Introduction to Sketchup

October 5 - October 6, 2020

Introduction to Sketchup


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $150

Dates and Times:
Monday, October 5th ~ 6:00-9:00pm EST
Tuesday, October 6th, ~ 6:00-9:00pm EST

SketchUp is a powerful 3D design program that people worldwide use in conjunction with woodworking, sculpture, woodturning, and many other crafts. This hands-on course will get you working in SketchUp like a pro—even if you’ve never used the program before. You’ll begin with a good grounding in the basics: Understanding how the SketchUp tools work as well as four essential good practices to make SketchUp behave. You’ll learn why those good practices matter as you produce some simple models. At the end of the course, you’ll have the confidence you need to use SketchUp to plan and enliven your own work.

Materials and supplies you will need for this workshop:
• Laptop Computer (Mac or Windows) with a free version of SketchUp already installed. To get the correct version, go to and download the version called SketchUp Make 2017. It is perfectly OK to mess around with the program on your own prior to class!

Suggested reading:
• The “Design.Click.Build” blog about SketchUp on is useful even if you are not a woodworker.

This class will be conducted live on Zoom. Participants will receive an email from Peters Valley at least 48 hours prior that includes a link and a password. Only registered participants will be admitted.

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1. Remember that any audio/video communication may involve two-way camera and audio usage. This means that the instructor will need to see participants’ work and speak with them about it and may also be able to see and hear what is occurring in their home.
2. Do not make audio or video recordings of lessons. Without the permission of the instructor, Peters Valley School of Craft and other lesson participants, this may be illegal.
3. Do not provide access to the lesson to anyone other than the registered participant.
4. Maintain the confidentiality of other students if you are participating in a group lesson. All individuals participating may be able to see and hear what is occurring in your home.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult


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