3D Foundations: Work Schedule

Work Schedule Fall 2022

This is the work schedule for Foundations of Art: 3D. Please make sure to check back frequently as this schedule will change as the semester progresses. All assignment outlines are hyperlinked below. Remember, you will need to post all assignments to your PlymouthCreate Website (PCW) and THEN post the hyperlink on Canvas with the appropriate project/assignment. 

Resources:

Projects: 

Documents: 

PlymouthCreate Website (PCW)

  • Setup
    • Guidelines for what posts and your PCW should contain HERE
    • There are numerous points of information on setting up your PCW site here.
      • Step by Step Directions for Domain of Ones Own PCW setup can be found HERE
    • Setting up your Creative Commons License happens HERE
    • Once you have established your PCW, post the hyperlink for your About Page on Canvas in the proper assignment.  
  • PCW FAQ
    • How to make a picture gallery HERE
    • Lost your password?? Go HERE
    • Other issues? Check out the PSU Knowledgebase or contact the help desk at psu-helpdesk@plymouth.edu.

Week 1 (Jan 19)

Class 1 on Zoom

  • Intro/Supplies/Syllabus
  • We will watch this video in class together:
    • HOMEWORK:
      • Take Quiz #1: Syllabus quiz on Canvas
      • read The Student Side of Making as we will discuss next class.
      • Review and define terms on the Elements of Design Terminology
        • MAKE SURE to define these terms in your sketchbook or in some way that you can use as a reference for discussions, explaining your own work, and talking about other people’s work.
        •  Reviewing student PCW and the documents posted for review.
        • Find or create an image of a 3D object and put it in a slide on this Powerpoint. It could be art or not, and make sure you document the title and include the link with your name as I have. Be prepared to explain why it is or is not dynamic using the terms Art & Design terms.   

Class 2 on Zoom

  • Review Elements of Design Terminology 
  • review The Student Side of Making in class.
  • review 3D object/art in slides on this Powerpoint
  • In class: creativity and thinking.
    • 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 PCW so it is up and running
          • EPORT setup
            • Guidelines for what your PCW should contain HERE
            • There are numerous points of information on setting up your Plymouthcreate PCW site here.
              • Step by Step Directions for Domain of Ones Own PCW setup can be found HERE
            • Setting up your Creative Commons License happens HERE
            • Once you have established your PCW, post the hyperlink for your About Page in Canvas in the My First PCW post.
        • 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
        • Review 3 Forms project and consider the wire component (8″ minimum)

Week 2 ( Jan 24-26)

Class 3

  • Bring in sketch book
  • Bring in your four types of thinking sheet you did for last class.
  • 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

Class 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

Week 3 (Jan 31-Feb 2) 

Class 5

  • 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 good paper supplied in room D&M 118
      • Work on cardboard/planar form

Class 6

  • Work on cardboard form and review
    • working critique drawings in space
  • Discuss Theory Toolbox
  • Introduce linear form
    • Homework:
    • Work on linear form project
    • Complete drawing in space for critique

Week 4 (Feb 7-9)

Class 7 

  • Drawing in Space Due critique with Bret Kulakovich
  • Introduce Project #2: Elements of Design Tyvek Suit 
  • 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 chapter 3
      • post the link to your eport post on Drawing in Space project in the course Excel document
      • Retake/take Quiz #1: Syllabus Quiz on Canvas
      • Take Quiz #2: Elements of Design on Canvas 
      • review and answer Study Guide for Theory Toolbox

Class 8

  • review 3 suit ideas
    • choose one and start!
  • Discuss theory toolbox reading Chapter 3
  •  Eport questions in class
  • work on component 3 of 3 Forms project 
  • Homework:
    • Work on Suit

Week 5 (Feb 14-16)

Class 9 

  • Working critique of suits (should have composition mapped out)
  • Suit work day
    • Homework
      • complete suit
        • Post to course Excel document

Class 10

  • Suits due for critique
  • how to photo 3D work discussion and practice (take images of suits with an SLR camera)
  • Solid form completion
    • 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.

Week 6 (Feb 21-23)

Class 11

  • Review this: 3D Forms and then make a new post and do drawings for Project #3: Three Forms
  • Working critique for Tyvek suit 
  • Home work:

Class 12

  • FINAL CRITIQUE for Tyvek suits
  • Photograph Project #3: 3 Forms
  • Homework:
    • Review Moldmaking Video for Project #4
    • Bring a pear, apple, orange, or spherical shaped fruit to the next class as well as a Kitch object that is no bigger than the size of your fist. 
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Week 7 (Feb 28-Mar2)

Class 13          

  • Work on Moldmaking for Project #4
    • Homework:
  • how to photo 3D work discussion and practice (take images of suits and all final projects)
    • Homework:
      • Artist/Articles for your paper need to be posted to course Excel
        • remember to use PCW Suggestions in posting your assignment page
        • your eport should have the following characteristics so look at your eport checklist here.

Class 14

  • Discussion of Artists posted for papers
  • Homework:

Week 8 (Mar 14-16)

Class 15

  • Work on Project #4 making plaster molds

Class 16

  • Work on Project #4 all plaster molds complete

Week 9 (Mar 21-23)

Class 17

  • Work on project #4 Clay component

Class 18

Week 10 (Mar 28-30)

Class 19

  • Project 5: Dynamic Laser Box

  • Bring in your computer as it will be needed
  • Review assignment and start Part One

Class 20

  • Project 5 Part One work day

Week 11 (April 4-6)

Class 21

  • We start meeting in the Makerspace

  • Part One review

  • Part Two – Production and Assembly start

Class 22

  • Part Two Production and Assembly Project 5 Cont’d

Week 12 (April 11-13)

Class 23

  • Project 5 is due – Critique

Class 24

  • Project #6 3D production and design

Week 13 (Apr 18-20) 

Class 25

  • Project 6 work day

Class 26

  • Turkey Day Break

Week 14 (Apr 25-27)

Class 26

  • Project 6 work day – printing setup and production

Class 27 

  • Project 6 workday – production and printing

FINAL Monday May 2            8-10:30am

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