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Beautiful Little Buildings: Architectural Model Making - Beginners (Summer School)

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Model by student model making short course

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

There is something very special about little buildings - something both fascinating and beautiful.

This practical course will help you to understand how to scale down, read technical drawings and find solutions to some of the challenges of model making. The skills learnt on this course are easily transferable to other disciplines and will help you understand design and visualise space.

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Course Dates

3rd July 2017 – 7th July 2017

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Course Description

To attend this course no previous experience is necessary, just plenty of enthusiasm.

It is ideal for anyone interested in model making such as hobbyists, students, graduates and architecture professionals as well as theatre set designers, photographers and artists who will find the skills very useful in their own practice.

On this course you will:

  • learn classic model making tips and techniques such as skilful scalpel use, correct material choice, accurate measuring and cutting, gluing, sculpting, vacuum forming and spray painting
  • be given a directed project, drawings and all the equipment to build a simple 1:100 scale model, with its own baseboard
  • complete the project from original material to a professionally finished model, and photos of your finished work will be taken before you proudly carry it home.

What will you gain?

Upon completing this course you will have a unique set of skills to enable you to continue model making with confidence. The work you will create will be ideal for building your portfolio as well as improving your architectural knowledge.


Tutor profiles: Adriana Clark is professional model builder and technician at Nottingham Trent University. She has worked for many different architectural practices making hundreds of professional models in various scales. She has a true passion for architectural model making and provides her students with the best support possible. Her enthusiastic and lively personality also makes every session really good fun.

“The facilities are amazing! I can’t believe the resources available.” CV, Summer 2012

"Brilliant course. A great introduction and knowledgeable tutor." SR, Summer 2014

Not from Nottingham? Find out more about summer accommodation on our doorstep.

Any questions?

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

Looking for credit?

This course is for enthusiasts, professionals, graduates and students. If you're an international student the course is part of the NTU Global Summer School and can offer 5 NTU credits (2.5 ECTS). If you wish to gain this credit and transcript please complete the application form on the global summer school webpage: www.ntu.ac.uk/globalsummer. Applying for credit is not compulsory.