Car Design - Basic Sketching

Continuing Study Programs - Turin

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This course represents a first approach to the world of automotive, providing you with an insight into Italian car design, the cultural and instrumental basis, as well as some communication strategies for your project. Through technical instruction and project training you will be able to understand the design process in the automotive sector and therefore the development and planning strategies of a means of transport. 

You will explore drawing and digital sketching techniques and will be guided to develop creative concepts and your personal vehicle design concepts: from the idea sketches to the final presentation of your project. 

Throughout the course you will interact with your instructor and receive his advice and instructions on how to approach this discipline as well as his feedback on your work so to understand where you need to improve. 

  • Start date
    July 2022
  • Duration
    18 hours
  • Attendance
  • Language

Attendance: 3 - 4 hours a day, from Monday to Friday. Lessons take place between 12:00 and 16:00 Italian time. 

Target and requirements: High school students aged 16 - 19, who need to prepare a portfolio for admission to design schools, or aspiring car designers. Previous experience or training is not required.
Students must have an upper-intermediate knowledge of English (corresponding to B2 level) in order to attend and benefit from the course.

Metodology and structure: The course is structured as an online laboratory allowing you to move your first steps in the automotive filed.
The course is characterised by theoretical lessons, supplemented with practical activities, and a series of tasks to be developed for the day after, or in any case by the end of the course.
During the course, the teacher, professional in the field, will share with you his knowledge and experience and will answer your questions.

The Car Design – Basic Sketching will be supported by a module of more than 20 hours of videos with IED faculty and IED Alumni on key disciplines of creativity: fashion, interior, product and graphic design, and a selection of cross-disciplinary subjects. 
The videos are designed to help you build a foundation in the creative fields, or to widen and develop your knowledge in different areas of creativity, in a self-paced learning

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

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Davide Tealdi

Davide Tealdi
Multidisciplinary experiences and competencies gained in Fiat Centro Stile, Form Design Center (Italdesign), IDEA Institute, Nucleo Global Design Factory, Kiska, related to automotive, bike design, product design, design strategy and design thinking. In 2006 he opened ESSERE Group, amultidisciplinary “full service” design agency.  Since 2014 is operative as freelancer in automotive, industrial and commercial vehicles, agriculture design vehicles, bike design. Since 2014 he has been a professor at IED Torino