the Smith Digital Fabrication Studio

Zachery Lechtenberg workshop at Pocosin Arts
Stamping & rolling

Zachery Lechtenberg
April 24-28, 2020
Tuition: $545
(includes 35 reg. fee & lunch on first/last days)

Dive into the endless possibilities of stamping using the laser engraver to create an inventory of tools. In this workshop, students will learn a handful of design tricks as well as a basic knowledge for designing and creating with the Trotec Speedy 100 laser. Students will use illustrations or photos to make custom tools allowing them to personalize their work as well as open up the opportunity for working in multiples. In this workshop, we will test our stamps on clay, creating items such as cups and plates.  All levels

Frankie Flood CNC Router workshop
reimagining the cameo: 3 axis cnc routing

Frankie Flood
June 31 – Aug. 4, 2020
Tuition: $545
(includes 35 reg. fee & lunch on first/last days)

This workshop will cover how to output a 3D scan self-portrait to a three-axis CNC router/milling machine. Workshop participants will learn about generating 3D scans using a structured light scanner and learn how to create g-code that can be sent to a CNC milling machine. Participants will create a subtractive carved form to produce a plaster negative mold for slush casting wax or a positive acrylic self-portrait. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the use and basic maintenance of a CNC router/milling machine. Students will learn how to integrate digital craft processes, including CNC Routing, 3D printing, laser cutting, and vinyl cutting into their current work.

Laser cutting/engraving for enamel

Sharon Massey
July 17-21, 2020
Tuition: $545
(includes 35 reg. fee & lunch on first/last days)

In this workshop, students will learn to use the laser cutter/engraver in a variety of ways that are compatible with enameling. For example, students will use the laser cutter to create hydraulic dies for forming and stencils for applying sifted and liquid enamel. Students will also laser engrave the surface of enamel to create imagery and texture. Participants will learn to prepare digital files and to operate the equipment, as well as related enamel and metal forming skills.