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Make:Shift:Do Dundee 2016

“The tutors were fantastic! A crazy amount of information and experience was provided in a such a short frame of time.”

Workshop participant, Make:Shift:Do Dundee 2014

“Very inspiring.”

Salon attendee, Make:Shift:Do Dundee 2014


Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design is delighted to be partnering with the UK Crafts Council, for the third year running, to host its annual festival of innovation, Make:Shift:Do.


Make:Shift:Do is about exploring new forms of making and celebrating digital innovation in craft. This year DJCAD is offering two full day workshops that show you how to delve deeper into new technologies and techniques.


Trans-dimensional Model Making

Friday 28th October 10am - 5pm

Learn how to use 3D scanners, digital software and laser cutting to re-create physical objects your own way.  This course will allow you to explore a host of different digital tools whilst still using your hands to create a final piece.  You will learn how to digitally capture and manipulate your own three-dimensional objects using a Sense 3D scanner and photogrammetry software including Autodesk Remake and 123DCatch.  You will then use Autodesk 123DMake software to create a 2D vector line pattern of your 3D shape.  Experiment with the laser cutter to cut and engrave your 2D pattern into different papers exploring surface textures and shapes.  Build a completely new version of your original 3D object.  Suitable for beginners.

Please bring a selection of objects with you to scan on the day.

Booking via Eventbrite is essential:

Limited places available. Over 16's only.  

E-Textiles for wearable accessories

Saturday 29th October 10am - 4pm

Technology is the new frontier in fashion! Join textile designer and director of The Haberdashery Project, Claire Adholla and creative technologist Loraine Clarke to learn how to integrate electronics into wearable accessories such as cuffs, collars and brooches.  This new workshop will combine the exploration of couture hand stitching techniques, materials experimentation and the use of electronics such as LEDs.  Suitable for beginners.

Materials will be provided but feel free to bring fabric offcuts, beads, yarns and other items you'd like to embellish.

Spaces are limited.  Booking is essential via Eventbrite.

Over 16's only


For any questions about the Dundee event, please contact Joanna Bletcher at

Twitter: @MakeShift_DJCAD #msddundee #makeshiftdo #ccmsd


Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design is the creative hub at the heart of the University of Dundee, Scottish University of the Year (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2015). It has an established reputation for world-class teaching and research, with art, craft and design practice as a central tenet. Driving innovation through radical experimentation, its researchers actively engage in collaborative activities with colleagues internationally. Dundee, named as the UK’s ‘coolest city’ by GQ Magazine, is a hotbed of creativity and innovation. In 2015, the city was granted UNESCO City of Design status, the only city in the UK to hold the prestigious honour. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee operates at the heart of this community, nurturing and supporting enterprise for the Creative Industries. The hugely anticipated V&A Museum of Design Dundee is an indicator of both the City and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design’s burgeoning international reputation for enterprise and entrepreneurship through craft and design.