6.6. Workshop: Discover 3D Printing

Adults Low Res

After the success of the first series of workshops, a new series of workshops is launching for the month of June.

What happens when China’s rich design tradition meets contemporary technology like 3D Printing? How does cultural context affect contemporary design? The Discover 3D Printing Workshop attempts to answer these questions with your help.

In this fun and hands-on workshop, participants will become familiar with 3D modeling and learn how to Visualize, Design and 3D Print their creations. Enthusiasm for Design and Technology is the only requirement. No prior experience is necessary.


  • For Ages 18+.
  • Class size limited to 12 per session
  • No prior experience is necessary,
  • do bring your own laptop and mouse**


Topics covered:

  • Collecting ideas for design: get inspired by Chinese culture
  • Introduction to 3D Printing – What is 3D Printing?
  • Download and Install software
  • 3D modeling
  • Live 3D Printing!

This 3 hour course will cover the basics of 3D modeling and will offer participants the chance to print on one of our 10, Up Plus 2 3D Printers, courtesy of Beijing Tiertime Technologies. Each class includes a 3D printed object up to 10 grams in material weight*. 3D Printers and material will be provided.

*Due to long print times, participants may be asked to pick up their prints at a later time. Alternatively, participants may also have their prints delivered to their homes at an additional charge.

**If you are unable to bring a laptop we will be demonstrating the 3D modeling process live over a projector and will provide resources for later use.



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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.


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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.



Saturday, 6th June, 10:00 – 13:00


English (Chinese Translation Available)


350 RMB/person (promotional price) includes your own print


Please order a ticket in advance on our yoopay account here: Yoopay Link



For those between 11 and 17 years old, The Courtyard Institute also offers a full-day workshop on 3D printing for youngsters. Take a look at here

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