Model Making is the introduction to the materials, tools and techniques used in the production of both study and presentation models for Industrial Design. It is typically taken the first year in the ID program (sophomore year, or earlier if a student has declared ID as their major). In this studio class, students work with foam, plaster, wood, plastics, and a variety of other materials in a series of small skills-oriented projects. They learn to use shop tools including the vacuum-former, Bridgeport Mill, lathe, router table, and table saw and develop hands-on skills in form making, casting and molding, tectonic exploration and finishing techniques. Skills Introduced: model making, shop skills, 3D form, sketching, visual fluency.