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Posted 10.07.18

Hidden Talent in Devon brings free creative workshops to Plymouth College of Art

By Beth Pyner

If you are looking to improve your digital design and manufacturing skills to support your studies, or upskill to make yourself more employable, you can join a free course at Fab Lab Plymouth, Plymouth College of Art's industry-standard digital fabrication laboratory. 

Delivered by Hidden Talent in Devon and fully funded by the European Social Fund, this FREE, eight-week course will teach participants to use Fusion 360 software. Fusion 360 is a complete design tool that allows you to design and make products - from concept to production.

Relevant in a wealth of industries - from textiles to the built environment, and toys to tech, Fusion 360 skills are useful throughout the creative industries and beyond.

Image by Jess Bright

The Design and Make (Almost) Anything course will support the development of your skills across the design and manufacturing aspects of the software package, including sketching, sculpting, scanning 3D objects, 2D laser cutting, 3D printing and CNC machining.

The course will culminate in each participant developing a personal project.

Open to anyone living in Devon who is aged 16 and over, Design and Make (Almost) Anything has been created to improve employability prospects for people wishing to change career, upskill or to support their current studies, and it is completely free (some eligibility criteria apply, see below for more details).

No experience of computer aided design or manufacturing is needed, however participants will need to be computer literate.

Image by Jess Bright

All equipment and materials will be provided - you just need to bring some enthusiasm and meet the following criteria:

  • I am aged 16+
  • I live in Devon
  • I'm eligible to work in the UK (i.e. I have a National Insurance number)
  • This course will support my studies, employability or career change

Design and Make (Almost) Anything will run on Wednesdays from 18 July 2018 until 12 September 2018. The course is now open for applications, hit the link to register and expand your digital skillset!

Click here to register for Design and Make (Almost) Anything.

What: Design and Make (Almost) Anything
When: Every Wednesday from 18 July 2018 - 12 September 2018, 1pm - 4pm (no session on Wednesday 8 August 2018)
Where: Fab Lab Plymouth, Plymouth College of Art, PL4 8AT
How much: FREE!

For further information, contact Beth Pyner, Project Coordinator via email at or phone on 01752 203434 ext 614, or you can sign up to the Hidden Talent in Devon newsletter by clicking here.