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Saturday Art School – Modelmaking

3D Design and Modelmaking – an Introduction (stage 1)

  • Ages: 12-15
  • Term: Autumn
  • Length: 8 weeks


This exciting course has been specially designed for young modelmakers and lovers of 3D creations aged 12-15 to take their first steps into the world of modelmaking.

To book your young artist’s place today, simply click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking. You can also sign up to our newsletter for Saturday Art School updates.

What you need to know

When does it run?

Autumn term

Saturday 28 September – 30 November 2024

Please note, there's no session on 5 October or 2 November due to AUB Open Days.

How long is the course?

8 Saturdays

What time are the classes?


Who's this course for?

This course has been developed for aspiring modelmakers and 3D artists aged 12-15.

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 if 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.

How much does this course cost?


What's included in this price?

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

  • Classes are practical, so wear clothes that you don't mind your young artists getting messy
  • Drinks and snacks for break time and duration of class; please ensure snacks do not contain nuts
  • It's strongly advised phones, tablets and other valuables are not brought to class. Any personal possessions are the responsibility of your young artist and AUB will not be liable for any loss or damage

About this course

This course has been specially developed for young modelmakers or lovers of 3D creations that are taking their first steps into the vast and exciting world of modelmaking and 3D design.

Throughout the course our budding modelmakers will receive valuable and specialist insight into modelmaking and the many varied opportunities available within it. Each eight-week term offers brand-new projects providing your young artists the chance to experiment with a wide range of materials and gain confidence with making and creating unique work.

Throughout the course, your budding modelmakers will receive valuable and specialist insight into the world of modelmaking, and the many varied opportunities available within it.

Each week your young artists will learn a variety of new skills in modelmaking and 3D design using industry-standard specialist equipment, materials and techniques. Your young artists don’t need to already be expert makers, all we ask is that they come with enthusiasm for learning new things and creative ideas.

Your young designers will be expertly guided by their course tutor, Jessica Tipper, through set exercises each week, alongside demonstrations and presentations of prepared examples from sculpting, casting, moulding and much, much more.

  • Industry level techniques and skills to produce 3D models
  • Experiment and explore a wide variety of creative materials
  • How to use a range of hand tools safely and appropriately
  • Sculpting
  • Moulding and casting
  • Design techniques to turn 2D designs into 3D reality
  • Explore CAD and laser cutting

At the end of the course, your young artist will:

  • Possess improved artistic and design skills
  • Be able to turn their 2D designs into 3D reality using a range of new skills and techniques specific to the world of modelmaking
  • Have a sound understanding of the modelmaking industry and the opportunities within it
  • Possess the knowledge and skills to work with a range of modelmaking materials, including materials used within the film and television industry, architectural modelmaking, theatre productions, shop window displays and more
  • Have increased confidence in their own skills
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Have the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your young artist's achievements, providing they have 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm name of your young artist and the title of course they've completed

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Meet your young artist’s 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.

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This could just be the start of your young artist's creative journey! After this course, your young artist could further their animation skills with our stage 2 course, continue to harness their creativity and explore alternative Saturday Art School subjects, 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.

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Why choose Saturday Art School for your young artist?

At Saturday Art School we encourage your young artists to be themselves; there's no right or wrong way to be creative.

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