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3D Design Idea Generation for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Central Saint Martins
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This course will develop through a series of fast-paced one-day projects, in which you will generate ideas, evaluate concepts and create 2D and 3D visualisations to support your design. Alongside this, you will build confidence in the design process and research methods, developing the critical thinking necessary to communicate and present your ideas verbally and in writing. You will learn how to provide feedback for others and how to respond to critique. A final self-initiated project will give you the opportunity to put your experiences into practice and ultimately equip you with the skills needed to respond to creative briefs. The corresponding final presentation will help you reflect on your work and give you the ability to discuss it with others. 

You will learn how to generate and develop ideas for 3D design, ability to have critical thinking and when and how to use research and feedback in the design process.

Topics covered

  • Design process
  • Critical rigour
  • Research methods
  • Generating ideas and developing concepts
  • Giving and receiving relevant feedback
  • Sketching and model making techniques
  • Communicating ideas verbally and in writing
  • Applications and written statements

Who should take this course?

This course is for anyone who wants to develop and discover their skills within 3D design, including areas such as product design, ceramics, jewellery, furniture and sculpture. The course will be particularly useful if you plan to study at Foundation and BA level.

Enrty requirements

A good command of written and spoken English is required. Good drawing skills would be advantageous but not a requirement. 

Level: Beginners


Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only

Tutor Description


Please bring the following with you to the first session:

  • A3 sketchbook (paperback)
  • Variety of pencils (colour and graphite)
  • Variety of pens (black fine liner and colours)
  • Scotch tape and masking tape 
  • Scissors 
  • Scalpel and Stanley knife
  • A4 cutting mat
  • 30cm/12in metal ruler
  • Geometry set square ruler
  • Drawing Compass
  • Super glue (30sec)


Available dates

If no dates are showing then please Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.