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Cascade Sculpture Studio

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the studio will remain closed

Please check back to see future updates.

In the meantime, you can still learn about how to operate our equipment and prepare 2d and 3d files for future use by following the tutorials provided on this website. As file preparation is the most time-consuming process of working in the lab, this is a good opportunity to generate new work for future productions.Please feel free to use this content as curriculum enrichment while we practice social distancing during this time.

Located in the MAHB building at the PCC Cascade campus is the Sculpture Studio. The space hosts the CNC equipment, 3D art, and sculpture classes demonstrating PCC Cascade’s commitment to art, sculpture, community and STEAM education.  The Sculpture Studio is available for use for students actively enrolled in a sculpture class with supervision from the teacher.  The Sculpture Studio is fully equipped with digital fabrication technology, such as a CNC router, laser cutter, and 3D printers.

Want to learn how to use the laser?

The training guide for the Thunder Laser is coming soon.  Completing this online training guide and quiz is required before you can use the laser or sign up for reservation times.

Want to learn/use the 3D printers?

Check out the 3D printer tutorial guide.  There are a series of self-guided lessons you can use to learn 3d modeling and 3d printing. Completing these steps and printing out your custom design will certify you to use the 3d printer for future projects.

All other equipment is first come first serve and written tutorials are available for all equipment under ‘tools and tutorials‘.