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Sep 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Pacific

What You'll Do:

Learn how to take your creative or professional work to the next level with lasercutting. In this course, we’ll learn how to cut and engrave dozens of materials, create laser-ready design files using Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, and discuss ways that a laser cutter can help you to make your ideas into something that you can hold in your hand (or sell online).

During this course, you will:

  • Create your own design 
  • Choose your favorite material (wood, acrylic, felt, foam, etc)
  • Watch your design get cut/engraved using the Glowforge
  • Have your finished piece mailed directly to you!

Skill Level:

No design or fabrication skills are necessary. Beginners are welcome!

Skills you will learn:

You will learn everything that you need to know to get started using a Glowforge (or a similar laser cutter).

What You'll Need:

  • A Glowforge is NOT needed for this course. Your designs will be cut and engraved on my own machine.
  • Participants should download and install any vector drawing program, such Adobe Illustrator (subscription), Inkscape (free), Affinity Designer, etc. With that said, we can also trace, cut and engrave napkin doodles.


About your Facilitator:

I own a small digital fabrication studio and have been designing and making custom work for big and small brands using laser cutters, CNC machines, 3D printers, etc. I'm also a full-time professor and spent the last five years building a makerspace in the Department of Design and Creative Technology at The College of New Jersey. I teach Digital Fabrication, Product Design, Physical Computing, Data Visualization and Creative Coding.


  • John Kuiphoff

    John Kuiphoff is a creative technologist, maker, and educator. He owns a small digital fabrication studio and works with a lot of different brands and companies. John also runs a makerspace and teaches digital fabrication, product design, creative coding and physical computing in the Department of Design and Creative Technology at The College of New Jersey. He graduated from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. Starting in the fall, John plans to focus on creating content for his YouTube channel while also filming a “Glowforge for Beginners” course.

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  • Sep 30, 2021 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (Pacific)
Age Range: 18+ 14-18 12-14
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