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Miniature cyclops model within the Modelmaking studio


The course introduces students to the creative subject of modelmaking, offering students practical experience and valuable insight.

Course Details

This new course has been specially developed for young model makers, lovers of 3D, artists and those taking their first steps in the vast and exciting subject that is Modelmaking. This course is aimed at students aged 12-15 years, and provides a valuable and specialist insight into the world of modelmaking and offers the opportunity for students to experiment with materials and gain confidence in making and creating unique work.

Each week students will learn a variety of new skills in modelmaking using specialist equipment, materials and techniques which are of industry standard. Students don’t need to already be expert makers, all we ask is that students come with enthusiasm for learning new things, creative ideas and some old clothes you’d don’t mind getting messy in!

Course tutor, Sophie Perkins will guide students through set exercises each week, alongside demonstrations and presentations of prepared examples from sculpting, sets, casting, moulding and much, much more!

We at AUB understand how important young creative artists are in having so much potential and with so much ability and enthusiasm, students will have support and guidance from their dedicated tutor and course assistant to fully explore their creative talent and future potential as a modelmaker.

  • Learning professional, industry level techniques and skills
  • Experimenting with a wide variety of creative materials
  • Character Sculpting
  • Moulding and Casting
  • Design techniques
  • Turning 2D designs into 3D reality

  • A better understanding of the model making industry
  • To discover and develop new making techniques
  • To discover and work with new materials used within the industry
  • A variety of physical models to take home
  • Boost confidence and creativity!
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course Certificate of Attendance

Term Dates Time

Autumn term

23, 30 October | 6, 13, 20, 27 November | 4, 11 December 2021


Spring term

22, 29 January | 5, 12, 19, 26 February | 5, 12 March 2022


Meet your tutor

Hello, I’m Sophie, I’m a model maker with passion for creating and sharing my artistic knowledge through teaching. My model making industry experience is diverse and includes working on several stop-motion animated television series, visual merchandising displays for designer fashion houses, film, as well as theatre productions and more. My portfolio includes all sorts of weird and wonderful things from miniature food the size of a 1p coin all the way up to a giant shoe over 18m long! This means my skillset is varied and I love experimenting with new materials to discover their possibilities.

Entry requirements and fees

Ideally students should be aged between 12-15 years and be prepared to bring lots of energy and enthusiasm!

This course costs £199 and all course materials are provided by AUB.

Funded places

As part of our commitment to equal access in creative education and careers, we provide a limited number of funded places on our Saturday Art School. To be eligible for consideration, your child must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • The young person is currently eligible for Free School Meals.
  • Your current home postcode shows that you live in an area with low levels of progression to Higher Education. Check your eligibility for the POLAR4 measure – postcodes in the lowest 2 POLAR4 quintiles qualify.
  • Your current home postcode shows that you live in area that falls within the lowest 20 per cent of the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). Check you eligibility for the IMD measure – postcodes in the lowest 2 deciles qualify.
  • The young person has been in local authority care or looked after for three months or more.
  • The young person has caring responsibility for an immediate family member.
  • The young person has a disability.
  • A parent or carer of the young person is a serving member of the armed forces.

Contact the team

If you have any questions, get in touch with the Saturday Art School team on 01202 363222 or at