Workshops and Inductions
For many years The Edge, State Library of Queensland, have been running workshops for community.
These workshops documented in The SLQ Wiki cover a broad range of topics, ranging from simple 45 minute engagements to four hour deliveries over multiple days. To check the current available workshops, check out whats on at State Library and search for “The Edge”
The Edge Inductions
Never used the tools in the Fabrication Lab before? That's okay. The Applied Creativity team at State Library run a weekly General Induction for the Fabrication Lab and monthly Equipment Inductions for each of the bookable resources in the Lab. These inductions provide you with all the skills and knowledge to safely and efficiently use the tools.
When an induction or workshop is open for booking, you can find it on the SLQ website - search 'Make' in the What's On drop down menu.
Once the bookings are full, the event stays on the website, but the 'Book Now ' button is inactivated.
We also announce our workshops via our enewsletter so make sure you subscribe to The Edge enews to stay up to date with workshop announcement and on sale ticket dates and times.
The Edge Public Workshops
Public workshops have generally been trialed and then delivered successfully as a public program.
Not all workshops publicly delivered at The Edge are available in this wiki, but workshops that are developed by State Library staff are expected to be documented on here.
Workshops may have been delivered and developed by external contractors with a brief, developed internally by State Library staff, or in combination.
In Development Workshops
Prototype workshops and trial workshops are initial ideas, works-in-progress or multiple iterations of workshops. They are ideas type content.
These will usually start as a prototype, move to a trial version and either revert or stay there pending further development, or if successfully delivered and incorporated into programming, move to the public workshop section.
Please read through the Workshop Guide before getting started.