Free 3D printing workshops to inspire our region's youngsters

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Free 3D printing workshops to inspire our region's youngsters

Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum (GRAGM) will inspire our region's future inventors, designers and engineers with free 3D printing workshops in the mid-year school holidays.

Two, half-day immersion workshops have been tailored to primary school age participants and will be held on June 29 and 30 at the Gallery & Museum.

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said the workshops were expected to prove popular and bookings were essential with limited places available.

"Our younger residents can be innovative and return home with their custom designs created in a three dimensional form," Councillor Burnett said.

"This is a great opportunity for our students to experience and access modern technologies in the creative surrounds of our region's own Gallery & Museum."

Council's Environment and Community Services Committee Chair Councillor Cindi Bush said the immersion workshops would take art to a whole new level.

"Youngsters will learn about the process of 3D printing and be taught to 3D model using Tinkercad, which is an easy-to-use, 3D computer aided design tool," Cr Bush said.

"They will gain skills to allow them to keep creating in Tinkercad and their design will be 3D printed as a lasting reminder of their workshop participation."

The workshops, run by Modfab, in conjunction with 'Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future', will enable participants to make a key tag on June 29 or create their own Minecraft character or building on June 30.

Each of the workshops will be held from 10am to 1pm and all materials will be provided. Bookings for the 3D Printing workshops can be made by phoning the Gallery & Museum on 4976 6766 or email

'Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future' is an Australian Design Centre Touring Exhibition, developed in partnership with Western Plains Cultural Centre.

Australian Design Centre is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Australian Design Centre is assisted by the New South Wales Government through Arts NSW, and the Australian government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

For more information on 'Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future', visit: