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T1 2024 Laser Paper Cutting & Wood Craft

Start your Laser Cut art journey with Sergei in this introductory course!

  • Starts 9 Mar
  • 160 Australian dollars
  • Darwin Languages Centre. 1 Nemarluk Dr, Ludmilla NT 0820

4 spots left

Course Outline

This course was designed by Sergei for quick start in laser cutting (engraving), which is a popular manufacturing technology across modern industries and businesses, either among educators, craftsmen, and DIY hobbyists. Laser subtractive technology has also become trendy among contemporary artists experimenting with 2D and 3D objects made from paper, cardboard, wood, and other sustainable materials. For example, laser cutting causes the growing attractiveness of paper art, allowing you to create very complex, refined, and high-quality crafts. No matter what your role or profession background is, this entry level course is an open inventive field where digital design is combined with laser cutting technology to challenge your creativity, design and modelling skills, give your inspiration a new space to fly. You will learn: the basics of operation and service CNC laser cutter; essentials of design for laser cutting; paper, cardboard, plywood modelling techniques; best practices of paper cutting art; how to work with public laser cutting libraries. After this course you will be familiar with the laser cutter Emblaser 2 and the design software Lightburn, you will be able to create laser cutting art projects and crafts, such as paper greeting and invitations cards, print frames, dioramas, cardboard 3d sculptures and layered portraits, veneer bookmarks and engraving pictures, plywood bijouterie, jewellery box, napkin holder, coaster, and many more. Week 1. Introduction to CAD design and laser cutting technology Week 2. Paper art project Week 3. Cardboard modelling project Week 4. Wood cutting and engraving project Recommendations Recommended for students to have a USB/memory stick to storage tutorial videos, presentations, templates, cutting files and other data. Windows desktops with laser cutting design software, and two laser cutters with basic materials will be provided in the classroom. Students can also bring their own devices (laptops), and extra/special materials for cutting and modelling practice. Personal cleaning wipes could be useful too. About your tutor Sergei has been working as an information technology professional, project manager, tutor, and consultant in educational innovation since the 2000s. He has university degrees in Educational Studies, Economics and in Computer Science. He is passionate about modern computing with a particular focus on how to deliver ICT to improve educational and creative practices.


Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS Please choose carefully as course fees will not be refunded to participants who are unable to attend the course due to changes in personal circumstances or work commitments. Course fees will not be refunded once confirmation and/or commencement of the course has occurred. ​In the event of a serious illness, you may request to transfer to the following term. A full refund of course fees will be paid if the advertised course does not proceed. Participants will be advised if a class does not have the minimum number of students to commence.

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