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Digital Modelmaking and 3D Design (stage 2)

On this cutting-edge course young artists aged 12-15 have the chance to learn digital design skills used by creative game designers, product designers and animators.

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What you need to know

When does it run?

Saturday 27 January – 16 March 2024

How long is the course?

8 weeks

What time are the classes?


Where does it take place?

Classes will take place on AUB's campus.

Your young artist will be taught in AUB's industry-standard studios with access to professional resources.

Who's this course for?

This course has been developed for aspiring digital designers aged 12-15.

This age range is a guide; please contact us if your young artist is outside of this recommended age group and we’ll discuss whether it’s suitable for them. We assess queries like this on a case-by-case basis.

Does my young artist need any qualifications or experience?

No. This is an introductory course, so your young artist doesn't need any previous experience, just buckets of enthusiasm!

I’m not sure this is suitable for my young artist. Can I speak to someone?

Yes of course! If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for your young artist, get in touch with us: email or call +44 (0) 1202 363222.

Why should you choose this course?

If your young artist is interested in exploring the new generation of art and design technology then they'll thrive on this course.

Your young artist will learn alongside up to 16 other like-minded youngsters, make friends, and have fun along the way.

At the end of the course, your young artist will leave with an increased confidence in their abilities, have a wealth of new skills that they can apply to their everyday life and beyond, and an excitement for future art and design studies.

How much does this course cost?


What's included in this price?

  • All course materials and resources

What should you bring to class?

  • Everything your young artist will need to take part in the course will be provided by us – no hidden costs!

About this course

This cutting-edge and inspiring edition of Saturday Art School gives young artists aged 12-15 the chance to broaden their creative horizons by exploring the world of digital modelmaking and design – an increasingly popular discipline within the creative industries.

We'll introduce budding designers to specialist digital skills used by game designers, product designers and animators in the industry, using programmes such as Cinema 4D, Blender, Photoshop, and more.

This course will take your young artist on a design journey similar to industry professionals, from super creative 2D digital designs to fantastic 3D models that could be used as game assets, model figures or in animation.

They'll have the opportunity to design imaginative characters and creatures, create realistic objects and unlock the possibilities of 3D modelmaking.

During each session your young artist will gain a new set of skills and create a unique piece of work that they can be proud of. Each task will be linked to a professional area within the industry. All materials are provided as well as tips on how to practise digital 3D modelling at home!

Your young artist will be expertly guided in learning a wealth of new skills by their tutor, Jessica Tipper, who's an artist and teacher specialising in digital and sculptural art and design. All young artists will have the chance to use creative freedom outside of a traditional classroom setting.

  • Create 3D models – from idea to finished model
  • Skills and techniques to bring designs to life using 3D design programmes
  • Introduction to using 3D deign programmes and how to use their tools effectively and efficiently, including Cinema 4D, Blender, and Photoshop
  • Fundamental digital-based art skills, processes and manipulation
  • Explore a range of professional digital professions
  • Drawing, sketching and idea development
  • Basic colour usage and theory

  • Possess improved drawing and artistic techniques
  • Understand how various 3D design programmes can be used to bring their characters to life
  • Possess new skills to enable them to take their ideas from the flat page and convey them digitally in 3D
  • Have increased confidence in their own skills
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Untap their potential and talent
  • Appreciate teamwork and team building ethics
  • Be encouraged to experiment and explore their ideas
  • Feel inspired by the new skills they've learnt and from sharing ideas with new friends
  • Have the foundations to continue creating beyond this course

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course certificate of attendance.

After this course, your young artist could:

  • Continue to harness their creativity; explore our full range of Saturday Art School courses to see where their creative journey will take them next
  • Look forward to the future and the next step(s) in their creative journey by exploring AUB's Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media
  • Continue to develop their skills at home as a hobby

  • We understand how important young creative artists are – they've so much potential, untapped abilities, and enthusiasm
  • Your young artist will study at a leading specialist university – we know what we're doing when it comes to providing unparalleled courses
  • We encourage your young artist to be themselves and explore their existing interests; as such we harness their natural style and flair to enable them to develop their unique creative voice
  • Our tutors are industry professionals, so they'll learn from the best
  • We cater for all abilities and have no formal entry requirements for this course, so there's nothing holding your young artist back
  • Your young artist will learn in a safe and encouraging environment where there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • They'll learn 'by doing' and always feel fully included, respected, and supported
  • They'll benefit from our incredible campus and its industry-standard studios, and use state-of-the-art equipment and software to unleash their creativity
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Meet your tutor

Jessica Tipper

Jessica Tipper

Jessica Tipper is an artist and teacher with a wide and varied practice that bridges the gap between digital and traditional art forms.

Your young artists will develop a range of new art and design skills and techniques connected to digital design and modelmaking. They'll learn how to translate their ideas from their sketchbooks into 3D digital designs using industry-standard software used by game designers, product designers, and animators in the creative industries. All projects will unleash your young artist's imagination and allow their voice to shine through.