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Introduction to laser cutting

Introduction to Laser Cutting Course : Laser Cut & engraved work by © Katie Elizabeth O' Neil

About the Course

A fun hands-on 2-day introduction to laser cutting & engraving. In this course you will learn how to laser cut and etch your images onto paper, card, acrylic, fabric and wood. It is also possible to engrave into materials you can't cut, such as ceramics, glass, slate and stone.

This course is suitable for all levels of ability, no previous experience necessary. Full course notes provided. The emphasis is on giving you an experiential, hands-on introduction to the full potential of the laser cutter and providing the opportunity to complete a small personal project.

Knowing a bit more about the process of laser cutting is helpful if you are just curious or would like to use laser cutting in your creative work or hobby. It is possible to cut intricate designs (that might be tricky or time consuming to do my hand), accurately and repeatedly, on the laser cutter. You can also get wonderful results engraving photographs onto many different materials. This can be a great way to personalise something you have created.

Once you have completed an introductory course you are also welcome to come back and use the laser cutter here.

All courses run by Jenny Smith and held at The Edinburgh Laser Cutting Studio: Jenny's studio at Leith Links, Edinburgh. Jenny has 12 years of experience in using laser cutting in her own practice and over 20 years experience of teaching. She has won a number of awards for her work and is one of the leading authorities on creative laser cutting in Scotland.

Image Credit: Katie Elizabeth O'Neil, previous course participant

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All Materials & tea, coffee biscuits included in the price. Free on - parking

Numbers are limited to 4 participants to allow for individual attention and plenty of time on the laser cutter.

Edinburgh is a great city to visit for the w/e and advice on local B & B's can be given.


Jenny Smith at Edinburgh Laser Cutting Studio
37 Burns Street
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  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

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