Study day Mark Making for Laser Cutting

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Art and Design
City Campus
Two consecutive days
Course Director
Alexandra Davis

Delivered by the Centre for Print Research

Page last updated 11 October 2022


The Mark Making for Laser Cutting course will introduce you to mixing various methods of drawing and mark making, and using machine cutting to create traditional printmaking plates and other processes related to laser cut production.

Using drawing tools to create marks on paper or with an iPad (or a phone), this will include using physical items such as pencils, pens, ink, crayons and combining them with the digital tools in Procreate on the iPad. These will then be transferred into a suitable file for the laser cutting production. You will then create relief/intaglio plates to be used in the print areas for print production.

This will be a physical course, delivered in-person at our UWE Bristol City Campus (Bower Ashton) using our Drawing Studio, Laser Cutting room and the renowned print centre.

Who is it for? 

This course is suited to anyone who wants an introduction to digital mark making, introduction to laser cutting and applying the outcomes to printmaking by using traditional methods. It will suit a creative who is interested in exploring multi-disciplinary processes. We are open to parent and child accompanied attendees (age 13+).

View the Mark Making for Laser Cutting flyer (PDF) for more information.



Day 1:

You will spend half a day exploring your surroundings, ideas, and creating drawings from creative challenges and themes you bring, or imagery might be gathered by collecting inspiration from the Ashton Court area. The second half of the day will be learning to scan the drawings and making sure they are laser ready and then proceeding to cutting and engraving.

Day 2:

On the second day, you will be given access and support to use your laser cut artifacts to create prints in the print centre or carry on exploring the potential with laser cutting.


Study facilities

Our new state-of-the-art Design Studios at Bower Ashton feature flexible workshop spaces, design studios, the Fabrication Centre, the Centre for Print Research and dedicated collaborative learning spaces.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

  • Full price registration: £249
  • Concessionary price: £199

The course price includes all materials, PPE and catering.


5 to 6 July 2022 (09:30-16:30 each day)

Please note the University terms and conditions of purchase for CPD.

How to apply

How to apply

To book your place, please apply online.

For further information