In this hands-on course you will learn a number of different ways to prepare vector files and laser cut and etch your images onto paper, card, acrylic, fabric and wood. No previous experience necessary. Course notes provided. This workshop is suitable for all levels of ability; the emphasis is on introducing you to the full potential of the laser cutter and providing the opportunity to complete a small personal project.

Bring a drawing, quotation and photographic image and learn how to prepare, cut and/or etch these images. This course is ideal if you are just curious about laser cutting, if you have access to a laser cutter and would like to know how to get the best out of it, if you are thinking of buying one. If you are planning to use laser cutting in your creative work and possibly outsource to a commercial laser cutting company, or would like to come back to the studio and laser cut your own work, after the course. Understanding the process fully will enable you to make informed decisions in all of the above situations. It is also just a great, fun weekend.

I have undertaken a Covid Risk Assessment and put in place a number of measures to ensure the courses are run as safely as possible. This includes social distancing, paper towels dispensers and liquid soap at all sinks and hand sanitiser at the Laser Cutter. I take the temperature of anyone entering the building with a contactless thermometer and ask participants to wear a mask.

Participants safety is my highest priority and I am delighted to have received excellent feedback from this year’s Summer School course participants in relation to the new Health and Safety measures introduced

All materials & refreshments provided. In the current circumstances if you would prefer to bring your own refreshments that is totally fine. Please bring your own lunch or there are a number of places nearby you can buy lunch, including an outside café at Leith Links, just around the corner

10.30 am – 5pm.

No’s limited to 4 participants to allow for individual attention and time on the laser.

Gift Vouchers Available. This makes a great present

Edinburgh is a great city to visit for a few days. There are lots of reasonably priced Airbnb’s or B&B’s and Hotels nearby  if you are traveling to attend the course.