Queensland architecture in miniature

Next on

Sat 4 Feb


Booking required?
$200 for 4 sessions

Fretwork, breeze blocks, casement windows, VJ walls and hardwood floors; there’s a lot to love about Queensland architecture. 

Join us as we dive into our collection and bring to life the rich histories of the houses around us through digital fabrication techniques such as laser cutting and engraving. 

Supported by a skilled facilitator you will create a miniature piece of Queensland architecture as a book nook. 

This journey will see you: 

  • getting inspired by Queensland architecture through the enormous wealth of the collections here at State Library of Queensland. 

  • learning to create vector files suitable for the laser cutter in free and open-source software Inkscape. 

  • laser cutting your files after completing a laser induction. 

  • painting, decorating and assembling your creation.  

This is a 4-part workshop, you must be able to come to all the dates as each session builds upon the work of the previous. There are no special skills required, just bring your creativity, ideas, and enthusiasm to each of the fortnightly workshops. 

Requirements to visit The Edge
  • 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 as 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 The Edge 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.

Please contact us if you need support to participate in this event and consult State Library of Queensland's conditions of entry before making your booking.

To find out more about what else is on offer, read up on our Fabrication Lab and community makerspace. You can also subscribe to be the first to know about our future events.

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Upcoming dates

Sat 4 Feb
Sat 18 Feb
Sat 4 Mar
Sat 18 Mar