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Architectural Design with Tinkercad and SketchUp (Grades 4th to 10th)

  • MODA 1315 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30309 United States (map)

Level up your design skills this winter break by learning to use two different computer-aided design (CAD) programs to design skyscrapers and futuristic houses. Campers will start their day making physical sketches of the kind that are fundamental to many design disciplines. They’ll then render their sketches in CAD programs, using Tinkercad and SketchUp.

Along the way, campers will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each CAD program, exploring why Tinkercad or SketchUp might be better for one project than another. They’ll learn to transfer files from one program to another to explore how each works and they’ll learn how to share their designs for Minecraft as LEGO instructions and 2D plans. After the camp, camper designs will be 3D printed and ready for pick up in two to three weeks.

Campers will also explore MODA’s exhibition Designing a Playful City, an interactive study about the different ways kids and adults alike play, and discuss how it applies to themes in camp.

Campers will:

  • Learn and strengthen their use of the Design Process
  • Practice sketching designs and rendering them digitally
  • Advance their CAD skills on multiple platforms
  • Practice applying knowledge when learning new software

Enrolled in this camp before? No problem! We'll pick up where you left off so your camper can keep making and learning.

MODA Members: $70/ Non-members: $80


Brigid Drozda, Design Thinking & Innovation Educator

A native Atlantan, Brigid holds a BA in History from the University of Georgia with a focus on Economic Culture, Aesthetics, and the Luxury Debate. Brigid completed her Orton-Gillingham Practitioner Certification with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and brings design experience from a prior career in horticulture.

Brigid creates curricula and teaches classes infused with the design process blending design thinking, project based learning, and other forms of learner-driven, open-ended, experiential learning to build cultures of innovation and collaboration. Her students combine sketching and drafting with STEAM tools to execute designs that demonstrate critical thinking and functionality.

Cancellation policy: If you must cancel your plans, please notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start to receive a refund of the ticket cost minus a $10 processing fee per camp. Refunds are not available if we are notified less than 7 days prior to the event start. Refunds are not available if you fail to notify us or attend the event. MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if registration for the event does not meet the minimum enrollment requirements. If MODA cancels a program, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.

Exemption Notice: This program is not licensed by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and is not required to be licensed. Bright from the Start does not regulate or routinely inspect this program. For additional information, go to or call 404.657.5562.