Fab Lab Foundations 1: Introduction to the Laser Cutter and Vinyl Cutter @ AS220 Labs
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tuesdays, Decemer 12, 19, 6-9pm

Instructor: Larry Z


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Workshop Description
Learn how to use the laser cutter to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles. This class will cover the basics of using the laser cutter safely, techniques for working with different materials, and software tools for preparing work for the cutter. This is a hands-on workshop; bring a project if you like! We have an Epilog Mini 24 Laser Cutter. The work area is 24″ x 12″, and it can hold items up to 8″ tall. We also have a cylindrical attachment that allows you to etch cylinders such as glassware.
In the first session, you will learn and get trained on the machine. In the second session, you will do a simple project to complete your training on the machine.
After taking the workshop, you will have a solid understanding of what the machine can do and how to design a project. Students will be certified to use the Labs’ laser cutter after completing this follow up session.
Instructor: Hong Chau
 While it’s not mandatory, we strongly encourage students to have experience with vector design. If you have no experience and are not comfortable designing on a computer, we recommend taking on of our computer design workshops here:
How to Break Your Eyes: Silkscreen Halftones and You @ AS220 Printshop
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


This is an intermediate class, so you will have to have some basic knowledge and experience with screenprinting.

Instructor: Aaron Demuth

Paper to Propaganda: Silkscreened Posters and Prints for Beginners @ AS220 Printshop
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


This is an introductory course for beginners! No previous experience required! All ages welcome!

Instructor: Brian Hennessy

Screenprinting is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric. It is ideal for making t-shirts, posters, coasters, greeting cards/stationery, and more.  Bring an idea and something you want to print on and we’ll show you how it’s done.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to screen printing in two sessions.  (This class is also offered as a one-day intensive.)  Participants will design, print, and exchange a two-color print with a maximum dimension of 8″ x 10″.  The first class will be dedicated to designing and creating stencils by hand or with the laser copier.  Participants spend the second class learning proper printing techniques and registration, and troubleshooting.