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Design. Create. Innovate.
Integrated Design Community Events

Design. Create. Innovate.
Integrated Design Community Events

Integrated Design Community Events

NWACC's Integrated Design Lab (IDL) offers a physical makerspace that puts design into practice! The lab hosts a variety of community events, such as maker nights, workshops and classes, where you can learn to design, create and innovate through artistic creativity, design-thinking principles, construction methods, and business practices.

Sign up with a friend or family members and join in the fun!

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Intro to Laser Cut Jewelry | Nov. 4

Explore laser cutting basics and jewelry making techniques, including adding jump rings and hardware. 


Plastic Rocket Toy

Intro to 3D Printing | Nov. 4

Learn the basics of desktop 3D printing and technologies, focusing on Fused Filament Fabrication/Fused Deposition Modeling.


A Small Wooden Bowl

Wood Cherry Bowl | Nov. 4

Learn the basic functions of a wood lathe and how to make a small cherry bowl.


Clay Dish and Art Supplies

Seasonal Clay Dish | Nov. 4

Utilize slab, extruders, sprigs, underglaze, and your own creativity to create a clay dish. 



Use the Integrated Design Lab

As part of NWACC's efforts to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in Northwest Arkansas, the college has opened design spaces in the IDL to community members. The lab gives local artists, entrepreneurs, craftsmen, tinkerers and makers access to top-quality equipment and exceptional design and fabrication spaces.

How to use the IDL:

  • Submit a project proposal form detailing equipment, space and material needs and project timeline.
  • Complete general safety and specialized equipment training where needed before project work begins.

Propose a Project


Past Events

Family Maker Nights - Welcome to the Front Porch 

March 13, 2021

October 3, 2020


Integrated Design events are made possible by National Science Foundation
Award #1902298: Integrating Interdisciplinary Design Thinking.

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