Project 1 - Exquisite Columns

Initiated by the Surrealist movement, Exquisite Corpse is a technique in which one person draws on a sheet of paper, folds it to conceal part of the drawing, and then passes it to the next person for a further contribution. For project 1, we will learn the basics of 3D modeling by taking the concept of drawing into 3D space and creating exquisite columns. Each collaborator will add to the column in sequence by being allowed to see only the plan view of what the previous person contributed. Once the overall 3D model is assembled, we will learn about digital fabrication techniques and materialize the resulting sets. Each student will be responsible for fabricating their part of the whole.

Topics covered: plan, elevation, transformations, solids, extrusions, boolean operations, deformers.

Project 2 

Through the use of drawing, 3D modeling, digital fabrication, and/or traditional fabrication techniques, create an object whose production process informs the very same content of the object being made. The project can be a design artifact with a functional purpose, an art piece, or a combination of both.

Topics covered: translation, materials, processes, scale, assembly.