Event Information

This course is suitable for young people aged 10-14 years and is open to all ability levels. Beginners may have no experience but should have a strong interest in drawing, cartoons, animation and graphics in games. The course is ideal for improvers with some experience in Animation or Art as well as for advanced students looking to learn 3D character modelling and to experience printing with a 3D printer.

The course is accessible for young people of all abilities who can participate in practical art activities and use a computer. We provide a learning support worker and a carer or support worker may assist if required. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

Parents are not expected to accompany children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.

What will you learn on this course?

On this course you will learn how to develop a concept and design a 3D character using modelling software that will then be printed using a 3D plastic printer.

This course will support you to develop your creative thinking and idea generation skills. You will understand the processes you went through in the development of your character design and be able to show evidence to support this.

This course is taught by tutor Catherine Jones who has over twenty years’ experience in engineering and technology. From military RADAR and precision measurement to installing and servicing digital CCTV systems. It was in developing exhibits at the Science Museum in London that she found her passion for mixing her technical know how with creativity and love of the absurd and unusual. 

On completing this course you can expect have developed concept artwork for original fun characters

Do you need to bring anything?

You don’t need to bring anything as all materials and equipment is provided.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course. The price includes printing 1 small 3D character.

Who teaches this course?

James Hannam