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Short Courses

Courses are designed by experts in the Design field.

DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION

Learn how to draw and colour in Adobe’s powerful Illustration package, and how to do digital painting and collaging in Photoshop.

Duration: 4 x 3 hour sessions

Fees: R4200.00

Dates: 29 September 2018 – 20 October 2018

Time: 09h00 -12h00

3D DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION

This course will teach you the basic principles of 3D illustration. You will learn how to create basic meshes from 2D profiles, material application, lighting, fluid simulation and rendering.

Duration: 4 x 3 hour sessions

Fees: R4200.00

Dates: 29 September 2018 – 20 October 2018

Time: 09h00 -12h00

PHOTOGRAPHY

Learn how to use the functions of a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera, control shutter speed, depth of field and film speed. This workshop will also cover the basic principle of photography, which will include composition and lighting.

Duration: 4 x 3 hour sessions

Fees: R4200.00

Dates: 29 September 2018 – 20 October 2018

Time: 09h00 -12h00

SKETCHUP

Learn the basic tools of Sketchup and turn your imagination into three-dimensional drawings of environments or objects. Render the drawings in SU Podium and 3D print your designs in a Fab Lab.

Duration: 5 x 3 hour sessions

Fees: R5200.00

Dates: 6 October 2018 – 3 November 2018

Time: 09h00 -12h00

TEXTILE DESIGN

The need for fabric with a unique South African identity provides ample opportunities for a young entrepreneur. Printed fabric with a South African identity will provide the young fashion designer, interior designer, crafter or fine artist with the opportunity to develop a unique product for the local or international market.

Saturday Morning classes

Fees: R6000.00

Dates:29 September 2018 – 17 November 2018 

Time: 09h00 -12h00

DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOPS

The purpose of the workshop is to introduce participants to design-based learning (DBL) and the design thinking process as a methodology for creative problem-solving. It ispractical workshops based on a learning-by-doing approach. The workshop follows the format of a design challenge, where participants work in groups to solve a given problem. In doing so, the participants are exposed to different aspects of design thinking and are guided through the phases of the design process in a practical and hands-on manner. The workshops demonstrate the potential of design thinking to solve problems creatively and to promote the so-called Four C’s of 21st Century learning, namely critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.

Duration: 8 hrs

Fees:

Teachers R500.00

Students R300.00

Accreditation: Endorsed the IDEA Collective and SACE for 10 CPTD points, provider no. HE 13196.

Join one of GDC’s scheduled Design THiNKing workshops or contact Maria Thiel on 082 891 6303 or at maria@designcenter.co.za for more information and to arrange an exclusive workshop for your team. They make for great teambuilding events with a purpose.

DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOPS

The purpose of these workshop is to introduce participants to user-centred design thinking as a method for solving problems creatively and for driving innovation and entrepreneurship. They are practical workshops based on a learning-by-doing approach. The workshops follow the format of a high-energy design sprint, where participants work in teams to complete a design challenge in four hours. In doing so, the participants are exposed to different aspects of design thinking and are guided through the phases of the design process in a practical, fun and hands-on workshop as they attempt to solve a problem creatively and innovatively. Framed as user-centred design challenges, the workshops emphasise the user or customer’s needs and problems as an important driver in entrepreneurial and innovative thinking. The workshops are aimed at, but not limited to, corporates interested in business innovation and entrepreneurship.

Duration: 4 hrs

Fees: R2000.00 pp

Accreditation: Endorsed by the IDEA Collective.

Join one of GDC’s scheduled Design THiNKing workshops or contact Maria Thiel on 082 891 6303 or at maria@designcenter.co.za for more information and to arrange an exclusive workshop for your team. They make for great teambuilding events with a purpose.


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