The Art & Design of Laser cutting & 3D Printing

This course explores 3D printing and laser cutting as new tools / mediums for both art and design creation.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students in this course develop a basic to intermediate understanding of the following:

  • An understanding of basic to intermediate 2D design with Adobe Illustrator.
  • An understanding of basic to intermediate 3D design with a variety of 3D software such as Tinkercad, Fusion 360, Meshmixer, Sculptris & Simplify 3D.
  • An understanding of technology and techniques involved in basic to intermediate Laser Cutting
  • An understanding of technology and techniques involved in basic to intermediate 3D Printing
  • The use of the above listed technology within conceptually driven, creative art and design-based projects
  • An in depth understanding of the above listed technologies, their history and contemporary use in related fields.
  • An understanding of how to work successfully in both team and individual based projects.

Final 3D printed & Laser Cut projects:

3D printing Practices:

Laser Cutting Lamp Projects:

Laser Practice #4: Glass & Plexi

Laser Practice #3: Textiles

Laser Practice #2: Wooden Maps

Laser Practice #1: Paper craft