Laser Play: Smoke & Mirrors with an Invisible Knife with Chris Laschinger (Tues to Sat) April 19-23, 2022

Last year Chris did a two-day laser class which sold out. This year he is expanding that weekend class into a full week workshop, which will allow more time to play and explore all the possibilities a laser can add to your work. As lasers continue to find their way into more maker’s shops across America, now might be a good time to check out what all the excitement is about. Chris has been tinkering with lasers for almost two decades and will share his experiences, both successes and failures, with the class. Students will explore the cutting and/or engraving of material such as wood, leather, stone, paper, and plastic. Chris will begin with, but not dwell on, the basics of design software as it pertains to the laser. Students will be exposed to all kinds of basic and advanced laser projects including both 2D and 3D projects like marquetry pictures, multilayer plaques, and custom laser containers (boxes).

This workshop will give everyone the experience needed to take their current laser capabilities to the next level or answer all your questions about lasers just in case you are ready to make the plunge into purchasing a new machine. This is not a sales pitch, Chris does not work for or endorse any specific laser company, so come and see through the smoke and beyond the mirrors of a CO2 laser.


Tuesday - Saturday Apr 19 - 23, 2022
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We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!