A Scale Model is a three-dimensional representation of a physical model. Scale models are built to study the aspects of a design or to communicate design ideas. This course is designed to help all those wishing to learn about creating scale models of furniture, interior spaces, kiosks or set designs. We will also be creating life size objects!
This course provides a basic introduction to methods of constructing in sheet materials such as cardboard, foam board, chip board, paper (but not limited to these materials).
As you develop and learn the techniques in this course, you will gain confidence in creating any structure and be as creative you can be with simple materials!
DAY 1: Base Construction and Exploring Sheet materials
DAY 2: Fine Construction
DAY 3: Shaping and Modelling
DAY 4: Creating Surfaces
DAY 5: Room Construction
DAY 6: Furniture Construction
DAY 7: Fab Lab - Using laser Cutter to produce intricate structures
DAY 8: Elements of Urban Plan model making
DAY 9: Lighting Fixture / Adding Light in Scale Models
DAY 10: Final Project
DAY 11: Continuation of Final Project and Documentation
DAY 12: Presentation of Final Project
Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.
Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.
Cardstock / Chart Paper
glue gun / glue stick/ superglue and white glue
If possible to use Fab Lab just for 1 or 2 classes. designing and cutting using laser cutter
On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.
Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:
"Fareeha is an Interior Design graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar). She worked as a Marketing Professional, Interior & Graphic Designer, and also as a Freelancer for various projects in Qatar.
Most of her work is inspired by nature and is multi-functional. She believes that any art piece should not only look remarkable but should be functional and useful too. She is passionate about creating handmade objects/designs and is very detail oriented."