Continuing Education Course
Making sculptures using computer-aided fabrication and rapid prototyping machines is the focus of this course. Students will be guided in how to make templates for sculptures using Adobe Illustrator and SolidWorks, and how to use machines like the Epilog laser cutter and the CNC ShopBot to create fully realized 3D objects from their designs. These technologies offer the ability to execute intricate and precise designs that would be impossible or too time-consuming using traditional techniques. Students will have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of materials such as wood, acrylic glass, Plexiglas, aluminum and foam. Turn your ideas into objects with the precision of laser and CNC technology. NOTE: The studio fee includes safety equipment, welding gases, welding rods, drill bits, saw blades, abrasives, compressed air, lubricants and wood glue, as well as access to electronic media workstations and the plaster, wood and metal workshops outside of class time, based on facility availability. Artwork created using CNC equipment, laser cutter, CNC ShopBot and rapid prototyping machines may incur additional material fees based on the individual project. All other materials must be purchased by the student.