Laser lampshades with Corel Draw (2022)

Next on

Sat 5 – Sat 19 Mar


Booking required?
$100 for two sessions
For sale 6pm, Thursday 6 January

One of the key skills required when making use of the Library’s digital fabrication tools like the Laser cutter, is turning your ideas into a digital design that the machine can cut.

In this workshop we’re going to be using the process of developing interior design project, our own bespoke lampshade, as an opportunity for you to brush up on your vector drawing skills in Corel Draw. Working with the laser cutter, design software and helpful support from our team you will learn how to use the hardware and walk away with a beautiful new light for your home.

The workshop also includes a laser cutter induction, meaning that once you've completed this workshop as well as our General Induction you will be able to book and use the State Library of Queensland's laser cutters in the Fabrication Lab.

This is a 2-part workshop running on 5 March and 19 March (you must be able to come to all the dates)

Ages: 16 and up

Please contact us should you need any support to participate in this event.

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  • Participants must be over 16 years of age
  • Enclosed, flat footwear must be worn at all times
  • Please become a State Library member before you arrive. If you already have a State Library member account make sure you know your login details, you may be required to login during the workshop to access State Library computers and to make bookings for equipment.

Before you book

Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions. You’ll find answers to age restrictions, what to bring, what to do if you’re running late, refunds and more. 

Concession prices are for holders of; Student Card, Pension Card, Health Care Card. Please be aware that you will have to show your card when you turn up for the session, if card can not be produced you will have to pay the extra amount of the general admission costs.

If you have any specific needs in order to participate in this workshop please contact us at, and we will contact you to discuss your requirements further.

To find out more about what else is on offer, read up on our Fabrication Lab and community makerspace.

Important COVID-19 information

In line with the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 restrictions, from 17 December 2021 unvaccinated people aged 16 years and over will be unable to enter Queensland Government-owned libraries, galleries and museums. This includes State Library of Queensland. 

We will continue following Queensland Government advice. Given the public health directions are subject to change, please check our alerts page before your visit for the latest information.

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Applied Creativity

Upcoming dates

Sat 5 – Sat 19 Mar