Action Verb

Contributor:

University of Missouri

PROJECT INFORMATION FOR EDUCATORS

Where?

Course level 

3-D Design\3-D Foundations

Why?

Conversation points for instructors

I used this exercise as a low-stakes way for my 3-D Design students to keep making when we were forced online this past Spring. Rather than requiring a specific technique\material\process (like I normally would do in my f2f classes), students were able to choose what made the most sense to them\what they had the ability to do in their homes.

Acknowledgements:

This project has been floating around for a long time so I am not sure who to credit, but I have appreciation for them just the same. 

PROJECT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

What?

Project Prompt / Challenge

The following exercise is based on the aritst Richard Serra who used a list of verbs as inspiration for his abstract sculpture. Begin by watching the video and respond to the instructions to make a series 3-dimensional objects out of the materials of your choice. After documenting what you made, post the images to our discussion board, and do a short write-up on the experience.

How?

Strategy

Instructions:

  1. Construct a series of sculptures from Richard Serra’s Verblist out of your choice of material

  2. Document what you’ve made and post images

  3. Post a 300-400 word essay about why you were drawn to this topic, why you made what you made, and what you learned from the process.

  4. Now go back to the discussion board and check out images of what four of your fellow classmates made and read their write-ups. Submit a substantive comment (3-4 sentence minimum) for each of the 4 people on their work\statement.

  5. Finally, read and reply to all the comments made to you about your piece and write a thoughtful reply (2 sentences minimum). 

Materials:

Student's choice

Timeline:

one week

FURTHER SUPPORT INFORMATION

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