Light Design and Prototyping

Shine a Light on your lighting design desires!

Book Now (http://weteachme.com/l/udHrtDMr)


This course will breakdown the process of designing a light over a 6 week period. Making a light generally requires few materials (cost effective) and can be made out of most non flammable materials. Also they can be made to be flat-packed or dismount-able and be both simple or complex making and design exercises. 

All lights marry light and form. A single beautifully well resolved and conceived light can transform a space or room.

The course is structured around a 3 step process:

1.  Experimentation

2. Design and prototyping 

3. Construction. 

During the final week of the course, Makerspace &co will provide a certified electrician who will test your product to ensure that it's safe to use.  This process is called test and tagging. 

This workshop includes:  workshop access to tools and machinery + safety testing. 

Students will need to purchase own material. 



Dr Mathieu Gallois’ broad education, creative practice and employment history over the past three decades has spanned the interdisciplinary fields of art, industrial design, architecture, critical thinking and research. The above entails 14 years of tertiary education, years of practice as an artisan over several trades. Employment background includes Opera Australia, Fox Studios, 6 years of part time work in custom fabrication as a project manager and several years full time work as an architect and realisation of over 50 art exhibitions.

Mat’s aptitude and enthusiasm for teaching and disseminating ideas across art, design and architecture has been recognised with many tutoring contracts over the last 6 years at Sydney University, UNSW and UTS.

For further information: http://mathieugallois.com/


PLEASE NOTE when booking a class with MakerSpace &company you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

Student age 

MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, and our classes and facilities are designed for adults.

The reality is that MakerSpace is simply not set up to accommodate children. For further information please click here:  http://makerspace.org.au/book-classes/faq/

Disabled access 

Unfortunately our new space cannot offer suitable wheelchair access. We are currently working on improving our facilities to make them accessible for all. 


We have very limited parking spaces on Gerald Street so if you're driving here please allow time to look for parking on our street or nearby streets.

Students must wear covered shoes, have long hair tied back and wear appropriate safety gear when using equipment.  All students will be shown how to use appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).

 MakerSpace &company and its tutors will provide training in how to use all equipment and relevant machinery and tools to students during the course.  It is essential that no equipment or machinery be used while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 While all care will be taken, it is the responsibility of the student to follow all instructions and use all the equipment in a safe and responsible manner.

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What you will learn
  • Play/experimentation
  • Design and prototyping
  • Construction process
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an expert coach.

What to bring
  • Students will need to choose material after speaking with the teacher
What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy). Wear closed shoes and tie long hair back.

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!


MakerSpace & Company

Vendor since 2019

A place for people to make things

Our agenda is to build a culture of innovation and excellence in Australian design, whilst strengthening the local community by bringing people together.

We are a place for locals to participate in the culture of making, and for visitors to experience the best in Australian Design across furniture, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, industrial design and more.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at MakerSpace & Company or organised by MakerSpace & Company must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by MakerSpace & Company.


I agree to give MakerSpace & Company unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at MakerSpace & Company classes and events or on MakerSpace & Company's premises. (For use of MakerSpace & Company marketing materials).


MakerSpace & Company requires 5 days (120 hours) notice in writing prior to the class for a 75% refund or transfer.  If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email hello@makerspace.org.au


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions


 Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email hello@makerspace.org.au

 Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date. 

Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.

 Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.

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