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

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

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Shane Waltener


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.

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

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with expert tutors
  • Practical assignments
  • Personal feedback
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • 3 months online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

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

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.


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

Tutor Description

Shane Waltener Trained as a sculptor, his work draws inspiration from craft traditions and processes. Objects and installations reference a broad range of making practices, from needlecraft and sugarcraft to textile weaving and basketry. At its core Shane's work is rooted in ideas of ecology and the reuse and recycling of material. His fluency with materials and processes allow him to play with scale in his work, from enormous pieces covering the central atrium of the V&A to smaller scale experiments with grasses, sugar and balloons.

Shane has exhibited work worldwide. He is a lecturer in at the University of the Arts, London and associate artist with Entelechy Arts.  He has recently co-authored Practical Basketry Techniques, a publication by A&C Black.

Take a look at Shane's website


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 -

Available dates

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