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School holidays: Laser cut designs and stamps (13-15 years)

Where
Darling Square Library
Darling Square Library
Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000
When

Wednesday 14 April from 12pm to 2pm

Cost

Child: $30.00

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop to prepare your own artwork or design then laser cut it.

Led by an experienced facilitator in the Darling Square Library makerspace, this fun workshop is a great introduction to the popular Adobe Photoshop software and laser cutting.

You’ll be guided through how to prepare your existing image or design using Photoshop. Once you’re happy with your final design, you’ll set it up for laser cutting or etching. You’ll receive your design during the class or by mail after the workshop to either hang on the wall or stamp with ink or paint.

Over the 2-hours, we’ll also give you a tour of the makerspace so you can see the laser cutter and 3D printers in action.

What you’ll learn:

  • Basic digital design using Adobe Photoshop

  • How to navigate the user interface and import images  

  • Tools including colour manipulation, image correction and filters to prepare your image for laser cutting   

  • Basic laser cutting

What you’ll take home

The workshop cost is $30 per child which includes 1 professional laser cutting of your design on plywood. Designs are laser cut up to a maximum size of 20x30cm. If your design is not ready by the end of the workshop we’ll mail it to you.

Bookings and class size: Maximum 10 people – bookings are required

Suitable for: Ages 1315

Experience level: This is a beginner workshop with no required knowledge.

Wear: Enclosed shoes and no loose-fitting clothing or jewellery

Bring: At least two images you want to laser cut to the workshop on a USB drive. If you want to discuss what kind of images are best to use please email us on makerspace@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au. Please also bring a bottle of water and a snack.

 Parents/guardians are required to remain in the library during the workshop.

Covid-safe information

You'll be asked to sign in on arrival. Please see further Covid safety information on the booking page.

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