Create an Embarrassing Object

Contributor:

University of Missouri

PROJECT INFORMATION FOR EDUCATORS

Where?

Course level 

3D Design\3D Foundations

Why?

Conversation points for instructors

I adapted this open-ended exercise from PBS video series “The Art Assignment” 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), I let my students choose what made the most sense to them\what they had ability to do in their homes. 

Acknowledgements:

based on the PBS video series “The Art Assignment” 

PROJECT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

What?

Project Prompt / Challenge

The following exercise is based on the PBS video series “The Art Assignment.” Begin by watching the video on artist Geof Oppenheimer and follow the instructions below to make a 3-dimensional object using 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. Create a 3-D object that makes you feel uncomfortable, out of a material or group of materials (object can stand on its own or interact with your body)

  2. Document your object (3 views on neutral backdrop) and post to discussion board

  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:

Open

Timeline:

1 week

FURTHER SUPPORT INFORMATION

Online / Video Resources:

Additional Tips:

This assignment is part of a series of challenges.  Links to others below:

Joe Pintz WDWDN.art Project Shares:

Lost Childhood Object

Object Empathy

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