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UW Youth & Teen Programs

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 Should Register 

This course is for seventh and eighth graders. 


Steve Howard 

More Information

This remote course is taught via Canvas and/or Zoom video conferencing. Classes meet in real time and are not recorded. 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 page for details about registration policies, COVID-19 vaccination and more.


Oct 4–Dec 13, 2022

No class Nov 24
Tue, Thu
6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Refund Deadline
Sept 13, 2022