Laser Cutting Courses - Online & in London

Our recently refurbished design and digital lab, opened by London Mayor Sadiq Kahn provides students with opportunities to take advantage of our excellent new facilities. Our Speedy 300 laser cutter handles with ease, a vast array of materials - bringing your design to life in minutes. We offer one day courses for complete beginners curious about what a laser cutter can do, as well as more intermediate level courses for students with a specific project in mind or wishing to take time to experiment with surface and design.

All courses are taught on Apple Macbook pros or iMacs, installed with the latest Adobe CC software, plus access to printers and scanners. Our dedicated technicians are experts in their field and provide exceptional support through bookable 1:1 sessions to help our more advanced learners to realise their ambitions.

  1. Make a laser cut piece of jewellery

    Make a laser cut piece of jewellery

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 3 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a short introductory course to laser cutting and its potential for various practical outcomes. We will use Adobe Illustrator on iMacs to create or customise a simple template, which you will then send to cut on our Speedy 300 laser cutter and leave with a brooch or necklace inspired by Valentine’s Day to take away. All materials included. Suitable for absolute beginners.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Introduction to laser cutting for jewellery

    Introduction to laser cutting for jewellery

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 6 Mar 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Adobe Illustrator is a vector drawing software widely used in industry for preparing artwork for outsourced processes such as laser engraving and water-jet cutting. This course will introduce using Illustrator for preparing files for laser-cutting, and the exciting possibilities laser-cutting provides specifically for jewellery-making.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Laser cut a leather accessory: cuff

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to laser cut leather on this introductory course. You will learn some basic drawing skills in Adobe Illustrator to produce a design that will be cut or etched into leather. The completed leather can then be used to make a soft cover for a book or on other bookbinding and craft projects. Suitable for beginners.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  4. Laser cut a leather accessory: coin purse

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 12 Jun 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to engrave a leather purse design with your own images, pattern or text in our bespoke digital and design lab. Learn some basic skills to personalize an existing template own using Adobe Illustrator. Send your file to be cut on our laser cutter and then construct leaving with your own leather purse design. All materials included in a choice of colours. Suitable for absolute beginners.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

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