Go Back > >

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-06-2016, 08:43 AM
rickstef's Avatar
rickstef rickstef is online now
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Hockessin, Delaware
Posts: 8,421
Total Downloaded: 473.94 MB
Send a message via Yahoo to rickstef Send a message via Skype™ to rickstef
Originally Posted by milhistory View Post
Hello All:

I thought everyone might be interested to learn about a paper model club I will host at my school this coming year. I will be teaching students to use Inkscape and other design software to create paper models and downloadable kits. Below is a poster I am using to advertise. It shows a 1:12 room I made this summer in preparation for the program.

Possibility of a Field Trip to the IPMC in Sterling this October?

Great job, I hope you get a lot of interested students

"Rock is Dead, Long Live Paper and Scissors"
International Paper Model Convention Blog
"The weak point of the modern car is the squidgy organic bit behind the wheel." Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear's Race to Oslo
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2016, 09:04 AM
elliott elliott is offline
Eternal Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 8,417
Total Downloaded: 6.51 GB
Great idea! Here's wishing you every success and an incredible year.
This is a great hobby for the retiree - interesting, time-consuming, rewarding - and about as inexpensive a hobby as you can find.
Shamelessly stolen from a post by rockpaperscissor
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2016, 02:46 PM
bradford46 bradford46 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 39
Total Downloaded: 142.52 MB
Without doubt this should be a great club. Fifteen years ago I ran a plastic model making club in my school using 25 Russian helicopter kits that the local hobby shop sold me for $2 each along with 15 tubes of glue. I rustled up paints and brushes from my own hobby making supplies. I expected about 10 kids to show up--over 30 came, and there was a waiting list. This was one of the most satisfying clubs I ever ran, with the students wanting the club to run at least two days a week.
If I had to do it again I would make it a paper modellers club, to be sure.
Good luck with this project! Keep us all informed of your progress.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2016, 03:43 PM
Gil's Avatar
Gil Gil is offline
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Northern Bear Flag Republic (Known as Water World in L.A.)
Posts: 1,834
Total Downloaded: 10.84 MB
Oversubscribed Yet!


I'm interested in how your program progresses. What is difficult to forecast is the interest level of the latest school age population. I think interest will be high because it combines computers with a concrete result - a kind of "maker" for paper. Can't really think of a lower cost and creative way of combining the various learning methodologies (eye, hand, mind) into a "can't wait for the class to begin" experience for your students.

I'd like to request that you keep us appraised of your "Pilgrim's Progress" in this endeavor...,

Best regards and the best of luck,

Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2016, 04:27 PM
sgoti's Avatar
sgoti sgoti is offline
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,461
Total Downloaded: 299.01 MB
Man... If anything ever tempted me to wish to be a teenager again, this would be it!

I'll join the others in wishing you absolutely THE BEST in this, PLEASE keep us informed of how things go!
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
Old 08-06-2016, 04:47 PM
bob neill bob neill is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wichita, Ks
Posts: 158
Total Downloaded: 1.46 GB
How can I sign up/?? Oh, a different state, I'M probably too old. Sorry about that.

Bob Neill
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2016, 06:18 PM
joshuajaeseo joshuajaeseo is offline
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Seattle, Washington
Posts: 708
Total Downloaded: 1.43 GB
I wish I could least Ohio isn't too far away. I hope the kids enjoy the club, I certainly would! It would help me a lot with Inkscape.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2016, 06:43 AM
John Dell's Avatar
John Dell John Dell is offline
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 541
Total Downloaded: 4.31 MB
Hi Brad, I wish you luck with your club. It should be a lot of fun. Please keep us posted on the clubs progress. I too will be interested in seeing what the interest level will be. I hope it is a big success.

A friend of mine at work asked me to do a career day presentation on illustration and graphic design at his sonís school. I designed this school bus model as a hand out. I wonder how many of the kids put it together. Iíd be happy to modify the kit with your schoolís information if you would like to use it.

If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.
- Mark Twain
Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2016, 02:49 PM
milhistory's Avatar
milhistory milhistory is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Virginia, United States
Posts: 53
Total Downloaded: 9.67 MB
Thanks to everyone for all of the encouragement. Club sign-ups came and went and I ended up having six students choose mine. The entire school is only about 100 students, so I am happy with this first year result.

The club is a diverse group, with two students from China, two from Vietnam, and two from the United States.

The first day went well, although "digital natives" are not as computer savvy as they believe. I had to help several install Inkscape. The worst was getting it to run on a Macintosh.

While the students seemed eager to get started making projects, Inkscape and Vector graphics were new concepts to them. The idea of a 2-dimensional space to create 3-dimensional models was foreign. Most thought one could design straight from Photoshop (the only thing they knew). I think I will have to win over a couple of students who have only used 3D software.

I will spend the next club time going over the basic tools of Inkscape. I will also have them design a simply house structure and allow them to decorate it as they please.

Hopefully I can post photos soon of their progress.

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 8.33%
Parts of this site powered by vBulletin Mods & Addons from DragonByte Technologies Ltd. (Details)
Copyright © 2007-17, Paper