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Designing for the Laser Cutter using Adobe Illustrator

March 26, 1:00 pm - 5:00 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 to wallets, lampshades, boxes and signage.

In this 4 hour workshop we’ll show you how to use Adobe Illustrator (the software that talks to the Laser Cutter) to design objects which are then ready to be cut or etched on the Laser.

At the end of the workshop you’ll walk away with:

  • A cardboard lampshade with your own original laser cut design
  • Some basic skills in Adobe Illustrator and,
  • Have completed the Laser Induction which allows you to book our laser cutter for free in Open Lab times

 Requirements and prerequisites: 

  • Intro to Mac class or proficiency with the Mac operating system
  • Participants must be over 16 years of age
  • Enclosed, flat footwear must be worn at all times
  • Please register for an Edge Account before you arrive. You will need an account to complete the induction, assessment and make bookings for the equipment

To find out more about what’s on offer at The Edge, read up on our Fabrication Lab and community makerspace.

 Before you book, please read our Short Courses FAQ. You’ll find answers to age restrictions, what to bring, what to do if you’re running late, refunds and more.


March 26
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Edge
Stanley Place
South Brisbane, Qld 4101 AU


The Edge, State Library of Queensland
07 3842 9400