Architectural Model Making for BeginnersNottingham Trent University
Architectural Model Making for Beginners
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 transferable to their own practice.
To attend this course no previous experience of model making is necessary - just plenty of enthusiasm.
It’s taught in NTU’s model making workshops, a well-equipped, dedicated learning space run by experienced technicians.
On this course, you will:
- learn classic model making tips and techniques such as skillful scalpel use, correct material choice, accurate measuring and cutting, gluing, sculpting, vacuum forming and spray painting
- be given a directed project, drawings and all the equipment to build a simple 1:100 scale model, with its own baseboard
- complete the project from original material to a professionally finished model
- photograph your finished work using a heliodon.
What will you gain?
Upon completing this course, you'll have a unique set of skills to enable you to continue model making with confidence.
The work you'll create will demonstrate how you can take your hobby or profession to a more advanced level.
Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment on the City Campus.
You'll develop your project in the well-equipped model making workshop in order to create exciting work, facilitated by expert supervision from our workshop technicians.
Based in our workshop’s dark room is our state-of-the-art Heliodon, a fantastic device that accurately demonstrates the motion of the sun, aiding the design of solar responsive architecture and spaces, which you'll have access to use during your short course.
You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.
Here's what our previous attendees have said:
“The facilities are amazing! I can’t believe the resources available.” CV
"Brilliant course. A great introduction and knowledgeable tutor." SR
Here are some previous attendees architectural models:
Tutor Profile (summer school): Adriana Clark is professional model builder and technician at Nottingham Trent University.
She has worked for many different architectural practices making hundreds of professional models in various scales.
She has a true passion for architectural model making and provides her students with the best support possible.
Her enthusiastic and lively personality also makes every session really good fun.
Tutor Profile (term time): Mark Beeston is a senior technician in the model making workshop at Nottingham Trent University.
He has over 20 years of experience within the creative industries as an independent designer, artist, maker and facilitator in areas such as sculpture, furniture, product research and development, theatre, film and outdoor play.
Need accommodation for the summer?
You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms. Accommodation can be booked online via the course homepage.
Suitability - Who should attend?
Entry requirement: No experience is required.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
20 - 25 hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Indicative class size: 10
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