From Concept to Form: 3D Design and Printing – Online Course

instructor: Jose Vera

category: 3D Design and Printing

for: Adults and Teens

price: $250 or $225 for Verge members


In this class you’ll be completing four 3D printed projects over the span of 5 weeks. The four small projects will include making a mini desk sculpture, a planter, a shaker, and a freestyle project. Classes will be taught online and will meet once a week for 2 hours and projects will then be 3D printed in house and shipped out to Verge Center for the Arts to be picked up at the end of the course. Students will learn the basics of how 3D printers work and use introductory CAD software to complete projects. Jose will teach the flow process of 3D printing, revealing how to take an idea and make it a reality.

About the teaching artist:

Jose Vera is a San Diego based artist and a UC DAVIS alumni with a background in sculpture, ceramics, and computer aided design. His passion and body of work consists of incorporating new techniques and technologies while experimenting with forms and textures. Jose runs a prototyping studio where he uses many different 3D printers that he built to produce his personal works and projects for local artists.

Insta: @vera3dprinting


WHEN: Fridays, November 13 – December 11


TIME: 6-8 PM

PRICE: $250 / $225 for Verge members (Materials are included)

WHO: Adults and teens

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5 Week Course Breakdown

Week 1:

  • Basics on how 3D Printers work and their uses
  • 3D Printing workflow: CAD to Slicer to 3D Printing
  • Project 1: Desk Sculpture: from Sketch to Print


  • Creation Showcase
  • Project 2: Planters


  • Creation Showcase
  • Slicers
  • Project 3: Musical Instrument


  • Creation Showcase
  • Project 4: Free Style


  • Creation Showcase
  • Post Processing
  • Conclusion


Cancellation and Refunds Policy

Verge Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes, to change instructors, and to make other changes that may become necessary to ensure a quality experience for participants. In the event that a class is canceled, we will contact all registrants and offer the option of transferring to another available session, or receiving a full refund.

If a participant wishes to withdraw from a class, they must do so in writing at least seven days prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. Withdrawals occurring within seven days prior to the first class meeting will receive a refund of 50 percent of the total class fee. No refunds are given to withdrawals that occur 24 hours before the class begins. Transfers are not accepted after a class begins. Membership fees are non-refundable. Please note we are unable to issue cash refunds.