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Workshops are a chance for you to create something new, whether it be a robot, a social media strategy or a pumping electro beat. You may be lstarting from scratch or applying old skills in a new way, but in either case you’ll have something unique to show for it at the end of a workshop.

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May 2018

(Digital) Adventure Time!

May 12, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  Designing adventure games is fun and something that anyone can get up to with some advice, and idea and some basic skillsets that this workshop will provide. All you need to bring with you is an idea, we’ll provide everything else.  Taught by a university lecturer and designer in the local industry, this workshop will step you through the basics of game design theory, and provide you with a solid launch-pad for further development. Whether your aim is to…

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All About the (Craft) Dollars

May 19, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  Meet with other crafters looking to take that plunge into turning their creations into small businesses and opportunities to sell their awesome. Share in the experiences of those people that have gone before and have already made all the elementary mistakes. This workshop is presented by Kat Johnston of Fractured Lace who will share her stories and experience of running a business creating handmade fascinators and custom designed jewellery in a highly competitive market. Topics will include (but may…

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(Analogue) Adventure Time!

May 26, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This is all about old school board games, role playing games and games where people sit around a table without a computer in sight. Discuss theory, play some examples and take the first steps towards (maybe) creating something awesome. Join Dylan Shearer from Table Tyrant Games and Vault Games as he takes you through the do’s and don’ts of making your first tabletop game, as well guiding you through your first prototype build. This workshop will cover introduction and basics…

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June 2018

Adobe Photoshop: the Swiss Army Knife of Content Creators

June 7, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Adobe Photoshop is the king of raster graphics software. It is used to edit photographs, create digital illustrations, CD covers or even the next big internet meme. In this workshop you will get to ease into the world of Photoshop and its most used tools as well as noteworthy concepts such as layers, blending modes and filters. Photoshop is something that everyone should learn!

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Practical Furniture – Things You Actually Need

June 9, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Practical Furniture – Things You Actually Need *Please note that this is a two part workshop running on the 9th and 23rd of June 2018 Furniture today is quickly going the way of fast fashion, with whole new interiors being pitched to us in flat pack guides, magazines and Instagram. In response to this trend, we imagine an adaptive piece of furniture that can be more than just tomorrow’s landfill. A piece of furniture that can be configured to a…

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Illustrator for Small Businesses and Hobbyists

June 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Adobe Illustrator is the champion of the so called vector graphics editors and is used for designing things that can be applied anywhere, small or large, digital or analogue. Have you done the Laser Cutter induction and need some help getting your ideas digitized? Perhaps you’re looking to create a logo for your business or website. Maybe you’re just looking to create art for your games or animations? All of this is possible with Illustrator! Join this introductory two hour…

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WordPress for Small Businesses and Hobbyists

June 21, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WordPress is one of the most used tools to create websites on the internet and is a powerful, yet easy-to-use platform that anyone with basic computer skills can learn. Anyone can join but this workshop will focus on how small businesses, start-ups and hobbyists can make the best use of the tool. Over this two hour workshop you will learn the very basics of using WordPress and setting up your online presence. Our facilitator is an avid user of WordPress…

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August 2018

Get Lit!

August 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

You might have heard (or seen) that we have a laser cutter in the Fabrication Lab. This piece of machinery is one of our favourites; it’s fast, incredibly precise and can (with some imagination) create beautiful items, from jewellery and wallets, to lampshades and signage. In this three hour workshop we’ll show you how to use Adobe to design objects which are then ready to be cut or etched on the laser. At the end of the workshop you’ll walk…

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Mushroom Madness

August 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

There is a lot more to fungi than mushrooms and there a lot more you can do with them besides making soup. Mycelium — the roots of a fungus that you never usually see — can be used as a sort of living cement, turning sawdust or coffee grounds into objects that are light, white, sturdy and biodegradable. Work with scientists and makers to mix and mould your own mycelium creations: bowls, plates, lampshades and drink coolers. Bring your own…

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Designer Dollhouses

August 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Designer dollhouses (two sessions) *Please note that this is a two part workshop running on the 18th and 25th of August 2018 Imagine, design and fabricate the custom dollhouse of your dreams using all the tools that The Edge has on offer. Walls, windows, furniture, a neo-gothic fantasy or a classical interpretation, create it your way over two weekends of making delight. Techniques that will be covered: • 3D modelling, printing and finishing • laser cutting • introductory electronics…

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