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5-day course: Make It – Christmas Gifts & Trimmings

26/11/2018 - 10/12/2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free for 18 – 30 year olds living in Bristol*.

Come and learn how to design, make and sell laser cut Christmas gifts and trimmings in this free five day course at Knowle West Media Centre: The Factory. As well as developing digital and making skills, you will be introduced to other key aspects of starting your own creative business.

Find out more and book your place here.

Workshop dates
Monday 26th November 9.45am – 3pm
Friday 30th November 9.45am – 3pm
Monday 3rd December 9.45am – 3pm
Friday 7 December 9.45am – 3pm
Monday 10th December 9.45am – 3pm

Christmas Market (optional)

Saturday 15th December 10.30am – 2.30pm

Over the five workshops you will:

— Explore a variety of techniques for designing and making using digital manufacturing

— Be inspired by other local creatives

— Develop your making skills by creating items such as Christmas cards, wreaths and tree decorations

— Be introduced to local networks and other opportunities

— Learn what it takes to start your own creative small business

You must be available to attend all of the workshops.

All materials are provided.

Course info
Monday 26th November
Introduction to the Factory space and facilities
Learn how to design and make laser-cut Christmas-themed products

Friday 30th November 9.45am – 3pm
Introduction to the steps of the design process
Design challenge: decorate a wreath with your own designs

Monday 3rd December 9.45am – 3pm
Be inspired by a local maker and explore branding and packaging considerations
Begin to research and develop designs for your own products

Friday 7 December 9.45am – 3pm
Develop key business knowledge and skills
Discover platforms for selling
Make your first products

Monday 10th December
Finalise your product range
Create display stands
Style and photograph your work

Christmas Market – Saturday 15th December
An opportunity to showcase and sell products made during the course

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Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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