The Maker Lab and Innovation Foundry will partner for the third year to host a series of workshops for students and faculty. The workshops are designed to help beginners to intermediates who are interested in using Adobe software.
The Maker Lab workshop is called Maker Monday, and the first session begins on Sept. 23 upstairs in the Brown Library, where they will discuss how to work with Adobe Illustrator and will go step-by-step on how to use this software. These workshops are designed for students and faculty with no prior experience to these softwares and is completely free.
Darren Wilson, director of the ACU Maker Lab, said he is excited to see students and faculty have the “lightbulb effect” of creating and finishing a new project in these workshops. Wilson has been director of the Maker Lab for two years now.
“My favorite thing to see in students is their excitement and to see how they turn an idea into confidence that they can do it, as well as helping people think through the design process because that is the central point on getting things completed in creative ways to go through the method process,” Wilson said.
Wilson’s sole purpose for this workshop is not only to help others but to draw in a crowd of students and faculty that have never been to or heard of the ACU Maker Lab. The Fall schedule has been released as it is set to start in the month of September.
The first session entails the introduction to the software for vinyl cutting, and following that the second session is focusing on using the laser cutting tools on Sept. 30. On Nov. 18 they will be focusing on the design use of the CNC Router.
The faculty to student ratio has been in favor of the faculty and Darren Wilson’s vision is to get students more involved that are seeking help and want to improve. Also, if you are interested in this please contact Darren Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephen Rektenwald, Director of Educational Technology at email@example.com.