Community input, share your (arts) vision for Claremont!

The City of Claremont Master Plan Committee is hard at work revising the current master plan for the City. While the master plan covers a huge variety of topics in the life of the City, many don’t realize that there’s actually already a section on the arts in the community that will also be revised. Please take a few moments to share your vision for Claremont in this official survey (it is open to residents as well as people who spend substantial time in Claremont, like those who work here). Depending on how much information you’d like to share it should take on average about 10-15 minutes, and data is kept anonymous. Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/claremontnh2016

WCCMA’s Executive Director Melissa Richmond is a member of this committee, and is looking forward to helping incorporate your general and arts ideas into this plan! Thank you for taking the time to participate.

Drawing Club rescheduled for Sunday!

We’ve had a slight schedule change for this weekend’s events, please note the date and/or time changes:

Felt Toy makingDrawing Club: Design your own character
Saturday, April 24 at 12 PM
Union Church hall (upstairs), 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH

Create a character (maybe drawing one that we already know and love) that you’d like to create as a stuffed toy. This drawn character will become a pattern we can create on May 1 at a wonderful new class offered by WCCMA – Felt Toy Making! More info here.

Fiber and Craft Monthly Meetup
4th Sundays of the month: next meeting April 24th (free)
12PM, at Union Church hall (upstairs), 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH

Bring your projects and join us for conversation and project/technique sharing. This is a monthly gathering for community fiber arts and crafting. Any project type is welcome, and beginners are welcome to join to connect with more advanced craftspeople for tips and tricks. Bring your own supplies, bag lunches welcome.

Participants are welcome to come at the regular 11pm time downstairs, but there will be a group gathering in that space at 11:30 from Union-St Luke’s Parish for a meeting about the rector search. At that time we can migrate to the upstairs where the Drawing Club will be meeting to create characters at 12pm, or you can continue to coexist in that space.

Upcoming Workshops: Sewing, Cards, and Characters!

needle-and-thread-1419661WCCMA is proud to announce a variety of upcoming crafting and arts session, rsvp to melissa@wcc-ma.org to participate:

Drawing Club: Design your own character pattern!
Saturday, April 23 at 2 PM
Union Church hall (upstairs), 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH

Create a character (maybe drawing one that we already know and love) that you’d like to create as a stuffed toy. This drawn character will become a pattern we can use on May 1 at a wonderful new class offered by WCCMA – Felt Toy Making! More info here.

Fiber and Craft Monthly Meetup
4th Sundays of the month: next meeting April 24th (free)
11am, at Union Church hall (downstairs), 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH

Bring your projects and join us for conversation and project/technique sharing. This is a monthly gathering for community fiber arts and crafting. Any project type is welcome, and beginners are welcome to join to connect with more advanced craftspeople for tips and tricks. Bring your own supplies, bag lunches welcome.

Felt Toy makingFelt Animal Workshop
Sunday, May 1 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Union Church hall (downstairs), 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH
$10 suggested donation, family discounts available upon request.

Join us for a workshop making your own felt stuffed animals! All materials and patterns will be provided (or attend our drawing club event to design your own pattern), and all participants will be able to take home their creation and enough supplies for another project. Animals will be sewn by hand, and no experience is necessary. More info here.

Union Church Hall, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH

Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

A fun craft sessions making paper flowers, handmade Mother’s Day Cards, and decorating hats. Bring your own hat to decorate or use one of the provided paper hats. Supplies will be provided and attendees can do one or both activities. More info here.

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Other upcoming events:

Local Student Recital 
Sat, April 16th – 2pm
Union Church, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH
Donations welcome

Celebrate our blossoming young musicians! A performance by voice, flute, harp, and piano students from the studios of Angela Biggs, Melissa Richmond, and Amanda Sweely. Including works by Saint-Saen, Bizet, Bach, and more. For more information visit wcc-ma.org

_MG_8456Spring Tea and Luncheon
Sat, May 14th – 12pm
Union Church Hall, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH
$15 Adults/$10 for 13 and under

Join us for this family friendly event, sponsored by Century 21 Highview Realty. Delicious Luncheon, Tea, activities, music, games, prizes, and more! For more info and to buy tickets in advance click here.