SketchUp Pro for beginners
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
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
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VF510
Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course is an introduction to developing 3D design ideas using a computer. 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.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
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?
The course will be delivered via Zoom which is a reliable online vehicle for this type of software. It offers remote
control of participants computers which is a very useful tool for problem solving. On going discussions, exercises and one to one help will ensure you get full support throughout the course.
The course consists of discussions and demonstrations and group and individual guidance.
To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.
- You will be taught using Zoom for the live sessions with your tutor and Google Classroom.
- You will need to login into our Google classroom before our sessions starts where all course materials will be stored.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You are required to buy a SketchUp license from https://www.educandi.co.uk/collections/sketchup-education
You will need to submit proof of enrolment and can contact Visual Arts to get this: Visual.Arts@citylit.ac.uk
Please note that the trial version is only valid for 30 days from activation and will not last the duration of the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
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.