Students from the Gallery Studio class Forward Thinking: 3D Printing have been accepted as presenters at World Maker Faire! Work from this class will also be on view at the upcoming Gallery Studio Program Exhibition in the Brooklyn Museum.
By engaging with both new and traditional media, students have touched on powerful ideas in contemporary art such as the significance of process, juxtaposition, appropriation, and community. With each class, we worked towards an understanding of the implications of democratizing creative content. The kids were particularly interested in artistic discipline and readily voiced their insights as they unraveled concepts. Students have touched on ideas of copying and originality, and whether artwork needs to evidence the artists’ hand.
Through gallery activities and rich conversation, students have contrasted the differences between looking closely at sculpture through drawing and through a 3D scan. Students created a final collaborative work inspired by Gerrit Rietveld’s Doll’s House, which was created by the designer to give hope to two children during the post-war era. To explore the ideas in this work, students re-imagined our classroom, Studio 1, as their creative kingdom. Students collaborated on a model and used their 3D artwork to modify the space.
This class was part of the Museum’s Gallery/Studio Program, and was generously funded by Deutsche Bank.
Posted by Ana Fernandez