Mike Smick wrote to us regarding a Blender class he'll be teaching.
Nothing big, but I'm teaching a 2 part 3 hour (6 hr total) Blender class in Kansas City on July 18 and July 19. It's through a community class summer program of University of Missouri Kansas City. It's called "Introduction to 3D graphics using Blender."
It's short, just 3 evening hours for 2 days. But I have lofty goals for the students. They will make and animate something. Plus I'll be giving a resources CD away with Blender, Elephant's dream, some models that we'll use in class, other animations.
This community class system is called the "communiversity"
My class is located on this PDF course page, page 18 of the pdf doc or search for 3D.
Quote from the PDF document above:
Introduction to 3D Graphics Using Blender
Are you an artist, designer, or graphics enthusiast wanting to explore 3D? Learn how to make 3D objects in using the excellent free Blender software. We will cover the interface, modeling, basic lighting and animation. It's going to be a tight 3 hours! You will be able to render out still images and short video clip animations of your models. 3D is challenging, so we will also provide CD learning resources for your ongoing education. This is an intro class for Blender only. Mike has been a Blender 3D modeler since 2002 and has used it to produce images and animations for many design and video projects. He is a content designer at Rise Vision and freelancer. Mike's other softwares of choice are Photoshop, Indesign, Xara, Inkscape and Flash.
Instructor's website: www.smick.net
CONVENER: Michael Smick
E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
CLASS FEE: $14 + $6 material fee = $20
Sec. A: 2 sessions; Wednesday and Thursday, July 18 and 19;
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; Location to be announced; LIMIT: 8
I'm a freelance designer and author of Special Edition Adobe Creative Suite 2, and I've trained Adobe software and page layout at previous jobs. I don't get paid for teaching this class. I don't claim to be a great 3D modeler, but I think based on teaching experience and working with Blender that it should be a fun 6 hours. The class is only about 15 bucks and that money goes to the Community organizer for fees (finding rooms etc) or my Blank CD media fees and material print outs. AFAIK open to anyone including younger folks.
My goal with doing it, was forcing myself to learn even more about Blender, force myself to model a few more things to use as fun examples (like a toothbrush and tube of toothpaste, or an airplane with propeller. And also to get people interested in Blender. I've taught an open source software class for them 2 years ago, it was kind of fun.
Read more about Mike Smick on his website: smick.net