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3-D Design & Modeling

Explore 3-D design from concept to product creation. Using the engineering design process, you’ll identify a problem and solve it through your own invention or innovation. Turn ideas into 3-D models using SketchUp and Tinkercad software and learn about the 3-D printing process.

Who It's For

This course is for incoming sixth to eighth graders. 


John Parker is a STEM specialist and career and technical educator for Seattle Public Schools. He enjoys showing students the creative possibilities and applications of makerspace tools and technology. A longtime Summer Youth instructor, John won an Instructional Excellence Award from UW Continuum College in 2019. 

Brad Shigenaka is a middle school science curriculum specialist for Seattle Public Schools. He is an active maker hobbyist, always planning for his next summer project (this year: an augmented reality sandbox). He is a Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and received his B.A. in chemistry and master’s in teaching from the University of Washington.

More Information

See the Things to Know section for details about registration policies, transportation and parking, and more.


Jun 22–Jul 2, 2020

Sect. A-1
no class Jul 3
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
UW Seattle
Refund Deadline
May 13 (100%)
Opens late Feb