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Drawing for 3D Designers for 16-18 Year Olds

Drawing for 3D Designers for 16-18 Year Olds

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Rock Galpin


This packed drawing course will give students the core essential skills to practice any 3D design giving you skills that could be directly used in product, jewellery, furniture design and even interior and architectural design, but they can also be used to simply understand and communicate objects and spaces.

This course will teach you freehand sketch drawing skills, perspective drawing, simple product visualising for presentation of ideas and elevational drawing (orthorgraphic drawing).

The freehand sketch skills taught are essential for initial idea sketching, brainstorm and idea development of for example new product, lighting, furniture, and industrial designs, in fact any 3D product or space/place. These sketch skills are also essential to be able to develop, explain principles, construction and assembly of your designs to yourself and others.

You will also development of your skills in 1, 2 point perspective; learn the basic principles of elevational drawing or orthorgraphic drawing and learn simple techniques to help final presentation of your product/space.

The course will be run by the established and practicing product and furniture designer Rock Galpin.

Topics covered

  • Approaching Drawing
  • Drawing skills freehand and technical
  • Presentation skills

You will develop your freehand drawing skills, essential for any designer and your skills in 1, 2 point perspective drawing. You will learn the basic principles of elevational drawing or orthorgraphic drawing.

Entry level: Beginners

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

Tutor Description

Trained with 7 years design education, finishing at Central Saint Martins with an MA Industrial Design, Rock Galpin has set up a number of design companies including his current practice, Rock Galpin Studio, specialising in product and furniture design, founded in 2005, originating from Studio Orange, which he founded in 1995.

Rock has won a number of awards for his designs including The Laurent Perrier Design Award in 2005 and has been featured throughout the world in the press and TV alike.

Rock's clients include; Aram, Authentics, Boss Design, Frem, Diageo, Bartle Bogle & Hergarty, Covo, Candy & Candy, Connection Seating, Designers Guild, Heals, Purves & Purves, Weber Shandwick, Hill & Knowlton and Channel 4, The British Council, Conran Shop, Geoffrey Drayton, Bacardi Global Brands, Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi. In addition, Rock's own brand collection of design/supply furniture supplies to several architects and interior designers such as BDP, Swanke Hayden Connell, Featherstone Young and Waugh Thistleton.

Combined with his studio practice, Rock Galpin has also taught on the BA Product Design course for over 20 years and is a mentor on MA Industrial Design and is one of the original short course tutors now running seven short courses/online courses in furniture and product design at Central Saint Martins.


Please bring the following to the first session:

  • A full set of pencils, 2H to 6B/8B
  • A notebook

Available dates

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