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Laser Cutting for Artists

$245

with Avery Beckham

Calendar Current session started Sep 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this six week course, students will learn how to use advanced manufacturing technology to take their art to the next level! The instructor will guide young artists through the process of image tracing their traditional artwork, creating a resizable vector graphic, and laser cutting their art on any of our approved materials. Projects that will be completed in this course include laser cut art prints in wood and acrylic, handmade picture frames, and artwork title plaques. By the end of this course, students will have a collection of pieces to add to their portfolios as well as skills in vector graphics with Adobe Illustrator, laser cutting, and product design. 

Projects

Laser cut prints

Picture frames 

Artwork title plaques

Intro to Vector Graphics

$195

with Bradley Marshall

Calendar Current session started Oct 3, 2020 at 2 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this 6-week course, high school students and adults will learn how to use the open-source software Inkscape. With a focus primarily on vector graphics, they will explore how vectors and raster images differ and will create marketing materials as a project for the class. For said project, they will design a business card, poster, and T-shirt.

AMT and Laser Cutting Club

$175

with Bradley Marshall

Calendar Current session started Oct 15, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Students in grades 6+ will learn about equipment in our Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) shop, such as our laser cutters and 3D printers. Students will also be introduced to the software used to create designs for these machines. Topics explored include vector graphics, 3D modeling basics, materials options, and design principles. 

 

Fundamentals of 3D Scanning and Retouching

$150

with Bradley Marshall

Calendar Next available session starts Nov 20, 2020 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

In this 5 hour course, you will learn how to take a 3d scan of yourself and make a 3D print of it. This class will take you through the entire process of scanning, post processing, retouching, and printing to create a miniature bust of yourself.

Two class meetings- 11/20, Friday night 6:00pm - 8:00 & 11/21, Saturday afternoon 2:00pm - 5:00pm

~2 hours in Friday / ~3 hours on Saturday

Materials Included

Laser-cut Pinhole Camera and Intro to Film Chemistry Workshop

$95

with Bradley Marshall

Calendar Next available session starts Dec 5, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

In this 3 hour workshop, students will assemble a working pinhole-camera from parts made on our laser cutter. And then your instructor will walk you through the entire process to take and develop photos on the camera you built.

 





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