Laser Cutting: Holiday Edition! Learn to Make Ornaments and Decorations

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Harness the power of an Eplilog 60 Watt Laser! In this class you'll learn everything you need to know to make the ideas in your head become a reality with a laser.  This class will be focused on making Holiday Ornaments, and will include our overall explanation of laser use.   We will have a number of holiday themed design cuts available for testing or you can bring a photo and we can try to engrave it onto a small 2-3" size shaped piece of wood or plastic.

In this three hour class, we'll walk through all the steps from idea to pressing the "go" button on the laser. We'll cover safety and basic design skills in Inkscape and you'll learn how to do a burninate test to find out if a material is laserable. After the three hours, you'll have made a least one ornament for the holidays (if there's time maybe 3 or more).  (There is lab time for laser cutting, questions and answers, and working with Inkscape, Illustrator, Corel Draw, etc.)

After learning the basics, each student will create their own design and cut it on the laser! A $10 lab fee is included in the ticket price and covers your time on the laser cutter to cut and etch. We have a variety of scrap material to experiment with or you can purchase laserable acrylic, Delrin, illustration board, leather, or wood. Midwest [] and Revell make a variety of plywood, bass and balsa that is perfect for laser cutting. The bed size of our laser is 20" x 32" so buy materials accordingly.

Please bring a laptop and a USB jump drive. You may choose to upload and install Inkscape or a free trial of Adobe Illustrator before you come to class to get familiar with the software and start on a vector design project.

This class is required for coming in to do work on the laser independently. If you get inspired, you can come back and laser your objects on our Monday or Thursday Craft Nights. (NOTE: Our Craft Nights are now capacity capped and managed with a ticket system while we navigate the pandemic. See our website for more info.)

This class will be taught by NYC Resistor member Astrida Valigorsky. As with all NYC Resistor events, this class is 18+ and governed by our Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct, as well as accessibility information, can be found at

Please note that refunds must be requested 72 hours in advance. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

  • January 11, 2022 at 1:00pm – 5pm
  • NYC Resistor
    87 3rd Ave
    4th Floor
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    United States
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  • $85.00 USD
  • David Huerta
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