Creative Tools Workshop Series (Laser + 3D Printing)

Creative Workshop Series:

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This is a collaborative workshop series led by interdisciplinary artist and educator Alanna Ho and Mimi Xia. Workshops will be led by one of us, and assisted by the other. By the end of the workshops, you will have twice reviewed the safe use of the equipment and designing your own small project. No experiences necessary!!!

Alanna’s workshops use play as a main momentum to test out new ideas; and collaborative Reggio-inspired activities as a way to build community. Mimi’s workshops explore and subvert technology for creative purposes, and introduce participants to the practice of creative hacking.

In each workshop we introduce an inspiring female / nb artist using technology in their creative practice. The featured artists that we will look at will range from sound artists to mathematicians to fashion designers.

We’re seeking students, artists, creators - beginners and intermediate level curious minds alike. As our mission is to empower under-represented groups in tech; priority will be given to BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ individuals but all applications will be considered! As seats are limited, we will carefully review all applications and you can expect to hear back from us soon. Join the fun!

LOCATION: Vancouver Hack Space 1601 Venables Street, Vancouver V5L 2H1


Creative Laser Cutting Workshop led by Allie (assisted by Mimi!)
*members must attend both classes to be granted continued access to laser cutter
*non-members will have the option of signing up during or after the workshop and be granted laser access
Dec. 1st Thursday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dec. 3rd Saturday 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Creative 3-D Printing Workshop led by Mimi (assisted by Allie!)
Dec. 8th Thursday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dec. 10th Saturday 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


ACCESSIBILITY: Venue is wheelchair accessible, but unfortunately the washroom is not wheelchair accessible.

Required materials:

  • laptop + mouse (ipad can work, but laptop preferred)
  • if you have an apple pencil, and procreate… please bring :slight_smile:


  • $60 sliding scale DONATION for each set of 2 workshops; no one turned away for lack of funds.
  • Portion of donations will go to Vancouver Hack Space to fund future educational programming.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at

All participants will be required to sign a VHS liability waiver before taking this workshop.

We acknowledge that VHS and INTER/MEDIATE are located in Vancouver on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations on whose territory we work, live and play.

Vancouver Hack Space:



This might be interpreted as a policy change, could you clarify? :slight_smile:

For example, if someone wants to sign up for the laser workshop, they should attend both the Thursday session, and Saturday session.

Update: We have 12 sign ups so far and will be sending out emails soon!
If you’ve been longing for some collaborative art making and exploration into these cool tools, make sure you sign up in the next couple of days! :slight_smile: