What is the course about?
This is a simple introdution 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. You will leave with a bauble of your own design to take away. All materials included. Suitable for absolute beginners.
What will we cover?
- Basic drawing and image tracing techniques in Adobe Illustrator
- Designing and personalising christmas decorations
- Saving and checking digital files correctly for laser cutting.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use at least 2 tools in Adobe Illustrator
- Design and customize a simple bauble shape
- Gain an understanding of the laser cutting process.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners. No previous experience necessary although if you are familiar with Adobe Illustrator you can use the time to build on your basic knowledge.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is a punchy tutor lead workshop. Your will primarily work alone on your own file, with opportunity to share and discuss ideas with you peers throughout. There will be opportunity for discussion and idea sharing as the course progresses. No work is required outside of class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
If you wish to cut more than one item there will be a charge of £4 per item. Additional cuts may not be possible within the course duration and should be negotiated with the tutor after class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Why not practise your skills on one of our more involved laser cutting courses? For example: laser cutting for fashion and accessories or Introduction to laser cutting for paper and fabric?