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3D Design for 14 to 17 Year Olds Online Short Course

Course description

Join 3D Design for Teenagers aged between 14-17 years old and gain an exciting introduction to 3D design, a broad area, which can relate to sculpture, architecture, interior and spatial, product and jewellery design.

You will investigate and familiarise yourself with a range of 3D works as you explore new ideas and take part in the processes of design. You will explore drawing techniques, 3D making skills, communication and presentation techniques. Through these activities, you will be encouraged to explore design process through concept development, problem solving and developmental approaches.

This course will give you a real feel for the creative approaches used in an art school environment to feed your ideas and spark your inspiration.

Course outcomes

You will receive guidance on creating and documenting your work and gain skills that can be used in building a future portfolio. You will take away new knowledge as well as the work produced, including: drawings, photographic documentation of 3d work and sample portfolio sheets.

Who should attend

This course is aimed at teenagers aged 14 - 17 years with an interest in art and design, particularly 3D design. An ideal experience for students with an interest in art and design, or for those considering further studies in this subject. No prior experience is required.

For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain in easy to understand accessible English, if they use any special terminology we make sure they explain what it is they mean.
  • New methodologies will be explained to you in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • We even include live demonstrations of particular techniques so that you can see exactly how things should be done.
  • We also offer a bunch of learning resources for you to access outside of the live lessons. This allows you to ensure you are up to date and you can practice and review the things that are important to you. Practice makes perfect after all!

Live interactive classrooms:

  • We like to do things the right way, that's why all of our online classes are live, you won't find any recordings here (well apart from the recording we provide in case you miss a live session)
  • Expect live interaction with your classmates from around the world, our students come from far and wide
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Discuss topics related to your course in real time via your microphone and camera or if you're not feeling brave, in the chat box
  • Miss a class? Thats ok you can catch up in a recording which is available for 2 weeks after your course runs

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • However, we always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are a great addition to your CV.

All our online short courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes as our face to face courses
  • Lesson recordings, for review, so you never have to miss a class
  • Access to the virtual learning environment with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 2 weeks online access to the recordings of the live classroom sessions

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


Topics covered
  • Drawing / painting / collage – visual research
  • 3D work and construction working with sheet materials fabric, 2D to 3D
  • 3D weaving and installation work
  • Model making
  • Mixed media construction
  • Large 3D work


Online short course materials:

Please gather as many of the following items before the course:

  • string - 1 large ball
  • gardening twine (jute or sisal)
  • 1 large ball wool - 2 x 50 gm balls
  • needle and thread
  • old t-shirts / other items of clothing that can be cut up
  • plastic sheeting / tarpaulin / yoga mat / foam sheeting
  • stapler / staples elastic bands – 50+
  • paper clips - 100+
  • masking tape - 1 roll
  • sellotape - 1 roll
  • aluminium paper - 1 roll
  • scissors
  • flour - 1/5 kgs
  • table salt - 200 gm
  • bicarbonate of soda
  • food colouring
  • spaghetti - 500 gm
  • cutlery
  • roll of kitchen paper
  • sealable plastic containers
  • A4 paper - 50 sheets
  • assortment of newspapers, magazines
  • lining paper / white paper - rolls to share (approx 10m)
  • cardboard boxes
  • drawing materials
  • water based paints – assorted colours
  • assorted paint brushes
  • household brush
  • collected plant materials - pruning, twigs, small branches, grasses, flower stems.

Technical Requirements:

Prior to the start of your course, please ensure you have:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection, we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -

Meet the Tutor:

Join 3D Design for Teenagers aged between 14-17 years old and gain an exciting introduction to 3D design, a broad area, which can relate to sculpture, architecture, interior and spatial, product and jewellery design.

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