Please note: As of March 26, 2020, our Technology Courses are temporarily unavailable for new enrollments. We plan to offer these courses again in the future. For updates, please check our website or subscribe to our mailing list.
*This is not a credit-bearing course, see note below.
In 3D Printing & Modeling, students learn how to sculpt, texture, arrange, and render 3D models in preparation for 3D printing. They learn to use Blender®, a powerful open-source, professional 3D Design software used in a variety of disciplines, including design, animation, visual effects and engineering. In doing so, students learn the most important concepts for creating within a digital 3D environment, including navigating the XYZ Axes, the importance of low-poly designs, combining and modifying simple shapes to create complex designs, and more.
This is a project-based course where students take on the role of creator. In addition to technical skills, students develop the creative, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills necessary to build amazing projects from start to finish. Throughout the course, students work with industry-standard tools used by professionals. If they need any help along the way with their coursework or projects, students can reach out to experts for support by e-mail, chat, or phone.
By the end of this course, students will have built an original, professional-grade project and developed the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become creators on their own, in further study, or professionally.
Important Note: Unlike our Middle School and High School courses, Technology courses are project-based and may not be considered to be credit-bearing courses by your school. Your student will work independently with access to on-demand, expert support. Contact us for more information!