In this three day hands – on Summer School, you will have a day and a half structured Introduction to Laser Cutting, learning a number of different ways to prepare vector files and laser cut and etch your images onto paper, card, acrylic, fabric and wood. This will be followed by a day and a half to either continue to experiment, or complete a personal project. This workshop is suitable for all levels of ability, the emphasis is on introducing you to the full potential of the laser cutter. No previous experience necessary. Course notes provided.

This course is ideal if you are new to laser cutting and would like to know more, 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 fun way to spend a few days and learn new skills.

Cost  £280. Refreshments provided (excluding lunch). All materials for the first day and a half introduction are provided. Thereafter some materials available at cost price from studio and/or can be purchased locally.

Time: 10.30 am – 5pm.

No’s currently limited to 4 participants to allow for social distancing and lots of individual attention and time on the laser.

Each participant will be allocated a laptop and individual wall and desk space to work on/pin work up on. This course is followed by a 3 day Intermediate Course that you could also book, if you would like a 6 day Summer School.

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 at all sinks, providing hand sanitiser and taking the temperature of anyone entering the building with a contactless thermometer. 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

Gift Vouchers Available. 

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

Image Credit: Katie Elizabeth O’Neil

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