SketchUp Classes

MASW2012_0246Bob Lang teaches a variety of classes on using Google SketchUp, and is available to teach classes tailored to the needs of your group or organization. Bob has studied the common things that new users to SketchUp struggle with, including those who are completely new to computer design, and those who need to recover from experience with other programs. After several years of hands-on teaching, Bob has developed methods to get new users up and running, with a thorough understanding of what is happening in the model. With that foundation in place, SketchUp can be used to model almost anything.

In the past year, I have taught SketchUp to woodworkers, custom cabinet makers, interior designers, corporate store planners, and middle and high school educators.



Classes follow the general model of Bob’s SketchUp Books “Building Blocks of SketchUp” and “Woodworkers Guide to SketchUp”. In fact, these books were actually developed from class experiences. Classes include plenty of one-on-one coaching as students practice between presentations of topics and techniques.

Classes are available several times a year in Cincinnati, or we can travel to your location.

General information about Bob Lang’s SketchUp Classes is at the bottom of this page.

We are actively looking to teach others how to teach SketchUp, especially teachers in middle schools and high schools. Please contact Bob by e-mail, or call 513-509-3894 to discuss hosting a class for your group or organization.

MASW2012_0249Our “Woodworking With SketchUp” class has been taught at woodworking schools like the Marc Adams School of Woodworking, Kelly Mehler’s Woodworking School, the Woodworking in America Conference, the Annapolis School of Woodworking, and the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. If a school near you isn’t on this list, get in touch with them, and put them in touch with us. We are also available to travel to your woodworking club or guild to teach SketchUp, usually at a lower per student price than classes we host or classes at schools.

 — Bob Lang


SketchUp Class At Marc Adams, July 22-23, 2017

One of my favorite weekends of the year is teaching SketchUp at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indiana. There are still a few spots available in this years class on the weekend of July 22 & 23. Complete … Continue reading

Your Thoughts on Online SketchUp Training (and mine)

Bob Lang Online SketchUp Class

In the almost 10 years that I’ve been teaching people how to 3D model with SketchUp, I’ve learned a lot about the many ways different people learn. Each of us is a little different in the way our brains absorb … Continue reading

SketchUp Woodworking Class-Pittsburgh Area-May 6 & 7, 2017

Thanks to the organizing efforts of one of my readers I will be teaching a two-day SketchUp Woodworking class this May 6-7, 2017 in the Pittsburgh, PA area. This class will focus on woodworking, but the 3D modeling techniques you … Continue reading

2017 Classes At Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Marc Adams School of Woodworking is a special place and I’ve been invited to teach a few classes at MASW in 2017. It is the largest woodworking school in the country with an incredibly well-equipped shop and an experienced staff … Continue reading

SketchUp Workshop-Birmingham, AL-Friday April 8

Next weekend I will be in Birmingham, Alabama as a guest of the Alabama Woodworkers Guild. On Friday evening, April 8, 2016 from 6-9pm I will be conducting a Woodworking With SketchUp workshop. This special event is open to the … Continue reading

Stickley Build and SketchUp Workshops

At the Alabama Woodworkers Guild – April 8-10, 2016 In a few months I will be traveling to Maylene (just south of Birmingham), Alabama to present not one, but two workshops for the Alabama Woodworkers Guild. The main event will … Continue reading

2016 Classes: SketchUp and Stickley Bookcase

I only have a few classes scheduled (at the moment) for the coming year. Space is limited and my classes often fill early. Here are dates, places and information about signing up: SketchUp Weekend at Rockler Denver, January 30-31, 2016 … Continue reading

SketchUp Class at Rockler, Denver – January 30-31, 2016

UPDATE – JANUARY 12, 2016 – CLASS IS DEFINITELY ON! A FEW SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! I will be teaching a two-day SketchUp class on January 30 & 31, 2016, and the Rockler Woodworking & Hardware store in Denver, Colorado. … Continue reading

SketchUp Class in Cincinnati, October 10-11, 2015

SketchUp Class with Bob Lang

I will be teaching an introduction to SketchUp Class on Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11, 2015 at The Manufactory, here in Cincinnati. The class will follow the “Building Blocks of SketchUp” format, where you will learn how to … Continue reading

SketchUp Class 2: Woodworking With SketchUp

The “Woodworking With SketchUp” class follows and builds on the foundation skills developed in “Building Blocks of SketchUp” using those skills to effectively design and plan any furniture or cabinetmaking project. Students in this class will learn how to use … Continue reading