The School of Film, Dance and Theatre’s Introduction to Digital Fabrication for Costumes workshops will focus on the basics of the software required, how to access and operate the hardware and what types of projects are good candidates for digital fabrication. Workshops will cover how to make simple digital files for fabric printing, laser cutting and 3D printing. Instructors will lead participants through tutorials in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and Autodesk TinkerCad and Fusion 360.
Sarah Lankenau Moench, clinical assistant professor of costume technology, will lead the workshop. Lankenau Moench’s interest in digital fabrication began during her graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, which led her to create a manual identifying the essential tools in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for use in pattern drafting and scaling, and costume crafts. These same tools are now being used to develop coursework and implement the use of digital fabrication in the costume shop at ASU.