What will you be doing on this workshop?

On this stencil making session, you will learn how to create your own computer graphics before cutting out your personalised stencil using vinyl and our vinyl cutter.
Once your computer design is produced, you’ll then be guided through how to apply the stencil to a fabric item and use painting techniques to finish off your design by hand.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand health and safety issues associated with vinyl cutting.
  2. Be able to use software to create digital designs
  3. Be able to fabricate designs in line with health and safety guidelines

Aims of the Session:

1.1 Identify the health and safety issues associated with vinyl cutting
2.1 Use 2D design software to design polygonal shapes
2.2 Use software features to incorporate images into designs
2.3 Produce designs that can be fabricated
3.1 Demonstrate the fabrication of designs
3.2 Demonstrate safe and correct application of the stencil to object
3.3 Employ health and safety practices relevant to vinyl cutting
3.4 Work safely when involved in vinyl-cutting tasks
3.5 Demonstrate how to finish a design after fabrication

How long is the workshop?

As everyone learns at different speeds, the workshop is always delivered at your pace, over a minimum of 4 hours.
Session times are usually run 10am – 2pm of given days, but occassionally we do change the timings around to try to suit everyone’s availability.
We do also allow for additional time or a return for future sessions if you would like to or need to stay on for a bit longer to finish off.

Who is it aimed at?

Generally anyone over the age of 16years, living in Coventry and unemployed are eligible to register onto our courses. Please check out of project funding for full eligibility criteria.
Workshop class sizes are always kept to a maximum of 6 participants to ensure everyone is able to get enough support, and any 1-2-1 support that may be required.

Are there any entry requirements?

Everyone needs to have completed a registration with us prior to being allocated a space on any activities.
If you are not registered already, please follow this link: https://fablabcov.coventry.ac.uk/register-2345
No formal entry requirements or previous experience is necessary. This session is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with prior knowledge and skills.
Basic computer skills are a benefit, as you will be designing your own graphics on a computer during the session.

What qualification will I gain from it?

Learners on the programme will earn ‘digital badges’ in recognition for completing workshops, programmes and getting involved in FabLab Coventry projects. You will be able to keep your badges forever and share what you have achieved with employers, your online community via social media, or potential education providers.

Stencil Making

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