8 Week SketchUp Training and Mentorship


An 8-week small group mentorship program takes place in July and August. It includes all the training you need to become a SketchUp master plus sooooo much more!

Monday nights from July 10 to August 28, 2023

7-9 pm Eastern Time each week on Zoom.

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  1. The basics
    Learn the fundamentals and get situated with the interface of SketchUp. We will model a familiar space (bedroom/living room).
  2. Materials and Textures
    With a base model created, learn how to apply textures and materials to bring it to life.
  3. Hierarchy
    Learn how to use Tags and the Outliner to organize more complicated models further.
    Scenes and Exporting
    Learn how to create views and export as still images as well as animations.
  4. LayOut for Documentaiton
    Learn how to create a plan and elevation drawing by sending the model to LayOut, SketchUp’s paper space.
  5. Importing CAD & PDF Images
    Learn how to draw from existing content received as a pdf/image and as a 2D CAD file.
  6. Model from a Photograph
    Learn how to model to scale from an existing photo for interior and exterior applications.
  7. Extensions & Plugins
    Learn all of the best free and paid-for extensions to make your workflow more efficient.
  8. Rendering Tips
    Review and investigate different photorealistic rendering options like SU Podium and Enscape 3D.

What's Included:

  • (10) 2-hour group classes
  • (4) 30 minute private sessions ($150 value)
  • Lifetime access to all online tutorial courses. ($295 value)
  • Video recordings of every class.
  • Direct feedback during sessions
  • Calendar invite with meeting id provided.
  • Ongoing email support.
  • Course Certificate

Other Details

Designers should have:
  • a Mac or PC with SketchUp Pro 2021 installed (30-day trial available)
  • a Scroll wheel mouse (preferred)
  • Watched the Getting Started course
Webinar Tips:
  • Download the Zoom app.
  • Use headphones. The audio quality is much better for everyone else.
  • Use a second screen/display. You can sign into mulitple times. Many users have success streaming my screen onto a tablet or second monitor to keep your primary display available to model in SketchUp. This prevents having to switch back and forth from the screenshare.
  • Stuck? You can share your screen and I can also request mouse control to assist.
  • Recording Afterwards. Should you need to leave the session early, I will provide a screen recording link to the session.
Class size:

Classes are kept small to maximize the value and quality of our time together online.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance of the class will be honored with a full refund. Students who cancel less than 48 hours prior to the start time of the class will receive a credit towards a future class.

Other Options

If you can not do a live training in person, try one of our online webinars or book a private training.

Hourly Support

Book a 2-hour training session.


Dan’s videos are so in-depth and even for the noobs like myself, I was able to learn the basics of Sketchup and now able to sketch basic projects. I highly recommend his tutorials when starting out.

I love the SketchUp Trainer course. Besides going through them in full, I love diving back in when I’m in need of a refresher on something I don’t use all the time. Well split between pc and Mac although I prefer PC 😀
I took Dan’s course in 2019. It was a great course. Dan explains the material properly and also is patient with those who do not pick up the material quickly. I was having a hard time with some of the concepts and by the end pretty much all my questions were answered and I felt ready to use the program.
I took Dan’s Sketchup workshop in person in January 2020. He is an excellent teacher and able to explain things really well. I learned so much during that 2-day course and immediately was able to use Sketchup for my design work. I’ve continued learning with his online tutorials to refresh my memory about parts of the program I wanted to become more efficient in. He breaks it down into easy-to-grasp sections. I highly recommend his courses!
I had a great SU learning experience with Dan. He is mastering SketchUp and layout hands on! And as a designer and architect this is not that easy to find. I need more! Thanks for all your help. And congrats for your new little guy.
I attended a SketchUp training course in 2019. Dan is a great teacher. Very interesting to listen to and full of tips and tricks for skill building in the software. The class was able to appeal to all skill levels present.
When I began learning architecture and design I did what most people are told to do, I learned AutoCAD Architecture, a powerful but often overwhelming software. For a number of years I continued to use it but always thought it to be cumbersome and a steep learning curve. Over the years many friends and colleagues switched over to SketchUp and would tell me how much quicker and intuitive it was to use. I finally put my fears away and dove in. What made it easy and fun was when, after a recommendation, I signed up for SketchUp Trainer. It is really, really fantastic! Daniel Brown does such a great job of taking you through the learning process in a way that is simple to understand and almost feels like a having personal instructor. I also really enjoy his calm demeanor on the instruction videos. I can’t recommend his courses enough! I have gotten busy lately and had to take a break but am really excited to jump back in for more. SketchUp Trainer is absolutely worth every penny!
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