ARTIZ Innovation at State Library of Queensland for educators

30sep(sep 30)9:00 am02oct(oct 2)5:00 pmARTIZ Innovation at State Library of Queensland for educatorsResidency for Educators


September 30 (Monday) 9:00 am - October 2 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time


State Library, The Edge

Stanley Place, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

Event Details

Refresh your teaching practice and dive into a creative process that is playful, collaborative and hands on! Experiment with laser cutting, 3D printing, CNC routing, vacuum forming and more. This event will culminate in a collaboratively produced public installation at State Library’s family-friendly event, Fun Palace. 

Over three jam-packed days, educators will take part in an immersive series of experimental and practical workshops shaped to generate and realise creative ideas and an outcome for a public audience at Fun Palace. Starting with a group concept development phase, a variety of techniques will be explored to construct a site-specific installation at the State Library. Techniques may include (but are not limited to) Arduino programming for light and sound activation, 3D design and printing, mould and object making with vacuum formers, and laser etching and cutting to achieve final collaborative pieces.

Registrations open soon and will close 11th September.

Cost: $325* for three days
* Includes lunch, workshops and materials.

To register your interest email us at

Further Information

Depending on the outcomes of the concept development phase, sessions may focus on:

– Developing designs for 3D printing and laser-cutting
– Learning how to create vacuum formed objects from recycleable materials
– Building mp3 players with electronics and arduino programming
– Conceptualising kinetic sculptures
– Getting a taste of creating for augmented reality and virtual reality environments
– Experimenting with bio-art
– Connecting with further resources to continue learning about these exciting artforms at home and in the classroom



Additional Information

This residency is facilitated by staff from The Edge, the State Library space for creativity, ideas and experimentation. With a host of resources to bring creative visions to life, The Edge provides workshops, facilitated meetups, community lab and ongoing programs to help you learn and connect. The Fabrication Lab, where this 3-day intensive is held, is an open access community makerspace with equipment and tools that include laser cutter, soldering station, 3D printer, sewing machine or CNC Router.