6.7. and 6.20. Let’s 3D Print – Full-day Children Workshop

600_437185602Imagine being a designer, making some great 21st century products, inspired by traditional Chinese culture.

This workshop offers you this experience. We challenge you to transform traditional Chinese culture into a 3D printed product in just one day! Can you do it?

In this fun and hands-on workshop, you will become familiar with the design process, working in teams on 3D modeling and 3D printing. We end the day with a series of self-designed and printed products, ready to take home.

Let’s 3D Print!


  • Ages 11-17
  • Class size limited to 12 per session
  • No prior experience is necessary
  • Please bring your own laptop and mouse to the workshop.


This 6 hour course is all about turning an idea into a 3D product. The course will cover the basics of 3D modeling in 123D Design and will offer participants to print their design on a Up Plus 2 3D printer, courtesy of Beijing Tiertime Technologies. 3D Printers and material will be provided.


Course Highlights:

  • Collecting ideas for design: get inspired by Chinese culture
  • Introduction to 3D Printing – What is 3D Printing?
  • Download and Install 123D Design (free software)
  • Creative design process
  • Instructions on 3D modeling with 123D Design
  • Live 3D Printing!
  • Looking to the future: what can we do with 3D Printing?



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  • Diana Guzijan

Designer, Art & Design teacher

Diana is a Dutch designer, who recently moved to Beijing. She is a graduate from both Delft University of Technology and Amsterdam School of the Arts. Over the last years she has been developing and leading many creative workshops, using digital media as a tool to take a better look at the world around. She worked for various schools and art institutions, including ZB45 Makerspace and the Rijksmuseum, both located in Amsterdam, where she, amongst other programs, designed and led children courses.

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  • Ami Nigam

Architect, Designer

Ami is an Indian architect currently practicing in Beijing and has worked in Architecture and Design for over 5 years in cities like London, Bombay and Beijing. He is a graduate from the Arts University Bournemouth, an Experimental Design school in the UK. He has always been interested in the conversation between old and new, rich cultural heritage and contemporary technologies.

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  • David Doepel

Designer, Cultural Educator

David is an Austrian designer, his installation was a part of the Beijing Design Week in 2014. He has been involved in Chinese Cultural Education with Courtyard Institute over the last year. He is a graduate from the Vienna School of Business and comes with a deep understanding of Chinese Cultural Design traditions.

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  • Leandro Rolon

Architect, Designer

Leandro is an American architect and designer with over 10 years of 3D Printing expertise. Throughout his career he has contributed to the realization of numerous large-scale projects spanning a total of four continents and hosted numerous 3D printing events in Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Beijing. He is a graduate from The Southern California Institute of Architecture (sci-ARC), which is widely regarded as one of the most avant-garde U.S. architecture schools, with a reputation for pushing the boundaries of academic study and design.


Dates :
Sunday, June 7th, 10:00 – 17:00 (one hour lunch break)
Saturday, June 20th, 10:00 – 17:00 (one hour lunch break)
Venue :
The Courtyard Institute (No.28 Zhonglao Hutong, Dongcheng District)
English (Chinese translation available)
– 790 RMB/person includes lunch and all required materials for your own print

– 740 RMB/person without lunch

– 50 RMB discount each, for you and your friend, if you reserve together!

For Sunday, June 7th, follow this link: https://yoopay.cn/event/75631438

For Saturday, June 20th, follow this link: https://yoopay.cn/event/36509299


For questions please send an email to daviddoepel@courtyardinstitute.com

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