3D Modelling for Jewellery and Objects – Teachers Edition

3D modelling with Fusion 360 - teachers edition

This Teacher focused 3D Modelling course is an introduction to designing jewellery and objects in a digital environment using Autodesk’s Fusion 360 software. This course aims to give teachers the confidence to introduce Fusion 360 to their students. Participants will also receive valuable teaching resources to use and adapt to their own classroom setting.

Learn how to 3D model your designs from scratch and export them for 3D printing and fabrication. Over this seven-week course, you will learn the principles and workflow of 3D modelling using Fusion 360 and have the opportunity to work on your own 3D modelling project with guidance and support.

This course will be taught online so you can learn from the comfort of your own home or office

At A Glance

  • $650 inc GST
  • A range of payment options are available. Please contact us to arrange invoicing to your school if required.
  • All Online Course - Weeknight | 6.30pm to 9.30pm
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Bronwen Williams is an excellent teacher. She has developed a program that truly understands how a novice in Fusion 360 can navigate and quickly master the interface, apply skills, and independently develop projects confidently.
This program will give you the skills to teach object making in Fusion 360 through the lens of Jewellery design.
The program is an excellent model for teaching Fusion to your students and the skills are transferable into a wide range of 3D modelling concepts.
I highly recommend this program for all TAS teachers wanting to learn AND teach Fusion.

Caroline O’Sullivan Head of Department, Technology & Applied Studies, SCEGGS Darlinghurst.

ABOUT THE COURSE

Fusion 360 Teacher’s Edition – An introduction to 3D Modelling for jewellery and objects teaches participants the fundamentals of 3D modelling over a seven-week course.

Online learning is presented via the Zoom platform and is supplemented and enhanced with a follow-up recording of the class sent out to participants each week. Past students have found this an invaluable learning aid to refer back to as they practice 3D modelling in their own time.

Participants will learn how to 3D model their designs in Autodesk’s Fusion 360 software and receive course content that can be adapted for teaching their own students.

The course will introduce the interface and principles of designing in Fusion 360, and then allow participants to practice their skills on individual projects.

Participants with existing experience in 3D modelling will consolidate existing skills, learn new tips and tricks, and have the invaluable experience of observing Bronwen Williams, an excellent educator present and teaching content and skills to beginners.

Jewellery making or design skills are not a prerequisite for this course. However, in this course, we use jewellery as an example of a “small object” that works well for demonstrating the software functionality.

WHY AUTODESK’S FUSION 360 SOFTWARE?

Fusion 360 is an intuitive Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Design software program that is often used for product design and has perfect tools for realising jewellery designs for 3D printing. Unlike many other (expensive!) CAD software programs, Fusion 360, both have a generous free download trial period and an ongoing free subscription option tailored to start-ups, hobbyists and teachers. Fusion 360 will allow you to learn how to design and 3D model using intuitive parametric, freeform, direct and surface modelling tools.


What To Expect

What You Learn

3D Modelling Principles – Demystifying CAD. How to draw and create forms on a screen

3D Modelling for fabrication – Demystifying CAM. How to get your designs off the screen and into your hand.

3D Modelling Tools and Workflow – Sketching, extruding, solid modelling, surface modelling and sculpting in Fusion 360 software

Rendering 3D models for concept work.

Using 3D modelling for an independent project.

What You Make

A classic ring design as your first 3D modelled project

An additional 3d Modelled design in consultation with your tutor

Participants will liaise with the tutor to decide the best approach to printing their designs at their own cost (which will be dictated by the size of their models and the materials chosen to print and/or cast in)

Class Size

To ensure the best experience for student this class is capped at 10.

Practicalities

How will the course be taught online?

  • This class will be presented via the Zoom platform. Zoom participation details will be sent to students ahead of class.
  • If you haven’t used the Zoom platform previously – it is fun and easy to learn after a simple download of the platform.

What is Included

  • A FREE 1-year subscription to Fusion 360 when you sign up to Autodesk’s Fusion 360 for student and educational use.
  • Course content that you can adapt and use in your own teaching context for teaching your own students.
  • Video recordings of each class can be downloaded and reviewed in your own time.

What do you need to bring

  • A reliable internet connection as classes are online
  • A computer capable of running Autodesk Fusion 360 software. System requirements can be found here.
  • Download Fusion 360 from the Autodesk website prior to the first class. You can register for an education account which will give you 1-year FREE subscription. Details will be shared in your enrolment confirmation email.
  • A ZOOM account and ZOOM downloaded to your computer. You can sign up to and download ZOOM free here.
  • The unique ZOOM meeting invitation for classes will be shared prior to your first class.
  • It’s good to have a sketchpad, pencil/pen and ruler handy.
  • It is recommended you use a mouse, instead of a trackpad while 3D modelling as it is more ergonomic.
  • We have found that students benefit from setting up two screens if possible- one for the Zoom meeting and another for Fusion 360. Some students use an iPad or similar for the Zoom meeting while using their laptop or computer for Fusion 360

Online Learning Etiquette

  • When learning online it is a best practice that students keep their microphones on mute to minimize background noise interfering with the class experience (unless they are addressing the group or asking a question of course).
  • Please join the class prepared to have your video on to create a welcoming, collaborative, and inviting online learning environment for all to share within the virtual classroom.

Safety

  • Be mindful of ergonomics when using a computer for an extended period of time

Payment Options

  • We understand that educational institutions may have unique requirements for paying for this course. Please contact us if you require an invoice for payment or would like to pay over the phone by credit card.
  • or Enrol below – you can secure your place on the spot!
  • or Enrol early and take advantage of our payment by instalments option to spread the payments out over three payments. This option is offered at check out.
  • 40% deposit followed by a 30%  payment six weeks out from your course, and the final 30% payment three weeks ahead of the course start date.

Just completed this class and absolutely love it. Very well suited for online learning and perfectly balanced content for all levels. The extra homework projects were a great way to brush up on skills learnt during the class each week. I feel comfortable enough with the program to now be able to work through my own projects and build on the training provided. Thanks so much!!

Row, 2021

Our Tutors

Why choose a jewellery making course at SquarePeg Studios?

Our courses are taught by highly experienced and passionate teachers who are practising contemporary jewellers. This is the closest to an accredited course – without the assignments, stress and cost – that Sydney has to offer. Students not only gain the satisfaction of designing and hand-making their own piece of jewellery they also have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at a contemporary professional jewellery studio while learning great new skills in jewellery techniques and design.

Bronwen Williams

Bronwen Williams is a Chinese-Australian artist living and working in Sydney. Her work investigates the nuances of contemporary cross-cultural identity through an experimental sound and installation practice.

Williams has recently completed her Masters of Fine Arts (Research) candidate at UNSW Art & Design. She has exhibited at a variety galleries across Sydney and NSW including UNSW Galleries, MOP Projects, 107 Projects, Gaffa Gallery and AirSpace Projects. She has previously collaborated on projects with artist Paul Gazzola and Paul Granjon as part of the ISEA in 2013 and co-curated the NOW now festival 2016 and 2017.

She is a co-founder of Studio Opi, a furniture and homewares object design studio in Sydney.

Epoch Vase by Bronwen Williams _Flower+A-Sill-1
Epoch Vase by Bronwen Williams _Flower+A-Sill-1

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