Jan 20, 2016 Wednesday
(Almost full)
Tribe Porty
19 Windsor Place
Portobello, Edinburgh GB

Use Blender, Traditional Model Making/3d Printing And Sketching To Design/Create Your Own Imaginary City! Have you ever dreamed of creating your very own imaginary city for artwork, comics, illustrations, animations, computer games or just for your own fun? This workshop will show you how and expand your limits of creativity and imagination by using free open source 3D/2D animation software including Blender, traditional sketching and model making and even look at 3d printing techniques. This workshop is based on James Abell's book of the same name. Check out a Slideshare of young learners who did the project- http://www.slideshare.net/James3DS/design-a-city-project Check out a complete video of the process in Blender- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61rhpJwEfZs

Bring one of the following:
Bag of Rice, brown preferebly
Brown wholemeal pasta

About the teacher, James Abell

I grew up in North Norfolk, England. I always made things, took toys apart, drew and enjoyed the outdoors. After graduating in Interior Design, Edinburgh College Of Art in 1999, I went into 3d computer graphics visualisation. I was never entirely satisfied with only creating things on a 2d screen, so I returned to drawing and regularly making real objects, in turn, I started to mix this again with 3d graphics to utilise the best of both medias. Recently, I completed art residencies in Montreal, Canada EchoFab FabLab and also the London FabLab where I learned to integrate 3d printing, laser cutting and adding interactivity with arduinos into my artwork. I balance my own artwork with training/transferring my knowledge to others and giving them inspiration.