Google SketchUp Workshop

Special Training: Back by Popular Demand, read the article by John Palmer here in our Spring newsletter.

The University of Maryland's Landscape Architecture program in the Department of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture will be hosting two SketchUp classes with SketchUp expert and author Daniel Tal. An Introduction to SketchUp Basics will be held on October 11th and 12th and an Advanced SketchUp Skills class on October 13th and 14th.

Daniel is the Author of SketchUp for Site Design (August 2009) and the upcoming book Rendering In SketchUp (Wiley and Sons February 2012).

SketchUp Basics and Intro to Site Design

October 11-12, 2012
9:00AM - 4:30PM

Workshop Fee*
Regular Rate - $550; Student Rate - $240.

The basics class starts with an introduction to SketchUp essential tools and processes. The class reviews how to model a site plan, construct buildings and work with the Sandbox tools to generate conceptual grades and terrain.

Intended for people who are brand new to SketchUp or users who have been playing around with it, the workshop focuses on real world results, teaching important methods and processes.

Included in the course are related materials, handouts and files to insure attendees can get working on their models after the class (see below).

SketchUp Advanced Skills

October 13, 2012
9:00AM - 4:30PM
October 14, 2012
9:00AM - 3:00PM

Workshop Fee*
Regular Rate - $550; Student Rate - $240.

SketchUp Advanced Skills class will review a variety of topics intended for people familiar with and using SketchUp for their projects and work. The two day intensive class will review the following topics:

The class includes time for question and answer to cover topics not listed above.
Please NOTE - This class is not intended for those new to SketchUp or only have a passing basic knowledge of the program.

Course Materials Provided for BOTH Classes

Class Size and Methodology
Each class will be limited in space. Daniel Tal and teaching assistants will give one-on-one help to keep everyone on track. Advanced students (those who pick up the basics quickly) will be kept challenged with new concepts and ideas.

Daniel Tal, RLA, ASLA is author of Google SketchUp for Site Design and Rendering in SketchUp. Daniel writes for Landscape Architecture Magazine and helps consult with Trimble SketchUp on Sketchup related education and development.

Workshop Location
Landscape Architecture Program, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, Plant Sciences Building, University of Maryland. The University is Metro-accessible from the Green Line and parking is available in the Regents Drive garage adjacent to the Plant Sciences Building.

Parking at Regents Drive Garage (across the street) is $15 a day and can be paid on arrival.

Print and complete either the Basic or Advanced registration form and submit along with payment. Once payment is processed, you will receive a confirmation. Students must provide a copy of their current Student ID to receive the student rate.

For more information please contact: Diana Cortez at or 301-405-4359

*Parking not included; continental breakfast and lunch included.