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Two Day Laser Cutting and Etching Creative Lasercutting midweek Course Workshop Class
20th April , 2017 @ 10:00 am - 21st April , 2017 @ 4:00 pm£200
This course is suitable for all abilities, and we welcome beginners with no previous experience of laser cutting and etching. Full design support and technical help will be given. You will produce etched and cut pieces from a range of materials, before moving on to a personal project.
Some of our course participants choose to take a walk on the beach to do sketching and collect materials to work with. We have a stock of laser materials in the studio, including laser plywood, various colours of acrylic sheet, laser rubber (for making stamps), card, and eco paper. You can also etch various found materials, such as sandstone, slate, driftwood, feathers and beach glass.
You can even start with something as simple as a favourite quote, choose a font, and start etching. The process can be as hands-on as you like – you can do all the design work and operate the laser cutter, or just sit back and enjoy some cake while we do the rest!
We use simple drawing tools on our laptops, and can also work with sketches and photographs by scanning them into the computer. We have run more technically-biased courses for school and college technicians and teaching staff, looking to explore the technology and use a variety of materials. We also have people who are looking to buy their own laser cutter and want to have a play around first, as well as those just looking for a creative break.
This two day course costs £200 per person and all equipment and materials are provided, although you may like to bring your own objects to use and sketches and designs to work from. You will make at least one finished piece. The course runs from 10am until 4pm each day.
HelenNewton / Laser Cutting
"Thanks so much for a really inspiring time! Definitely lived up to your tag-line of time and space to be creative. Enjoyed all your input, very grateful for your expertise and all the informative chat. Good also to learn alongside others, lots of cross fertilisation of ideas! Great soup and cake too! Hope to keep in touch and will be encouraging anyone I can to come along. Thanks."
DarrenNewcastle / Laser Cutting
"Fantastic place, wonderful people. All that you need they provide. If we can we shall return. Thank you for a beautiful weekend."
JoHoylake / Laser Cutting
"What a brilliant couple of days – excellent results – wonderful, relaxed and enjoyable days – the sun even came out on day two! Fantastic homemade soups, homemade baked goodies, and endless tea/coffee. I will be inspired for months to come and hopefully return for future courses."
KirstyCaldy / Laser Cutting
"Thankyou so much for 2 wonderful days of laser cutting crafty creativity! I’ve loved every minute of it (especially the cakes!) I feel like I’ve been on holiday! Would so love to come back."
PoppyAmersham / Laser Cutting
"Thank you so much Kris and Laura for such an amazing two days. I really enjoyed the course and had such fun. The best thing I have ever done! I learnt so much and had great fun. Thank you Laura for feeding me!"
Sophie CLaser course / To read the full review click here
"The location is stunning, in a lovely studio with amazing views of the beach and across the estuary. It was lovely to have the freedom to adapt the schedule along with my ideas, as these migrated the more I learned about what the laser cutter could do. I can't recommend this place enough."
IanLaser cut course / To read the full review click here
"Thoroughly enjoyable 2 days with excellent teaching in a creative welcoming environment and lovely homemade food. I can't recommend them highly enough!"
SykelottLaser cut course / To read the full review click here
"Absolutely fabulous and informative - I had Kris' expertise, patience, humour and extensive knowledge - I can't recommend this well resourced studio enough."
Mei-YeeLaser cut course / To read the full review click here
"From the moment I stepped into the Shore Cottage Studio, I felt at ease. I recommend this course, I want to do other courses soon."
CarolynLaser cut course / To read the full review click here
"Kris took an active interest in what we wanted to use the laser cutter for so that he could tailor the training. Kris gave some excellent advice if we were to purchase our own machines. Very friendly environment, excellent location with fabulous views"
MartinLaser cutting / To read the whole review click here
Clueless I was, as to what I wanted to make. But Kris took me through the whole process of laser cutting and gave me inspiration!!! I had a great time and very pleased with my end result.
Pamin01Two day technical laser cutting / To read the full review click here
"I had a fabulous 2 days at this studio - the day was based around what I wanted to take away from this process and geared around that - I found the course inspirational."
PennyTwo day Laser cutting course / To read the full review click here
"I loved every minute of it! Everyone there was so welcoming and inviting, being deaf it can be difficult to understand some people but Kris, Sue and Laura were all so understanding, patient and easy to understand! I would recommend this course to anyone wishing to learn new skills or to just have a bit of fun!"
PGwebb67Two day technical laser cutting course / To read the full review click here
"The studio was in the most wonderful position. A very relaxing place to learn. Kris was a great tutor, easy going and patient. I felt at ease about asking any questions and I've learnt so much in 2 days"
Sophie CTwo day technical laser cutting course / To read the full review click here
"The location is stunning. I came away feeling much more confident about how to convert my hand-drawn designs into vectors for laser cutting. I also came home with some fun art to hang on the wall. I can't recommend this place enough."
Caroline H2 Day Creative Laser Cutting / To read the full review click here
"Kris has excellent knowledge about all things laser - he was really patient, encouraging and positive. I would totally recommend the course to anyone wanting to find out more about the laser cutter... in an amazing setting with fabulous creative people. I can't wait to go back!"