Modeling a First Century House (self guided)

Course Syllabus/ Description

This self-guided course is exactly the same as the live “Modeling a First-Century House in Blender” course, except you can do it at your own time and pace by working along with the recorded lesson videos.

Like my other Blender courses, this course too will keep to the most basic modeling tools so as not to overwhelm the students but to become confident in a very short time. And yet we will learn to model a great variety of items with those basic tools.

We will build an ancient Israelite house as it would have looked like in the first century.
Please note that the focus of this course is not on deeply researched accuracy of the things modeled but on the workflow and techniques to build just about anything that would be found in an ancient household and beyond.

As the complexity of the models increases, you will learn how to handle more and more modeling challenges and will gain confidence as you progress.


You must have taken my free Blender Trial Lesson, available through this link:

You need a good gaming laptop or a computer with a dedicated graphics card (Blender seems to prefer Nvidia cards).
A mouse with a scroll wheel is a must, tablets or a stylus of any kind are neither useful nor needed for this course.

How much does it cost?

Monthly Subscription (6 months) :
Payable through PayPal at the beginning of the month for the full month.
$25.00 U.S. per lesson video,
(Total $625.00 USD) or

One-time payment for the entire course:
$20.00 U.S. per lesson video.
(Total $500.00 USD).

The entire course consists of 25 session videos plus the free trial lesson.
There will be no additional costs involved.

We will be modeling the following items:

Hand mill and mat
Sourcing and applying textures
Oil lamp
Weaving loom
Work bench and accessories
Table and Chair
Scroll (rolled up)
Scroll (open)
Basket for the scrolls
Walls of the house
Floors, windows and doors
Furnishing the house with the items we built
Lighting and rendering
Creating a village from just one house
Camera walk-through animation