About the Course
Develop jewellery patterns and designs using a basic vector programme on a computer. We'll use the laser cutter to cut these designs from acrylic or wood. We'll finish our pieces in the jewellery studio. Basic computer skills are essential.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Use Illustrator to create a vector file suitable for laser cutting
Be familiar with the capabilities and limitations of the laser cutting process
Know which materials can safely be cut by laser
Know how to finish a piece of laser cut jewellery to a high standard
Class format and activities
The first day will be spent in the computer lab discussing the possibilities of laser cut jewellery and creating and refining designs and getting files ready to be cut by the laser.
Day two will be spent at the lasercutter cutting the work, students will get to learn how the interface between pc and laser works and can observe pieces being cut.
Day three will be spent in the jewellery workshop finishing lasercut elements and adding findings/chains/rivets etc.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
Students should be computer literate, a working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator would be helpful, but is not essential.
What you will need for your class
Materials will be provided, but If there is something that you particularly want to have laser cut bring it along - you must know what the material is and that it is suitable for laser cutting - google it to check. Metals or thick materials cannot be cut on the laser. A USB stick to keep computer files on, a notebook and a pen would be useful.
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