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Beautiful Little Buildings: Architectural Model Making for Beginners (one week)

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Model by student model making short course

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

Indicative maximum class size: 10

There's 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

6th August 2018 – 10th August 2018

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Course Description

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

It's 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'll 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.

What will you gain?

Upon completing this course you'll have a unique set of skills to enable you to continue model making with confidence.

The work you'll create will be ideal for building your portfolio as well as improving your architectural knowledge.

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

"Brilliant course. A great introduction and knowledgeable tutor." SR

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. 

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

Any questions? Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813