A Path to Making: Introduction to Inkscape & Laser Engraving

Monday, January 22, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Age Requirements: 

In this 2 hour class, you will learn how to design a simple project on Inkscape and make it a reality using MakeHaven's Universal Laser Systems Laser Cutters, which are machines that cut or mark materials with light.

With the instructor's support, you will design your own project using Inkscape software and choose from different materials to cut or engrave. Some possibilities include earrings, charms, keychains, and ornaments, which you will cut on the engraver and will be able to take it home with you at the end of class.

This class is for beginners - no experience is required!  Please bring a device (laptop preferred) with Inkscape software downloaded onto it. A limited number of computers will be available for those who need it, please indicate as such in your registration. 


General Public: $57
Partnership Members: $51
MakeHaven Members: $48

Real name: 
Tina Hurlbert


Instructor Bio: 

Tina is a Technology Education teacher at Strong Middle School in Durham, CT, where she teaches woodworking, 3D Modeling/Design, and engineering. She earned her B.A. in both Italian and Child Development from Connecticut College, and completed her MAT in Elementary Education at Manhattanville College. Her educational philosophy is rooted in the Reggio-inspired approach to education as well as Howard Gardener's Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Tina loves working alongside children and adults as they examine their infinite curiosity and potentials.


MakeHaven Main Space

The main makerspace and connected shops. This is located at 770 Chapel Street. Registered participants should ring the MakeHaven labeled doorbell. They will be directed down a long hallway, and down a set of stairs to our basement workshop.

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Our facilities undergo periodic reviews to maximize ADA compliance. We offer accessible bathrooms, elevators, and wide walkways. In tool usage, we aim for universal access and work individually to adapt tools for safe usage as necessary. If you anticipate needing an adaptation to participate in this event or have further questions, please contact us at events@makehaven.org.