V Edition Summer Workshop. 85 hours

Course Confirmed. Spots available


Rhino 3D, Parametric Design with Grasshopper and Digital Fabrication



Course focused on getting knowledge in 3D modeling with Rhinoceros and Parametric Design with Grasshopper, obtaining real results with the construction of a large scale prototype as final project thanks to digital fabrication tools. 

This edition will be in hybrid format: PART I will be with live on-line sessions. PART II (optional) can be followed on-line or on-site.

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PART I (on-line)

Dates:  June 28th - July 16th

Schedule: Monday to Friday, 4 - 8pm (Madrid, CET)


PART II (on-line / on-site)

Dates: July 19th - 23rd

Schedule*: Monday to Friday, 3 - 8pm (Madrid, CET)

*Schedule for part II might be modified based on number of on-site and on-line students.

Location:  controlmad - Madrid, Spain View location


Course Code: Summer Part I / Summer Full course


Student background  > Professionals or students in design, architecture, art, engineering, interior architecture...or field related in creative processes.

Requirements  > Computer with good internet connection, camera, micro. Rhinoceros software; much better with Windows system.

Materials  > Materials, equipments and tools needed for making the prototype are included in the course tuition.

Training hours: 60 (PART I) and 25 hours (PART II). You can take only Part I or the full course.

Instruction Language  > English (Spanish if all the students speak it)

Maximum number of students Part II: 12, based on the maximum capacity allowed by the Authorities at that time.

Minimum number of students :  7 


   The course is organized in an intensive way so any student without previous knowledge in 3D modeling or Rhino, may get a solid base for going into parametric design. For that, we use Grasshopper, a free graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools. Unlike RhinoScript, Grasshopper requires no knowledge of programming or scripting, but still allows designers to build form generators from the simple to the awe-inspiring. It is used at most famous architecture offices like Zaha Hadid or Norman Foster, as engineering teams as the one of Sagrada Familia (Barcelona), one of the most technological advanced buildings in the world.

   Students not only learn how to 3D model, but also will implement various strategies to obtain structures of complex models, analyze, calculate, interact with the physical environment etc. with the chance of manufacture different models with CNC technology, like cutting laser, milling machine and 3D printers. The final goal is to create, design and 3D model a cool object, prototype or sculpture using Rhino and Grasshopper and make it real with the digital machines we have. 


The course is divide in two parts with different units along 4 weeks:

PART I (on-line)

  • UNIT 1: 3D MODELING with RHINOCEROS / Week 1 / 20 hours



PART II* (on-site / on-line)


 COVID-19 Information for PART II on-site

Course will happen with all sanitary measures required by the Authorities in order to guarantee your safety. A protocol to follow will be provided before the starting date of the course.


At the end of the course the student will be awarded a diploma certifying the course attendance and completion of main tasks, plug-ins and add-ons taught. This diploma is certified by Controlmad, ARTC and Official Rhino FabStudio


Guest instructors last editions:

Giancarlo di Marco, author of the book for modeling in Rhino "Simplified Complexity".

Alessio Erioli, Co-deiT, PhD Engineer and Senior Researcher ar Universitá di Bologna

 For more detailed information, please download the pdf program at top of the website. 


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The images above correspond with previous on-site editions, with a different program. We will adapt it to the hybrid format and number of hours available.



  • PART I (on-line) 750 eur. 4 last spots with early bird registration: 600 eur
  • FULL COURSE (on-line / on-site) 990 eur. 

In order to guarantee a spot in the full course, it is also possible to make a first deposit of 500 euro and pay the rest of the fee in a maximum period of 30 days. Please check the registration pdf.

Are you interested?

Please download and read this registration file for further information

How to register


Payment options

>   Bank transfer. Please, click above on "How to register" button for detailed information

>   Credit - Debit Card (Secure e-commerce platform Redsys & Stripe). 






Is previous knowledge in Rhino or Grasshopper required?

No. We ask for some very basic knowledge in geometry and 2D - CAD softwares like Autocad. If you do do not have it and want to join the course,  we will provide you with some documentation so you could work on your own prior the course starts. 

Are sessions recorded?

Sessions are live. To follow the course properly, you should attend. However, if it is not possible due to your time zone or job/study schedule, we will record the sessions, available only until the end of each week.

Can I enrol in Part I first and later on in Part II?

Yes, if there are spots available. You would need to pay the difference of the PART I fee and the full registration fee currently shown at the web page

Can I participate in Part I first and join Part II for next edition?

We do recommend to make the full course together in order to finish your training. (remember PART II is possible to do it On-line too). Usually, On-site training is full and limited spots are available.




Looking for accommodation?

Upon registration, we will provide information regarding accommodation, best areas to stay... Also, we have an agreement with a local company specialized in helping you to find a place to stay.

Do you need a visa?

It should not be a problem as the length of the course is just one month. However, for Non-EU citizens we do strongly recommend to contact the Spanish Embassy and start as soon as possible the paperwork. It may take time depending on each country. We had students from Argentina, Canada, United States, Guatemala, Australia, Tunisia, Russia, Chile, France, Brazil, Latvia, Portugal, Venezuela, Panama, Mexico, Peru, Phillipines, China, Kuwait, Iran, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, India, Singapur, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Spain.

Problems with travel restrictions

In case of Force Majeur situations (i.e. it is not allowed to leave your country or go to Spain, like Covid-19 situation), it has to be proven with an official website, document or paper that justifies the reason.

In that case, Controlmad will give you access to lectures and exercises on-line and check the digital fabrication process with a feedback of the results, including assembling. Besides, the objects may be manufactured with that files on your nearest FabLab (not part of the course fee)

More questions?

Contact us for more info by telephone at (+34) 91 539 33 66 or email us at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.. If you need it, we could set up a phone call on Skype (@controlmadfablab) or Zoom