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Laser Design: Inkscape Vector Drawing

  • 06/06/2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 180 Studios 150 Todd Rd Santa Rosa CA


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Class Schedule: This is a 1.5 hour class, held once a month. Contact us for other scheduling needs.

Class Description: This is a 2nd-level class, for members who have already used the BOSS Laser at least once. If you're not a member, but have used other laser cutting machines, for school/work then you're welcome to sign-up as well. Several sample files will be constructed: from simplistic text & polygons, to Bitmap tracing & path editing techniques. Learn how to prepare your files for the most efficient engrave time and optimal cutting/scoring. We'll also discuss online resources for free vector designs which can be easily modified. Inkscape is free open-source software--anyone can download and learn this tool on either Mac, PC, or Linux. 

Prerequisites: Intro to BOSS Laser class Students must be 16+.

If you're not familiar with vector files, or have never used any of the commercial drawing programs like CorelDraw / Illustrator, then this class will be too fast-paced to keep up.  

Materials: Bring a USB thumb drive to save the sample design files to. PCs provided in our classroom, but if you prefer to bring your own laptop--make sure Inkscape is loaded and working, prior to the start of class.

Class Minimum: This class will not run with fewer than 2 students. 

Class Maximum: 4 students

Teacher Bio: Chad Lent is a maker from the Bay Area who applies his fabrication skills to concepts inspired by travel, community, science & music. Working independently as well as collaboratively, his goal is to create more art for the future. Chad’s been designing products using his laser cutter for the past 8 years and launched a collective of laser artists in the East Bay, soon after learning the skills from the TechShop in SF. Check out this page for more info on Chad’s projects: facebook.com/IndieLaserCollective

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150 Todd Rd Suite 100
Santa Rosa CA 95407


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