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Fab Lab Deep Dive: Laser Focused

Explore what can be created with a laser cutter. Learn how to use a Glowforge laser cutter, explore the materials it can cut, engrave, and score, and learn how to make a 3D digital file using TinkerCAD.

Signing up for this workshop includes registration for all three sessions of this Deep Dive Series. This workshop does not include general admission, which may be purchased separately.

Session 1: Multi-layered Woodcuts (11/5/2023)

Practice spatial problem solving to create art by building shapes out of stacked layers of material. Learn how to use the laser cutter to scan and cut hand-drawn designs, bringing 2D drawings to life.

Session 2: Introduction to TinkerCAD (11/12/2023)

Learn about different materials that a Glowforge can manipulate in a mini challenge. Explore TinkerCAD as a digital design platform to design a custom clock, creating a design that can be cut and engraved with the laser cutter.

Session 3: Clock Work (11/19/2023)

Finish cutting and assembling a customer laser cut clock that was designed in the previous session.

Friends and families are invited for the last 15 minutes to see their child’s work.


Grades: 5-7

Session: Sundays

Dates: 11/05/2023, 11/12/2023, 11/19/2023

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Maker Skills: Art Making, Cardboard Construction, Digital Design, Laser Cutting

Price: $60.00 members | $65.00 non-members


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Grades: 5-7