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Saturday Art School – Modelmaking

3D Design and Modelmaking - an Introduction

This highly imaginative and hands-on modelmaking course has been specially designed for budding artists aged 12-15 to learn more about modelmaking, as well as learn new skills and techniques to design and create unique pieces in 3D.

Course overview

This imaginative and practical course for young artists aged 12–15 years old runs on Saturday mornings and is available to study in either our autumn or spring term. Check out the term dates and other course details below.

Dates

Saturday 1 October 2022 – 19 November 2022

Duration and times

8 Saturdays 9.30–12.30

Tutor

Jessica Tipper

Fee

£209

Class capacity

16

Dates

Saturday 28 January 2023 – 18 March 2023

Duration and times

8 Saturdays 9.30–12.30

Tutor

Jessica Tipper

Fee

£209

Class capacity

16

Course details

This course has been specially developed for young modelmakers or lovers of 3D creations aged 12–15 that’re taking their first steps into the vast and exciting subject that is modelmaking and 3D design.

Throughout the course our budding modelmakers will receive valuable and specialist insight into the world of modelmaking. Each 8-week term offers brand new projects providing students with the opportunity to experiment with a wide range of materials and gain confidence with making and creating unique work.

Each week students will learn a variety of new skills in modelmaking and 3D design using industry-standard specialist equipment, materials and techniques. 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!

Our 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!

 We understand how important young creative artists are – they've so much potential, untapped abilities, and enthusiasm. On this course they’ll be supported to fully explore their creative talent and future potential as a modelmaker or 3D designer.

We encourage our young artists to be themselves, and as such we harness a budding artists’ natural style and flair, therefore enabling them to utilise existing creative interests and acquire new skills in the development of their own unique creative visual language.

It goes without saying, too, that we ensure all our young learners are included, respected, and supported every step of the way on their creative journey with us.

  • Learning professional, industry level techniques and skills
  • Experimenting with a wide variety of creative materials
  • Learning how to safely and appropriately use a range of hand tools
  • Sculpting
  • Moulding and casting
  • Design techniques to turn 2D designs into 3D reality

  • Enable young modelmakers and aspiring 3D designers to gain a good understanding of the scope of the modelmaking industry and the many opportunities available within it
  • Provide students with the chance to work with a variety of materials that're used within the film and television industry, architectural modelmaking, theatre productions, shop window displays and more
  • Give young artists the chance to use creative flair, experiment with new techniques and then refine them under the guidance of the tutor, setting them up well for endless possibilities of future making projects

  • A better understanding of the modelmaking industry
  • To discover and develop new 3D making techniques
  • To discover and work with new materials used within the industry
  • A variety of physical models to take home
  • Boosted confidence and creativity!
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Saturday Art School certificate of attendance

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

All course materials are provided.