Adult Classes & Workshops
At MODA, we define design as a creative force that lives at the intersection of creativity and functionality. We value play and education as necessities for any age group. That's why MODA workshops are not just for kids.
Check out some of the workshop opportunities offered to teens and adults below.
3D PRINTING for ADULTS AND TEENS ages 16+
Join MODA educators on the first Sunday of each month to learn about 3D Printing and 3D modeling. Novices and those with 3D printing experience are welcome!
Each month we will hold two sessions—one for beginners from 1-3pm and another for experienced students from 4-6pm. Make sure to register for the right session for you on the Sunday of your choice.
Price per workshop: Members $35 / non-members $40. Registrations that are cancelled 2 weeks prior to the workshop, class or school program will result in a refund of 50%. No refunds will be available for cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the date of the workshop, class or school program.
Learn the basics of 3D modeling by making some 3D jewelry. In this workshop you’ll get to create a unique design for a pendant or a pair of earrings to get 3D printed. Come with a few ideas and we’ll show you how to make your design a reality. We will walk you through the basics of a beginner-friendly, browser-based 3D modeling program called Tinkercad. You’ll learn all you’ll need to know to design your jewelry creation and have it printed.
Back by popular demand! Learn the basics of 3D modeling by making a 3D planter. In this workshop you’ll get to create a unique planter design of your own to get 3D printed. Come with a few ideas and we’ll show you how to make your design a reality. Whether you’re a wiz-kid on the computer or haven’t so much as opened a spreadsheet in eons, we will walk you through the basics of a browser-based 3D modeling program called Tinkercad. You’ll learn all you’ll need to know to design your planter and have it printed.
Design for Non-Designers with Sarah Lawrence
Join guest educator and local designer Sarah Lawrence for this special workshop series and learn to “talk the talk” with designers, art directors and creative professionals. If you’ve ever found yourself asking, “Dots per what?” or “Do I look like I know what a jay-peg is?” — Sarah can help. These workshops cover the basics from understanding logos and choosing typefaces to figuring out file types and building a visual brand. Learn to ask the right questions, so you can work with designers and manage the creative output in your small (or not-so-small) business.
Sarah Lawrence is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator in Atlanta, with a focus on brand and web design. Her bright and colorful, usually quirky style has been recognized by Print Magazine, Quipsologies, and Bustle. She has done work for Georgia Organics, Midtown Alliance, Facebook, and Vox Media. Her side projects have ranged from interactive public art, making pasta, embroidery, to drawing the work shit every day for a whole year.
Price per workshop: Members $35 / non-members $40.
Or, if you’re interested in a package deal, you can sign up for all of them with one form! (Members $210 / non-members $240)
Registrations that are cancelled 2 weeks prior to the workshop, class or school program will result in a refund of 50%. No refunds will be available for cancellations less than 2 weeks prior to the date of the workshop, class or school program.
This September, join graphic designer Sarah Lawrence at MODA for her Color Theory Workshop, the second in her Design for Non Designers workshop series. Most people have a good eye for color, but have a hard time picking their own palettes. We’ll learn the basics of how to choose colors that work well together, and how a tint or a shade works. We’ll build on this knowledge by learning about CMYK and RGB color spaces: what they are and why you need to know the difference whether you’re a designer or not. Lastly, we’ll delve into the wonderful world of HEX colors and codes.
This October, join graphic designer Sarah Lawrence at MODA for her Type Workshop, the third in her Design for Non-Designers workshop series. Let’s talk type. Is it a font or a typeface? What’s that little dangly bit at the bottom of a g? Type anatomy is complex and very niche, but we’ll learn some of the basics that will help you communicate. You’ll find out what kerning is and finally understand a treasure trove of designer jokes, and understand how it’s different from tracking and leading. Most importantly, we’ll learn about font licensing. Did you know you might need to buy a license for your brand fonts? We’ll show you how.
This November, join graphic designer Sarah Lawrence at MODA for her Images Workshop, the fourth in her Design for Non-Designers workshop series. JPG, SVG, LOL? What’s the difference between an EPS and a PNG, and why do you need both for your brand? We’ll learn about raster and vector images, when to use them, and how they work on a pixel level. We’ll talk about image resolution and why can’t you blow up a thumbnail into a billboard. We’ll even talk about converting file types efficiently, not just changing the filename.
This January, join graphic designer Sarah Lawrence at MODA for her Programs Workshop, the fifth in her Design for Non-Designers workshop series. We all know that the Adobe programs (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) and other design tools can be daunting and expensive. In this class, we’ll help you pick the program that’s right for you. It’s not a tutorial about how to use these programs, instead you’ll learn the differences between them. Then you can pick the one (or two) that you’ll need. Plus, we’ve got tips and (actually affordable) tools for photo editing and basic design. We’re big fans of freebies.
This February, join graphic designer Sarah Lawrence at MODA for her Web Design Workshop, the sixth in her Design for Non-Designers workshop series. After this class, you’ll be ready to ask a developer for help. We’ll cover digital design basics: the difference between domains and hosting, what a registrar is, and some common error notifications. We’ll spend a lot of time going over the various DIY web platforms (like Wix and Squarespace) you can use when starting your business. You’ll learn the basic building blocks of a website, how it works, and some very basic UX principles to keep your site accessible and user-friendly. Don’t worry, no coding skills needed.
This March, join graphic designer Sarah Lawrence at MODA for her Brand Design Workshop, the seventh and final in her Design for Non-Designers workshop series. This class brings it all together. Using colors, typography, photography, and storytelling to create one well-rounded brand. You know brand buzzwords — voice, reputation, commitment, narrative. But how does that translate to the real, daily workings of your business? This class brings it all together with topics like: how to build your brand’s look and voice, how to implement it consistently over time, how to create and follow brand guidelines. We’ll also dig into why it matters.