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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: R2400.00
Dates:

Tuesday 6 August – 5pm – 8pm
Thursday 8 August – 5pm – 8pm

Tuesday 13 August – 5pm – 8pm
Thursday 15 August – 5pm – 8pm


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: R2400.00
Dates:

Tuesday 6 August – 5pm – 8pm
Thursday 8 August – 5pm – 8pm

Tuesday 13 August – 5pm – 8pm
Thursday 15 August – 5pm – 8pm

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: 2 x 6 hour sessions (1 hour lunch break)
Fees: R2400.00

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.

Duration: 5 x 3 hour sessions 

Fees: R2800.00
Dates: 
Tuesday 6 August – 5pm – 8pm
Thursday 8 August – 5pm – 8pm

Tuesday 13 August – 5pm – 8pm
Thursday 15 August – 5pm – 8pm

Tuesday 20 August – 5pm – 8pm

The African Institute for the Interior Design Professions has assessed and validated this IID CPD Activity. The activity carries 4 IID CPD credits. Activity reference number: GDC/2018.09.04.01 IID Members will receive a 10% discount.

The South African Council for Educators (SACE) has endorsed this activity for 10 CPTD points.  Provider Number HE13196. 


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.

Introductory 1 Day Textile course
Fees: R1000.00
Saturday 3 August 2019
9am-1:30pm

FULL 6 DAY TEXTILE COURSE
6 x 6 hr Sessions on Saturdays 
Fees: R5500.00

Dates:
Saturday 17 August – 
9am-2pm
Saturday 24 August – 9am-2pm
Saturday 31 August – 9am-2pm
Saturday 7 September – 9am-2pm
Saturday 14 September – 9am-2pm
Saturday 21 September – 9am-2pm


DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOPS

Design Thinking for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation Brew: How might we reinvent coffee?

Use gdcTHiNK to reinvent coffee and create a better all-round caffeinated experience.

Date: Saturday 27 July

Times:   09:00 – 13:30

Business thrives on coffee and coffee is big business. But the whole experience of buying, brewing, drinking and finishing up after your coffee can leave a bitter taste in your mouth. Identify the pain points in your quest for the perfect cup of joe and use the design thinking process to reinvent coffee and create a better all-round caffeinated (or decaf) experience.

The purpose of the workshop is to introduce participants to user-centred design thinking as a method for solving problems creatively and for driving innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a practical workshop based on a learning-by-doing approach. The workshop follows 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.

Price: Grade 10, 11 & 12 Learners – R350  

School Teachers – R500 to earn 5 CPD POINTS

IID Members – R1500 to earn 2 CPD POINTS

The Thirsty Public: R2000

Space is limited so book now. Bookings close Wednesday 24 July. GDC reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to insufficient registrations.

An express introduction to design thinking and innovation: Complete a design thinking sprint. 
The African Institute for the Interior Design Professions has assessed and validated this IID CPD Activity. The activity carries 2 IID CPD credits. Activity reference number: GDC2018/07.

The South African Council for Educators has endorsed this activity for 5 CPTD points.  Provider Number HE13196

Contact reception at 011 646 1984 or email info@designcenter.co.zafor more information or to inquire about the Game Changer workshop for teachers, endorsed by the Idea Collective and SACE for 10 CPTD points.


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Partner with GDC on a range of opportunities to bolster your creative edge. GDC offers tailor-made student briefs for innovative concepts and research, or Design Thinking Workshops to understand targets, idea generation and testing.

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