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SHORT COURSES INVOLVING MODEL MAKING

Please click here for our list of full time courses.

Whilst we endeavour to keep all this information up to date, it is advised that you check the establishments website for current details of each course. If you come across any errors, please contact

SHORT COURSES IN MODELMAKING

 

WORKSHOPS AT 4D MODELSHOP
Workshops at 4D modelshop

We have now started to run one day model making workshops from our premises.

Please check here for details.

 

 

STOP MOTION ANIMATION COURSES

Jennifer Kidd, an experienced animator, sculptor, painter, model maker and graduate of the Royal College of Art, runs a number of short courses from her studio on London City Island. There are numerous sessions for each course during the year, check the website (link below) for dates and costs.

Animation short courses

COURSES

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

website

 

 

THREE DAY EYE MAKING WORKSHOP

Three Day Eye Making Workshop

WHEN?

Posponed - check website for rescheduled date

WHERE?

Unit 2 Aspen Way, Five Ways Business Centre, Feltham Middlesex TW13 7AQ

ABOUT THE COURSE

This three day training course is an introduction to materials and techniques used in the process of prop eye making. We will cover the making of eye blank moulds, how to detail the eyes and how to pressure cast and finish. This is a very unique opportunity to learn from Pete Tindall, mould maker and special effects artist who has worked on such films as Dumbo, Jurassic World, Solo: A Star Wars Story and more.

£300.00 per person plus VAT (including light refreshments)

Further information & booking: website

 

 

TWO DAY PROSTHETIC WOUND MAKING

2 Day Prosthetic Wound Making

WHEN?

Posponed - check website for rescheduled date

WHERE?

Unit 2 Aspen Way, Five Ways Business Centre, Feltham Middlesex TW13 7AQ

ABOUT THE COURSE

This 2 Day Prosthetic Wound Workshop is a very unique opportunity to learn from Pete Tindall, mould maker and special effects artist who has worked on such films as Dumbo, Jurassic World, Solo: A Star Wars Story & more!

£200.00 per person plus VAT (including light refreshments)

Further information & booking: website

 

 

BASICS OF MOULDMAKING SEMINARS

Basics of mould making and casting

WHEN?

Posponed - check website for rescheduled date

WHERE?

Unit 2 Aspen Way, Five Ways Business Centre, Feltham Middlesex TW13 7AQ

ABOUT THE COURSE

This full day seminar will cover the basics of mould making and casting. Using slides, videos and demonstrations of various techniques and materials we aim to maximise the learning experience.

£100.00 per person plus VAT (including light refreshments)

Further information & booking: website

 

 

ARCHITECTURAL MODEL MAKING FOR BEGINNERS

Short courses at Nottingham Trent University

WHEN?

06/10/20 - 24/11/20

WHERE?

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY
City campus

ABOUT THE COURSE

Tuesdays 6 - 8:30pm, eight weeks

Indicative maximum class size: 10

This course will help you visualise a space, read and scale down technical drawings, and find solutions to some of the challenges of architectural model making.

It's ideal for anyone interested in model making such as hobbyists and architecture professionals as well as theatre set designers, photographers and artists who'll find the skills transferrable to their own practice.

Course cost: £495 per person

Further information & booking: website

 

 

3D PRINTING

WHEN?

WHERE?

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY
City campus

ABOUT THE COURSE

28/11/20
Demo Day: 3D Printing

Saturday 10 am - 1 pm

Are you intrigued by how 3D printing is being used by designers today?

Do you want to de-mystify the technology and process?

Is 3D printing something you are considering in your own work, but are not quite sure how to start?

If so, come and find out more on our demo day, hosted by our experienced senior technician.

£25

 

09/03/20 - 12/03/21
3D Printing Workshop

Tuesdays 6 – 8:30 pm, three weeks

Indicative maximum class size: 6

On this course, you’ll gain a hands-on experience of 3D printing, with opportunities to explore materials and see how the equipment works, and to develop a personal project.

£195

 

Further information & booking: website

 

 

LASER CUTTING

WHEN?

WHERE?

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY
City campus

ABOUT THE COURSE

17/10/20
Demo Day: Laser Cutting

Saturday 10 am – 1 pm

Calling all makers, designers, professionals and hobbyists!

Are you intrigued by how laser cutting is being used by designers today?

Do you want to de-mystify the technology and process?

Is laser cutting something you are considering in your own work, but are not quite sure how to start?

If so, come and find out more on our demo day, hosted by our experienced senior technician.

£25

 

26/01/21 - 09/02/21
Laser Cutting Workshop

Tuesdays 6 - 8.30 pm, three weeks

Indicative class size: 8

On this course, you’ll gain a hands-on experience of laser cutting, with opportunities to explore materials and see how the equipment works, and to develop a personal project.

£155

 

Further information & booking: website

 

 

3D MODELMAKING - CONCEPT TO CONSTRUCTION

3D Modelmaking – Concept to Construction

WHEN?

Autumn term: Thursday 8 October – 10 December 2020
Continuation in Spring term: Thursday 14 January – 11 February 2021

WHERE?

ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH
Wallisdown
Poole
Dorset
BH12 5HH

ABOUT THE COURSE

15 Thursday evenings 18.00-21.00

The course encourages complete beginners or those with some previous experience to develop a broad-based set of essential skills, giving you the opportunity to develop a number of personal projects supported by a team of dedicated, knowledgeable and friendly industry professionals.

Taught by specialist tutors, Takara Dancy and David Speare, students will explore the world of professional modelmaking starting from basic architecture models, sculpting, moulding and casting, dioramas, etc. During the course students will have the time and opportunity to create a different model each week or continue with larger, more ambitious projects, using newfound essential and key industry skills.

You will have the chance to experiment and work with a variety of standard and specialist materials used in the construction of models and be encouraged to use resins, silicones, plastics and polymer clays. The Course tutors will guide you through set exercises each week, alongside demonstrations and presentations of prepared examples from sculpting, sets, architectural models, moulding figures to miniature landscapes. You will be challenged to produce professional models working in a rewarding, fun and vibrant environment.

This course is ideal for those who are considering working within the specialist field of modelmaking as a career choice and for those looking to study this subject, who may choose to apply to AUB’s BA (Hons) Modelmaking course.

Seminar Cost: £449 per person.

Further information & booking: website

 

 

MODELMAKING TECHNIQUES

David Neat model making short course

WHEN?

WHERE?

Deptford, London SE8

ABOUT THE COURSE

‘David Neat is a professional model-maker with more than 30 years experience in theatre, film, 3D design, architecture and exhibitions. He is a practicing sculptor and a qualified teacher. His book ‘Model-making: Materials and Methods’, a comprehensive, interdisciplinary book on model-making, was published by Crowood Press in 2008 and is fast becoming a teaching standard.’

David’s emphasis in these workshops is on accessible techniques of building, modelling, surfacing and finishing relevant to designers and makers in various disciplines. There is a focus on ‘realism’ in representation, geared more to theatre and film work, but the aim in keeping the course solidly materials-based and covering as many of those as possible in a short course may even stimulate architectural or product model-makers looking for something new. Each session will offer a wealth of information, supported by specially prepared examples and worksheets, and clarified through demonstrations and practical exercises. Areas covered include:

methods of constructing or shaping with card, plastics and foams; methods of making model furniture; mouldmaking in silicone rubber and casting in polyurethane resin; modelling with soft materials; techniques of soldering (demonstration); scenics, such as plants and trees; various surface/texture treatments and paint finishes.

Materials are provided, and participants need only bring some basic tools. Each will also bring with them their own varied knowledge and talent, making this a valuable opportunity to discuss and compare personal experience. Whether a beginner, or with more of a hobby interest, or a professional seeking more specific guidance…this unique course will help you on your way.

The cost per person will be £330. At present places are limited to just 6, for the most effective teaching and participation. This does however mean that courses do tend to book up quickly!

Further information & booking: website

 

 

MODELLING, MOULDMAKING & CASTING

 

WHEN?

7th - 11th September 2020

WHERE?

Deptford, London SE8

ABOUT THE COURSE

Participants are asked to bring some small objects for casting with them, fully 3D for 2-part mouldmaking and also simpler one-sided forms (or anyone who prefers can use objects from my own stock of examples). Independent projects may also be accommodated after discussion in advance if they involve the same, or similar, scheduled materials and processes ..i.e. it may be difficult to give them that much separate attention.

We begin by looking at the various mouldmaking options and preparing the 3D objects, culminating later in making both hollow and solid castings. The practical emphasis of the course is on mouldmaking using a standard, general-purpose silicone rubber and then casting in a few of the most commonly used materials .. principally polyurethane resin, casting plaster and polymer-modified plaster ( aka.‘Jesmonite’ ).

We will also look at other mouldmaking materials such as re-meltable Vinamold; liquid latex; life-casting alginate and so-called ‘Oogoo’.

By the third day the moulds are ready to start casting in different materials, including the addition of colourants and fillers, or press-casting in Sculpey and Polymorph. We will also be considering metallic ‘cold casting’ with polyester resin and absorption casting using latex or clay slip. Finally attention is given to methods of painting or patination.

The course is full-time, Monday to Friday, starting at 10.00 and finishing at 5.30 each day. The cost per person is £400 and all practical materials (and a full instructional CD) are included.

Further information & booking: website

 

 

CITY LIT

City Lit is London’s largest college for adult students and located close to Covent Garden.

City Lit offers short courses in Model making, Interior design and decoration, decorative surface treatment, garden design and computer aided design (Sketch up Pro, Vectorworks).

DESIGN AND MODEL MAKING

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, plus projects for advanced students.

You will be taught by experienced modelmakers, working with London's leading architectural and design practices.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

website

Email

t: 020 7492 2600

 

 

LONDON SCULPTURE WORKSHOP

London Sculpture Workshop

London Sculpture Workshop is the first, London based, not-for-profit, community interest based company with exceptional facilities for artists and those interested in making work in 3D.

They offer a continual program of excellent short courses including: Metal Fabrication, Wood Furniture Design, Introductory Welding for Artists, Silicone Mould Making, Glazing Techniques, Casting and Sculpting in Jesmonite and Casting in Concrete & Plaster.

They are based in Woolwich, South East London.

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

website

 

 

TWO DAY UPHOLSTERY COURSES

Dates: various
Run by: J A Milton

Our upholstery courses are designed both for beginners and the more advanced. Classes are small with 4-6 students and most courses have a tutor plus an assistant to ensure everyone gets time with the tutor but work and learn at their own speed.

The classes take place in our workshop in Ellesmere, Shropshire from around 9:15am until 5pm including a cold buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day. If you would like to come to us for a course we can recommend some of our local accommodation.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

website

t: 01691 624023

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