Sketchup: Uses and Basics


Feb 12th,

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Location: Zoom

About The Workshop

If you couldn't attend the workshop, WATCH THE ZOOM RECORDING HERE.

This workshop will be divided in two parts: illustrations of how Sketchup can be used across disciplines from theatre design to exhibit design to architectural applications to construction to sculpture to film and even gaming character/prop/vehicle design. Illustrations will be followed by hands-on instruction of Sketchup basics using Sketchup's free online web-based software. Students will need to create a Trimble account to access the online Sketchup software.
See examples of work here:


Students will come away modeling a 3D toolbox rendered in different styles and a fly-around animation of the object.

Resources for Continued Investigation


A comprehensive Google doc of Sketchup resources compiled by my IA Holly Gabelmann:

Next Steps

Drama 311M: Scenic Design w/ instructor Robert Mark Morgan and WUXD (WashU Experience Design) - a student group devoted to exhibit and theme park design


  • Robert Mark Morgan

    Robert Mark Morgan is a Teaching Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. He has designed professionally in the areas of theatre, film, museum, and theme park venues. Avatar the Exhibition (museum exhibit) originally designed for Experience Music Project in Seattle toured in the U.S. and Canada for 3 years. His designs have been seen onstage nationally at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Asolo Repertory Theatre (Sarasota, FL), Indiana Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Studio Arena (Buffalo, NY), Childrens Theatre Company (Minneapolis, MN), Cleveland Play House, the MUNY – St. Louis, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Alliance Theatre (Atlanta), Barrington Stage, Marin Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, and American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) in San Francisco.