Lost Childhood Object

Contributor:

University of Missouri

PROJECT INFORMATION FOR EDUCATORS

Where?

Course level 

3-D Design\3-D Foundations

Why?

Conversation points for instructors

The following exercise is based on the PBS video series “The Art Assignment.” Begin by watching the video on artist Lenka Clayton 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

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 Lenka Clayton 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. Think of an object that you cherished as a child. Make a full-page sketch of that object

  2. Create the object 3D in the material of your choice

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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:

Object Empathy

Create an Embarrassing Object

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