SketchUp Pro for beginners
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: VF507
Available start dates
Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course is an introduction to developing 3D design ideas digitally using SketchUp Pro to produce professional looking results. The SketchUp Pro software is very user-friendly and enables wonderful perspectve drawings. It is ideal for planning interior design projects and proposals,but can also be used for modelling objects and outdoor spaces.The SketchUp Pro software is sufficiently adapatable to be relevent for the home enthusiast and professionals alike.
What will we cover?
- Creating 3D images directly on the computer
- Visualising the model from different view points
- Introducing textures and finishes
- Incorporating simple shadows
- Saving the model as an image
- Preparing images for printing.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Create 3D images directly on the computer
- Visualise the model from different view points
- Introduce textures and finishes
- Incorporate simple shadows
- Save the model as an image
- Prepare images for printing.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a beginners course. We will introduce all students to SketchUp Pro, but you will need to come with a basic understanding of computer use and manipulating a computer mouse.You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in its design studios.
We use Google Classroom E-learning platform which will store all tasks, notes and resources. You will be sent an email with the necessary information and will need to login into your Google classroom before each sessions starts.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The latest professional equipment and software are available for your use throughout the course. It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can develop your skills further in our SketchUp Pro stage 2 course. City Lit offer a range of courses to suit different levels in Interior Design, Vector Works, SketchUp Pro, Axonometric Drawing, model making, Photoshop and Illustrator to enhance your Interior Design practice.
Nick Williamson studied both Interior Design and 3D Design, subsequently working as an interior designer for hospitality projects including Rank Hotels and as the senior designer for high street retailer W H Smith. He then returned to study – graduating with an MA in Furniture Design - after which he set up as an independent furniture designer/maker making bespoke pieces for both corporate and private clients. He now combines his design work with teaching and is a design tutor and lecturer at several design schools, universities and colleges. A personal interest in CAD software has led to him specialising in Vectorworks, AutoCAD and SketchUp. He enjoys showing students the possibilities of what these programs can achieve and is experienced at teaching at all levels.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.