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Laser-cut ornament workshop

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MakerLabs

780 East Cordova Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 1M3

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Laser-cut ornament workshop

Design and create your own laser-cut holiday ornaments in this 3-hour workshop. No laser-cutting or design experience necessary. All materials included.

This is a great class to take if you want to get experience with laser cutting. It is the perfect tool for creating personalized gifts and decor, and it's not as complicated as you may think!

If you enjoy the workshop, you can take MakerLab's LaserLab 101 orientation class to be able to run the machine yourself.

Class outline

  • Overview of how laser cutting works and how to design for the laser cutter
  • You will create some designs or choose some from from our design library
  • We will work together to edit the designs on the computer
  • We will cut your designs onto 3mm baltic birch plywood and sand them
  • You can finish them in our studio. We will provide paint and brushes as well as jump rings and string to hang them.


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You will have material and time to create about 10 ornaments (~1-2 original designs or 5 personalized designs, with multiple copies cut of each). If you would like more cut after the class, please inform the instructors at the end of class and they will let you know the cost (about $1 -2 per ornament, depending on the design).

We will have a small selection of string and paint available if you want to decorate them during the class, but feel free to bring your own supplies in for the decoration part of the class. Or bring them home to hang as-is or have a decorating party with friends or kids!

You can sketch or create digital designs (svg) before the class starts. Email files to ariannedee@gmail.com to make sure they will work on the laser cutter.


Note: There will be 1 space in every workshop reserved for someone who requires financial assistance. If you would like to apply for a complimentary ticket for you or someone you know, please email ariannedee@gmail.com with a brief (2 sentences) description of circumstances.


About the venue:

MakerLabs is Vancouver's largest makerspace. We provide the tools, space and know-how to allow anybody to create almost anything! MakerLabs (makerspace + fablab) was born out of a vision to create the best possible space for making.

MakerLabs is made up of 42,000 square feet of workshops, studios and common areas. The communal working areas include: a wood shop, metal shop, CNC router table, laser cutters, sewing machines and an electronics area. Each tool and work area have a corresponding class to teach people how to safely use each tool.


FAQs

What do I do when I show up?

If you are not a MakerLabs member, you will have to sign in as a guest at the front desk. The staff there will direct you to the studio after that.


Should I bring a laptop?

Sure! If you want to bring your own laptop with design software capable of creating SVG's (Inkscape or Illustrator), please do. If you have your own computer, you will have more time to create and edit your designs.


What supplies can I bring?

We will provide the supplies you need to make ornaments out of 3mm baltic birch plywood, but you can bring other supplies that you would like to use, such as chord, paint, glitter, googly eyes, etc.

If you have another material you would like to laser cut, check with the organizers first. Acrylic and wood are great (6mm or less).


What if I've already done the laser cutter orientation at MakerLabs?

The hosts, Greta and Arianne, will be running the laser cutter for you in this class. If you want to attend the design portion of the class and then cut your own designs at a later time, please email ariannedee@gmail.com and we will take off $15 from the class cost.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Arianne at ariannedee@gmail.com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, just sign in as a guest at MakerLabs and they will direct you to the studio that the workshop will be held in.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. But please email ariannedee@gmail.com beforehand to update the name on the ticket.



Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. But please email ariannedee@gmail.com beforehand to update the name on the ticket.



Is there parking on-site?

Yes, there's a parking lot on the east side of the building (accessible if you're driving east along Cordova between Heatley and Hawks). You will have to register your vehicle's license plate when you sign in at the front desk.

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MakerLabs

780 East Cordova Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 1M3

Canada

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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