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SketchUp 1


Anam Clark


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Course Description

SketchUp is a 3D modelling programme from google in which students can transform 2D drawings into stunning 3Ds. SketchUp helps visualize designs and make them a reality. Ever had a problem explaining to someone an idea you had for a room alteration? Well, with the course you’ll be able to show them! Whether you are new to using 3D software or are even new to a computer, the tutor’s straight forward step- by- step explanations ensure you will be able to make your own models with ease. 


Topic 1

• Program Overview and settings for PC and Mac

• Understanding the x,y,z planes and navigating between them

• Understanding all tool sets and examples

• Completing class activity using tool sets 

Topic 2

• Drawing plans in 3D SketchUp

• Understanding layers

• Making the cornice with follow me 

• Making walls, flooring and ceiling

Topic 3

• Adding curtains, doors and windows.

• Adding furniture on to the face of planes.

• Making groups.

• Moving, rotating and scaling furniture

Topic 4

• Adding colour to the 3D

• Adding and making your own textures

• Changing the Style of the final image (At least 3-4 final shots with different angles)

• Exporting shots


None, however basic computer literacy is required.


Laptop with 4GB RAM & wheel mouse.

Internship & Work Opportunities

The Designers’ Studio runs an active Internship Programme whereby we collaborate with several interior design companies and showrooms such as Pottery Barn, Ethan Allen, Crate and Barrel to name a few. The end goal of our training is to secure work in the industry for our graduates and we actively facilitate this. Work shadowing is organised for top students during holiday breaks. Great care is taken to match the student's aspirations and abilities with a suitable practice. 


  • In Studio- 2100 AED
  • Pre-recorded- 1850AED

Term 3 Dates

The Term 3 dates are listed below:

• April 12th- May 3rd (every Monday)- In Studio 8:30AM-12:30PM

Our Main Teachers

Anam Clarke, founder of The Designers’ Studio, has in excess of 10 years of interior design experience, 9 of those in the Middle East including running her own practice. Born and raised in London, her grandfather and mother were both architects and designers. Her passion for art, architecture and design was rooted in her from the very start. She developed her passion and studied Architectural Interior Design at the prestigious Inchbald School of Design in Chelsea. She worked with the royals at David Linley Interiors during her career in London and moved to Dubai 9 years ago. Her portfolio includes Residential, Commercial, Hospitality and Food and Beverage projects all over the world. She has won awards for her design work and has been featured in magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Inside out, Grazia, Better Homes, Gulf News to name but a few. She speaks annually at the Index exhibition in the UAE and writes a column for ‘Emirates Home’ regularly. Anam is extremely passionate about design, sharing her open minded, out of the box approach to design with her students. Anam is particularly well-versed in programmes such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, SketchUp and V-Ray and she looks forward to sharing her tricks of the trade with her students.

Price : 2100 AED

Max Availability : 8

Difficulty : Beginner

Location : The Designers' Studio