• Sunday, Sept 25th & Oct 2nd (2-day)
  • Time: 9:30 – 11:30am (Kids Ages 7-12)
  • Time: 12 – 2pm (Teen/Adult)
  • Instructor: Laura Evans
  • Cost: $140
  • Supplies: All supplies included

Transform your design into a custom feature laser cut piece of artwork.  In this 2 part (2-day) workshop artists will learn basics to laser cut design by creating line art. Day 1 will focus on the process and design with day 2 (the following Sunday) on the laser cutting and finishing your custom piece of artwork.

Why is this a two part workshop? In the week between classes our team will be digitizing your art work preparing it for laser cutting. This process is completed via vectoring your artwork in Adobe Illustrator and formatting elements required for the laser machine. This way we can run the program for everyone without needing any knowledge of design software.

Will I get to see how the laser cutter works? Yes, absolutely part of this workshop will be spent in the digital studio seeing and learning how the laser cutting machines work to give you better understanding of how your designs can be transformed into a physical piece.

Originally from Ontario, Laura Evans moved to Vancouver Island in late 2020. She has BA in Indigenous Studies from Trent University, and is self-taught in her art practice, using curiosity as a compass to navigate and motivate learning. Laura is passionate about creativity beyond the boundaries of medium, style and genre. With years of varied experience with art instruction and studio management, Laura is excited to delve into and create with the vibrant community of MAOA.

While versed in a variety of visual mediums, Laura’s favourite medium for her own work is usually pen and ink. She is a seeker of patterns and designs, and loves to use her artwork to explore storytelling, self-expression, mental-health, the environment, and more. Laura has a special interest in making art out of scrap or leftover materials which would otherwise be destined for landfills. She has a golden retriever named Watson, who is equal parts cuddle and trouble.