3D Design and Printing Workshop - Grades 4 and Up

At MODA, we're 100% on board with the Maker Movement's manifesto, which says that "making is fundamental to what it means to be human." We believe that one of the best ways to explore a problem and to find solutions is by using your hands to make, learn, and explore.

Our 3D printing workshop provides an introduction to designing in 3 dimensions. Students will learn how a 3D printer works and participate in a 3D modeling demo with MODA instructors using the computer aided design (CAD) program, Tinkercad. Students will work collaboratively to design an item for their community that MODA will print and mail.

Students will:

  • Learn how 3D printing works.

  • Understand the fundamentals of a basic CAD program.

  • Learn efficient planning of order of operations in CAD design.

  • Gain an appreciation for how 3D Printing is changing design processes and how it’s impacting our world.


  • Cost: $15/person        

  • Capacity: 30 individuals

  • Field Trip Dates: July 15-19, July 22-26 or July 29-Aug. 2

  • Field Trip Time Slots: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm or 2:30 pm to 4pm

Looking for an earlier time or a different day? Contact Alice Vogler at avogler@museumofdesign.org to explore the possibilities of bringing your group to MODA.

Chaperones that will be participating in the workshop will be charged $15/person, while non-participating chaperones are free. This workshop is limited to 30 persons.