Introduction to design and model making
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
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Course Code: VF441
Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
What is the course about?
An introduction to three dimensional model making, using a variety of simple materials and techniques to achieve effective 3D models, suitable for architecture, interior design or photographic/ art projects. This course is for beginners, with projects for advanced students.
What will we cover?
- Working out the scale and size of the model
- Planning the construction
- Realising supportive drawings
- A short introduction to Sketch Up and its use for model making
- Model making with a variety of simple materials such as wood and card.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- build a simple model to scale
- use a variety of materials and techniques for model making
- follow good studio practice.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No particular skills are needed but some knowledge of Art and Design and Maths will be useful. This course is for anyone with an interest in interior design, architectural and 3D design and model making for animation or photography.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, hand-outs and for 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?
The course will be a mixture of lectures, work demonstrations, one to one tuition, practical work on individual sample projects and informal group discussions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Most basic materials and equipment are provided. Useful tools to bring with you are a craft knife, a scalpel handle, 300mm steel rule, 150mm steel rule, 100mm engineers square. You should to bring a hardback sketchbook or sketchpad for idea development and a notebook for documentation. You might wish to bring/ purchase additional materials during the course as advised by your tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Develop your modelling skills further with VG514 Sketchup Pro intensive for beginners.
City Lit offer a range of courses in Interior Design, Vector Works, SketchUp Pro, Axonometric Drawing, model making, Photoshop and Illustrator to enhance your 3D Design practice.
Ro Sylvester is a veteran of film and theatre, having made costume and props for productions such as ‘Hellraiser’ and ‘Legend’ back in the ‘80s. She ran a costume studio in Covent Garden for some time, supplying the Opera House and other West End Theatres with costumes and props. Ro also made many props and costumes for pop videos including Eddie Grant, Supertramp and New Order. From the early ‘90s, she worked in secondary and 6th form teaching, delivering exam courses in Design Technology, Textiles, Graphics, Computer Graphics and Model Making. Having retired from teaching three years ago, Ro has worked to private commission in retail display, commercials and theatre. She has also worked as a tutor at City Lit, teaching; Model Making, Prop Making, Perspective, Pastel drawing and general creativity skills. This year she is making props for Xmas displays for stores in New York, Bordeaux and London. Ro runs a lively and fast moving classroom, helping students to explore their potential and progress onto other courses where applicable. You can see much of her work and that of her students on her website.
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.