Product Design for 16 to 18 Year Olds (Weekend)
This weekend course is a fast-pace and hands-on introduction to product design. You will get a taster of the key skills needed to design within the field of 3D objects and the development of these. This includes research, generating ideas, sketching and model making...
Taught by: Alexander Hinnerskov.
This weekend course is a fast-pace and hands-on introduction to product design. You will get a taster of the key skills needed to design within the field of 3D objects and the development of these. This includes research, generating ideas, sketching and model making. The course is taught through project-driven learning as well as short lecture-style talks and workshops. The focus of the weekend will be hands-on experimentation through exploration of materials and three-dimensional form. This course gives an insight into what it is like studying at Central Saint Martins and is an ideal opportunity for prospective students to obtain work suitable for portfolio applications.
Course level Beginners
Who is the course aimed at?
This course is ideal for young creatives (16 – 18 year-olds) who wish to improve their product design skills.
What will they take away from the course?
Drawings, sketches and sketch models
What are the key topics the course will cover?
- The deign process in Product Design
- Technical drawing
- Martials and manufacturing processes
- Generating ideas
- Model making
What will the students achieve?
- Understanding of the deign process
- Knowledge of how things are made
- Improved drawing skills
- Ability to make models through understanding of material and form
How will the course be taught?
- Hands-on making
- Project work
- Short lecture-style talks
Good drawing skills would be advantageous but not a requirement
Danish designer Alexander Hinnerskov graduated in 2007 with a BA Honours in Product Design from CSM. His interdisciplinary approach has led him to work with fashion, visual merchandising, styling, interior design and product design. Having experience in all aspects of the creative process across design disciplines has meant working with brands such as Selfridges, Esquire Magazine, Swarovski, Tomasz Starzewski and Alexander McQueen.
Please bring the following materials to the first session
A3 portrait sketchbook (paperback)
Variety of pencils (colour and graphite)
Variety of pens (black fine liner and colours)
Scotch tape and masking tape
Scalpel and Stanley knife
30cm/12in metal ruler
Geometry set square ruler
Super glue (30sec)
Rodgers, Paul & Alex Milton, Product Design, 2011, London, Laurence King Publishing Ltd.
Thompson, Rob, Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals, 2007, London, Thames & Hudson Ltd.
Williams, Gareth, 21 Designers for twenty-first century Britain, 2012, London, V&A Publishing