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.
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 (summer school): 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.
Tutor Profile (term time): Mark Beeston is a senior technician in the model making workshop at Nottingham Trent University.
He has over 20 years of experience within the creative industries as an independent designer, artist, maker and facilitator in areas such as sculpture, furniture, product research and development, theatre, film and outdoor play.
Click through above to book your place online.
If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate your needs.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
20 hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Maximum class size: 10
Creative Short Courses at Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG1 4FQ