3D Design & CAD Modeling

Master the fundamentals of CAD (computer-aided design) for 3D printing, architecture and engineering. In this course, you’ll learn how to work with Tinkercad and SketchUp software to turn your ideas into 3D models. Design challenges will include structures, toys, tools, architecture and trophies. Participate in friendly competitions with other students for bragging rights for the best model! At the end of the course, you’ll have a solid understanding of these two CAD programs and be ready to keep learning on your own. We’ll also explore careers connected to 3D design.

Who It’s For

This course is for 7th to 8th graders. 


Steve Howard

More Information

This remote course is taught via  Zoom video conferencing. Classes meet in real time and are not recorded. The instructor uses a blend of whole group discussion, small group/partner work and individual work time.

To participate, you should have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection and a headset and webcam. A 3D printer is not required, but if you have one, you’ll be able to print 3D models from both Tinkercad and SketchUp.

See the Policies section for details about registration policies and more.


Jan 3–Mar 9, 2022

No class Jan 17 and Feb 21
Mon, Wed
6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Refund Deadline
Dec 13, 2021