"Look mom- Monsters!!!!" [Mini-Makers: Intro to Digital Sculpting]

Mini-Makers class Only.
So you want to work in the Movies? No? That's OK too ...just making your cool creations is cool.

Remember when you played with Playdoh or Plasticine - how easy it was to create cool shapes and creatures, well that's exactly how Gollum and the other creatures you see on screen we're made... the difference is as well as making them in clay, the Weta artists also used tools like Sculptris and it's big sister Z-Brush to 'virtually' make, texture and paint stuff. Have you seen the little figures at the Games Workshop for role play?...we can make them in any shape you want - all you need is your imagination and we'll show you how!

Still keen? Well The Wellington Makerspace has a resident artist called Maddie and she is probably the worlds best at Z-brush and has done heaps of books and DVD's on making monsters and aliens and is currently working making movie stuff at Weta Digital....Maddie wants to share skills and knowledge with you guys - how cool is that?

This 2 hour introductory workshop will show the basics to get going on your new adventure with virtual modelling and you can even use it to create things for including in Games, movies and if you want one on your desk - we can even 3D print it!*

*Mmmmm chocolate monsters. But that won't be on this workshop - we just don't have the time.

However - the best bit is we'll be using FREE open source software so you will be able to download and carry on learning at home :) You never know...you might one day be making movies or top games too as a career!

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  • Madeleine Spencer (.

    Thanks so much for coming everyone. I had a great time and it was so nice seeing everyone, kids and parents (and Lee - the bigger kid ;) , enjoying the fun of sculpting. :) I hope to see you all again at other events!

    ~Maddie

    3 · March 21, 2013

    • Holly

      Thank you Maddie!you have opened a whole new world of nerd time for my son that I actually really approve of and will be encouraging,and quite likely playing with myself once we have the program installed,thank you for sharing your talented skills!

      1 · March 21, 2013

    • Madeleine Spencer (.

      Thanks so much! It was a treat to be there.
      Your boy is lucky to have a sculptor mom to give him tips! :)

      March 21, 2013

  • Claire Anna May T.

    Amon had a great time, looking forward to installing the prog on our home computer -Thanks for sharing your knowledge Maddie and thanks for putting these shindigs on Lee - looking forward to many more rad activities.

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Maddy was terrific and we'll be using the software and expertise for a good long time!

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Carmen D.

    Ian says that it was lots of fun!

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Victoria Q.

    Fascinating. If his conversation afterwards is anything to go by, Felix really enjoyed himself. Thanks again Maddy.

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Holly

    hi,my 9 year old son coming,and i will or my friend will be supporting him ,do we pay too in this case?thanks

    March 19, 2013

    • Lee B.

      Hi Holly - as this is a Mini-Makers event and you're the chaperone, you'll only pay for the wee-un :)

      March 20, 2013

  • Aly

    Just kids attending ~ Cheers ; )

    March 15, 2013

  • Victoria Q.

    For Felix

    March 1, 2013

  • Sarah

    2 kids participating + 1 adult supporting

    March 1, 2013

  • Carmen D.

    1 adult, 1 child (Ian: age 8)

    March 1, 2013

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