Automotive Sketching and Styling Workshop

Automotive Sketching and Styling Workshop


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About The Event

Automotive sketching and Styling workshop is a 2 day hands on training for engineering students and automobile enthusiasts.  The workshop will give practical training in automotive sketching and expose the students to the latest developments in styling as well as the career opportunities in the automotive sector. 

About the Faculty  - Mr. Sathiyaseelan, is  Head of Styling - Ashok Leyland. He has M.Des Degree from IDC, IIT Bombay.  He has worked and led team in automotive styling at TVS and General motors before joining Leyland. He is passionate about teaching Design to young minds. 


The workshop is jointly organized by Gymkhana (The Student body of Indian Institute of Science) and Launchpad Education, A Education Venture by IISc Alumni as part of SPECTRUM 2014, The Annual cultural and technical fest of IISc. 

Highlights: 2-day Hands-on workshop, Case studies,  Career building sessions.

Who can attend?

Anyone who is interested in cars & bikes.


Session 1: 

The Foundation

  • What is Industrial Design?
  • Industrial design and the context of business
  • Design process
  • Automotive design – body styles, layout, proportions, themes

Design Communication

  • Sketching is communicating - intro
  • Basics of sketching - the tools, composition, light & shadow, perspective
  • Advanced sketching - rendering materials, textures, reflection

Session 2: 

Sketching Basics

  • Sketching a simple form
  • Sketch along and learn
  • Key to an expressive sketch

Sketching a Car

  • Sketch along and learn a side view
  • Develop a plan from the side view
  • Perspective sketch - demo


Session 3: 

Digital Design

  • Rendering a car in Photoshop
  • Quick side view shading - demo
  • Perspective render - demo

Session 4: 

Digital Thinking & Design Philosophies

Session on Career in Automotive Styling 

Interactive session on creative thinking and design DNA with the help of case studies.

Certificate of participation and special prizes will be given at the end of the workshop.

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