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Design for 3D Printing: Treasure Boxes for 7-13 Year Olds

  • MODA 1315 Peachtree Street Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30309 United States (map)
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Curious about how to design something that can be 3D printed?

Need a place to hide stash your secret stuff?

Join us for a class that will teach you how to use a simple CAD program to design an object to be 3D printed and how to prep your object for the printer. You can learn all this as you build a treasure box, embellish it, and design a locking mechanism.

You'll design your treasure box during our class time. Then, we'll 3D print it and have it ready for you to pick up in a week or so.

Some of the things you'll learn:

  • How 3D printing works
  • Fundamentals of a basic CAD program
  • How to use CAD to design objects
  • Efficient planning of order of operations in CAD design
  • How to prepare files created in a CAD program to be 3D printed
  • How 3D printing is changing design processes and how it's impacting our world

$35 for MODA members / $40 Non-Members
Fee also includes admission to our current exhibitions for the participant and one adult.


Leading this Studio:
Brigid Drozda, Design Thinking & Innovation Educator

Brigid holds a BA in History from UGA with a focus in Economic Culture, Aesthetics, and the Luxury Debate. Brigid also completed her Orton-Gillingham Practitioner Certification with the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. She blends design thinking, project based learning, and other forms of learner-driven, open-ended, experiential learning to build cultures of innovation and collaboration. Brigid's 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 class. 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.