This course will help you visualise a space, read and scale down technical drawings, and find solutions to some of the challenges of architectural model making.
It's ideal for anyone interested in model making such as hobbyists and architecture professionals as well as theatre set designers, photographers and artists who'll find the skills transferrable to their own practice.
To attend this course no previous experience of model making is necessary - just plenty of enthusiasm.
It’s taught in NTU’s model making workshops, a well-equipped, dedicated learning space run by experienced technicians.
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
- photograph your finished work using a heliodon.
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 demonstrate how you can take your hobby or profession to a more advanced level.
Entry requirement: No experience is required.
Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment on the City Campus.
You'll develop your project in the well-equipped model making workshop in order to create exciting work, facilitated by expert supervision from our workshop technicians.
Based in our workshop’s dark room is our state-of-the-art Heliodon, a fantastic device that accurately demonstrates the motion of the sun, aiding the design of solar responsive architecture and spaces, which you'll have access to use during your short course.
You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.
Here is what our previous attendees said:
“The facilities are amazing! I can’t believe the resources available.” CV
"Brilliant course. A great introduction and knowledgeable tutor." SR
Tutor Profile: 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.
Click through above to book your place online.
Need accommodation for the summer?
You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms. Information on booking accommodation can be provided once your place on the course is confirmed.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
20 hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Maximum class size: 10
This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.