A Cricut is a cutting machine that allows you to create crafts and DIY projects with a variety of materials such as fabrics, card stock, vinyl, paper, and more. Located in the Production Lounge, the Cricut Maker is available for use by College of Charleston students, faculty, and staff. The Cricut workstation may be reserved in 2 hour increments for up to 4 hours per day and a total of 10 hours per week.
There is no cost to use the Cricut Maker machine; however, you must provide your own supplies. Learn more about which materials can be used from this material list. For heat transfer items and using the Cricut Easy Press, refer to the Cricut Heat Guide.
We have cutting mats and various blades available for use or you may bring your own Cricut brand mat/tools.
To use the Cricut Design Space, and to make the most of the features, you will want to create a free Cricut Design Space account. The Cricut Design Space can be accessed from a computer or app with internet connection, making it easy for your to work on designs at home and then bring them with you to your reservation to use the Cricut Maker at the Production Lounge.
One of the best places to get started learning how to use a Cricut Maker is from Cricut Learn. Once you have created a free Cricut Design Space account you can join live training sessions or watch recorded sessions and video tutorials.
Other helpful resources include:
If you are interested in using Adobe Creative Suite to create your own designs that you can import into Cricut Design Space, LinkedIn Learning has great tutorials on using Adobe Illustrator!
Interested in learning how to make a movie or podcast? Need to learn more about XCode for an assignment? Interested in learning Canva to make buttons? Want to use Photoshop to edit images or Illustrator to draw digital illustrations?
LinkedIn Learning is a great resource for learning and it is available for free for College of Charleston students, faculty and staff.