An Intro to Digital Design and the Laser (Age 18+) is happening on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 12:30PM EST at UNC Asheville STEAM Studio with tickets starting at $150.00
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basics of computer aided design and how to use the laser cutter.
We will be using a graphic design software calledInkScape, and learning about "vector" graphics. After designing, we will be exporting to a Universal Laser to cut or engrave designs on flat material such as plexiglass, wood, or paper.
This workshop will be open-ended, with a few different material options and small project examples for experimentation. Some good small projects are ornaments, photo frames, or keychains -- bring ideas with you!
This workshop is great for anyone who is comfortable using a computer, and curious about graphic design and laser cutters. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. The skills learned in this class transfer to other media and interfaces, such as using desktop vinyl or paper cutters, or even CNC routers.
Prior experience in graphic design is not necessary, but comfort using a PC will be very helpful.
Beginners are welcome – this class is open to women and gender expansive folks* age 18+.
Meet your instructor,Amanda N. Simons!
*SkillSet welcomes humans of all genders to attend our workshops.
This workshop is hosted bySkillSet.
SkillSet is an outreach program of UNC Asheville’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Studio that provides access to life-changing skills through maker-based education. We teach everything from making custom electric guitars to robotics and furniture, and all the tools, technical skills, and resilience that goes into making these objects.
SkillSet offers after-school workshops, summer camps, classes for adult learners, and community outreach programming.
Please visitwww.skillset.tools/adultsfor a list of upcoming workshops like this one!
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