3D Foundations: Work Schedule

 

Wednesday 1/23 Intro/Supplies/Syllabus

  • We will watch this video in class together:

    • HOMEWORK:
      • read The Student Side of Making as we will discuss next class.
      • Review and define terms on the Elements of Design Work Sheet
      • Bring your laptop as we’ll be looking through some of the documents for next class such as
        • Discuss the article The Student Side of Making
        • defining the elements of design PDF
          • MAKE sure to define these terms in your sketchbook or some way that you can use as a reference
        •  Reviewing student Eportfolios and the documents posted for review.

Monday 1/28 Review The Elements of Design

  • 3D Boot Camp and ePorts Bring your computers (ePort Suggestions and How to make Photo Galleries , If you lose your password?)
  • Review Elements of Design Worksheet for in class Quiz #1
  • In class: creativity and thinking.
  • Bring in sketch book
    • HOMEWORK:
      • Read “Four Types of Thinking” and do the quiz to find out what type of thinker you are. Write down your discovery to bring to class.
        • Work on your Eport so it is up and running
          • You should have the following in process so take a look at this ePort Checklist
        • Read Ch. 1 of The Theory Toolbox and then answer this question:
          • “In what ways do you think ‘theory’ could be useful to a studio art class?” We will discuss next class
        • Research 6 ways to create the illusion of depth in a drawing
        • Find and bring in corrugated cardboard boxes 
        • Work on 3 Forms wire component if needed (8″ minimum)
        • Blog Post #1: Response to “Person of Interest” at the Museum of the White Mountains. Post a blog on your ePort in response to the concept of the exhibit. What was the idea behind these artist working together? Your post should include:
          • an image from the exhibit
          • attend the opening from 4-6pm if your schedule allows but make sure to go to the Museum to view the exhibit
          • research into the exhibit
          • be 400-500 words
          • the link for the post should be posted to Moodle by Wednesday February 6th at 5pm.  

W 1/30

  • Bring in sketch book
  • Bring in your four types of thinking sheet you did for last class.
  • Review wire components
  • Review 6 ways to create the illusion of depth in a drawing.
  • PROJECT: Drawing Depth in Space
    • HOMEWORK:
      • create 10 textures using corrugated cardboard
      • MAKE SURE to read Ch. 1 of The Theory Toolbox and then answer the question: “In what ways do you think ‘theory’ could be useful to a studio art class?”
      • Have steps 1-3 done in your sketchbook for Drawing Depth in Space
        • have 4 thumbnails (using 1 page for each in your sketchbook) for class on 2/4

M 2/4 Idea Development

  • Discuss Ch. 1 of The Theory Toolbox and answer the question: “In what ways do you think ‘theory’ could be useful to a studio art class?”
  • review cardboard textures
    • Start to create an organic planar form that is not grounded incorporating cardboard and texture studies
  • Drawing exercise review
    • Homework:
      • Read Ch. 2 of The Theory Toolbox and choose one of the Working Questions (from within the chapter or from the end of the chapter) and answer it in your sketchbook.
      • Create a drawing for an organic planar form using cardboard and texture studies that is not grounded
      • Have a final thumbnail draft of your Drawing in Space project

W 2/6   

  • Review drawings of organic planar form using cardboard and texture studies
  • Discuss Ch. 2 of The Theory Toolbox and choose one of the Working Questions (from within the chapter or from the end of the chapter) and answer it in your sketchbook.
  • Work on Drawing Depth in Space project
  • Work on building Cardboard forms
    • Homework:
      • Read Ch. 3 of The Theory Toolbox and then choose one of the Working Questions (from within the chapter or from the end of the chapter) and answer it in your sketchbook.
      • create final version of Drawing depth in Space for final critique on 11″X 14″ paper

M 2/11

  • Drawing in Space Due
    • critique drawings in space
  • Discuss Theory Toolbox

W 2/13 WINTER CARNIVAL – NO CLASS

M 2/18

  • Project #2: Elements of Design Tyvek Suit 
  • Blank picture of Suit for Maquette
  • Break into groups to discuss potential suit elements and design
    • Homework:
      • choose ONE of your themes and create 3 suit maquettes (front and back for 6) for that one theme
      • review Theory toolbox
      • post the link to your eport post on Drawing in Space project in the course Moodle  page(under assignments) by 5pm Friday September 21st
      • review and answer Study Guide for Theory Toolbox

W 2/20

  • review 3 suit ideas
    • choose one and start!
  • Discuss theory toolbox reading
    • Written assignment: What are your three main take aways from these readings?
  • Suit Work day
  • Homework:
    • Work on Suit

M 2/25

  • Working critique of suits (should have composition mapped out)
  • Suit work day
    • Homework
      • complete suit
      • Explain your three main “walkaway” points from our Theory Toolbox discussions and readings for you as an artist.
        • Post to Moodle Assignments

W 2/27 

  • Suits due for critique
  • how to photo 3D work discussion and practice (take images of suits with an SLR camera)
  • Inflatable solid plastic form construction.
    • Homework:
      • have inflatable form ready for 10/3
      • work on getting post of Project #2: Suit onto eport
        • remember to use ePort Suggestions in posting your assignment page
        • your eport should have the following characteristics so look at you eport checklist here.

M 3/4

  • Review this: 3D Forms and then make a new post and do drawings for Project #3: Three Forms
  • Work on composition
  • Paper Assignment
    • Tips for Writing the Paper
    • Artist/Articles for your paper need to be posted to Moodle discussion on Artist/Articles.
    • Homework:
      • Tyvek suit Project posted to Moodle by 5pm Friday
      • review these articles on the history of video in the visual arts

W 3/6

MONDAY WEDNESDAY 3/11-3/17 SPRING BREAK

M 3/18           

  • Suits due for critique
  • how to photo 3D work discussion and practice (take images of suits and all final projects with an SLR camera)
  • Inflatable solid plastic form construction.
    • Homework:
      • Artist/Articles for your paper need to be posted to Moodle discussion on Artist/Articles.
      • Review this: 3D Forms and do drawings for Project #3: Three Forms
        • have inflatable form ready for 10/3
      • Eport links for Project #2: Tyvek Suit due posted to Moodle by March 22nd by 5pm
        • remember to use ePort Suggestions in posting your assignment page
        • your eport should have the following characteristics so look at your eport checklist here.

W 3/20

  • Work on 3 forms composition for 1 hour in class
  • Critique of Project #3: Three Forms
  • Discussion of Artists posted for papers
  • Blog post about an artist Assignment
    • Tips for Writing the Blog
    • Homework:
      • Photogrammetry – review this and come to the next class with a simple object (no action figures, cars, dolls, etc) that we will create a 3D model of using SLR cameras during the next class.
      • some fairly simple free standing objects (1-2) between the size of a golf ball and a medium sized water bottle to make a 3D scan of in ReCap the object should not be:
        • lacking surface detail
        • reflective, glossy, or shiny
      • Download Meshmixer onto your computer for next class and EXPERIMENT with the program. Try importing the bunny and seeing how you can change it!
      • Review Project #4: Digital 3D printing
        • There are several tutorials you need to watch in this outline so make sure to do that for next class!    

M 3/25

  • WE WILL MEET IN LAMSON LIBRARY ROOM 031 TO START PROJECT #4
    • Make sure to bring your own computer and a flash drive
    • Bring simple free standing objects (1-2) between the size of a baseball and a medium sized water bottle to make a 3D scan of in ReCap the object should not be:
      • lacking surface details/texture
      • reflective, glossy, or shiny

W 3/27

  • WE WILL MEET IN LAMSON LIBRARY ROOM 031 TO START PROJECT #4
  • Work on 3D print images in Meshmixer
    • HOMEWORK:
      • Work on your 3D digital model in meshmixer
      • Review and be ready to discuss Kitsch Reading

M 4/1

W 4/3

M 4/8

  • Clay vessel making demo
  • Clay workday using molds to make multiples
    • make a minimum of 4 casts of each object.
  • Sketch ideas for your open form
    • HOMEWORK:
      • check on your clay work over the week to make sure it doesn’t dry too much.
      • make a minimum of 3-4 casts of each object.
      • review and be familiar with the ceramic terminology

W 4/10

  • Clay Work Day
    • Homework:
      • Have piece completed and in the greenware stage for critique next class.
      • review and be familiar with the ceramic terminology

M 4/15

  • CRITIQUE OF PROJECT #5
    • Work left out on racks to dry over the week
  • Follow-up/afterthought sketches in class of Project #5

W 4/17

M 4/22

  • Discuss narrative, go over fieldwork #1 and work on fieldwork #2.
  • Video capture and getting the images needed.
    • Homework: Create Storyboards in consideration of field works #1 and #2

W 4/24

  • Review Storyboards and discuss in class
  • Non- linear video editing discussion and workday
    • Homework: work on shooting video, editing

M 4/29

  • Critique of project #4: Video
  • Clay objects out of the kilns and ready to paint
  • Discuss final surface application for ceramic objects using acrylic paint
    • Homework:
      • Paint and add surface to Project #5: Ceramic Open Form

W 5/1

  • Course evaluation: bring your computer!
  • 3D studio cleanup and organization
  • Final Quiz opens on Moodle
  • Paint Project #5

Final Exam Date/Time: Wednesday May 8 from 8:00 – 10:30 AM

  • Critique Project #5: Ceramic Open Form
  • All work Photographed and on ePorts by 5pm Friday May 9th. Due to fair grading policy no late work can be accepted after the final.
  • Final Quiz closes at 5pm Friday May 9th!