3D Printing in the Art Classroom

After reviewing and analyzing my data, I highlighted what I felt were important points and created a book for art educators. Enjoy!

Pictures!

This was indeed a fun yet challenging research project. Here are a few mixed media projects created using the 3D printer:

Analyzing Data

Summary from Student Questionnaire What factors influenced students while working on their artwork? What problems did you face while working on your artwork? If you were to begin this project again, what changes would you make in creating your artwork? What tips or advice would you offer to others who are experimenting with a 3D…

Still Printing

Today, some students finished their projects and there are some who are waiting on their print(s) from the 3D printer. With two 3D printers in my lab and only a 2 hour class period with 22 students, it’s taking some time to print. Even though students come back at a later time, it’s still taking…

Finally Printing

Today was a bit overwhelming. Here are some things I noticed: I realized today that my class is too large for 3D printing. I have 22 students in my class and I can tell that some were getting impatient because I did not get to them right away to assist them. Having 22 students was really…

Research and Designing

Today was rather productive. Students started sketching possible designs. As they sketched, I noticed that some where really sure of what they are doing and they even knew what artistic medium they want to use in their artwork. I also noticed that some needed some guidance in working out their concept. One example in particular: A…

Brainstorming…

Today, we started brainstorming for the multimedia project they are to create. I explained the project to everyone and I shared mixed media images from a Pinterest board I created, and a Video I created regarding three dimensional printing. Afterwards, I had everyone to think about this project. I gave everyone an index card and I asked…

3D Printing and Art Research

I’m currently working on a capstone project titled ‘Fusing Art and 3D Printing: Creating a Meaningful Learning Experience in Art’. Students in my design class will explore creative ways to integrate a 3D printer with traditional art materials to create art. Having access to 2 three-dimensional (3D) printers in my classroom, I want to find…