniques for specific fabric types, finishing techniques, and safety precautions.
Following the class series, students will have access to two free open studio dates (11/17 and 11/24) to help hone their skills and have questions answered.
About the Instructor: Leeni is a graduate of The Worcester Center for Crafts, Professional Craft Program, Fiber Concentration and earned a Master of Education from Fitchburg State University. She has been sewing garments since the age of 10, and has experience in clothing alterations (including bridal wear),quilting, quilt: repair/ history/dating / documentation/appraisal. Leeni is also experienced in knitting, crochet, needlepoint, cross stitch, weaving, dying and surface design.
This bi-weekly 2-hour session offers artists a chance to practice their figure drawing skills with a live model and timed poses. We will have basic supplies available, but please bring your medium of choice! This session does not offer instruction or critique, but artists are welcome to share their drawings at the end of the session.
About the Peterborough Arts Collective: The Peterborough Arts Collective is bringing local artists and art patrons together with the goal of providing an opportunity to collaborate, network, and raise awareness of issues affecting the local arts community.
This workshop follows up with on the introductory class from the previous week, but adds a unique holiday spin on things - create ornaments, holiday themed designs or just a beautiful piece of jewelry to give your special someone.
Connie Gray of Gray's Clays will teach you the basics of working with polymer clay, a colorful, addictive, and highly versatile medium that can be learned by students of all ages.
About the Instructor: Connie Gray is a member of the New Hampshire Polymer Clay Guild with many years of teaching experience. She has participated in many fairs in the Monadnock Region, selling her creations under the name Gray’s Clays. She works with students of all ages, and currently teaches courses to senior citizens at Scott Farrar and Rivermead.
Join local craftsman Bryan Field in the wood shop for a talk and demonstration of the art of pen making.
Based in Peterborough, NH, Bryan uses a wood lathe to create fine quality pens with materials ranging from modern plastics to natural products like wood and antler. He has been an avid pen collector for years and is a member of the International Association of Penturners.
This workshop will cover the history, materials, and process of pen making and is a great option for makers interested in learning more about the wood turning process.
Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to schedule 1-on-1 lessons at the end of the session for a discounted rate of $60/hr.
Free for Members & Textiles Students
Finish a project from class or work on your own project and get help as needed. It’s also a good time to get signed off on machines or cutting tools, try out new ideas/techniques, and practice skills you would like to improve.
Do you have a project in the works that you need advice on completing? An idea you’re not sure how to execute? An art piece that needs a critique? Project Night brings together makers from a wide range of disciplines to help you get the feedback and advice you’re looking for. It’s a great opportunity for collaboration and skill sharing, and is free and open to the public.
As colder weather approaches, many people are thinking about how they can improve efficiency in their homes to save money and be more comfortable in colder weather. NHSaves will share information on how to improve efficiency in your home. Light refreshments and door prizes make this an extra fun event!
NHSaves provides New Hampshire customers with information, incentives and support designed to save energy, reduce costs, and protect our environment statewide.