Feb 21, 2010

Book of Muscles

Sophomore 3D Class Thursday

Thursday I had the students make their own paintbrushes with cheap found materials. Using ink and paint we made expressive drawings emphasizing the proportions and character of their clay convexity. The parameters (making their own paintbrush) are defined by the means as opposed to focusing on the end results. This creates a unified body of work, but allows for personal expression. As a teacher I find you get better result when you set the parameters, but leave room for the students to interpret.

Feb 18, 2010

Pratt Sophmore Industrial Design Drawing

I am fortunate to also teach a Sophomore Industrial Design drawing class this semester. The students spend most of the class drawing with a portion dedicated to comments and review. I like to keep the review sessions short and post the work around the room as they finish. In my opinion they learn more from each other by looking and seeing than they do from me rambling.  This class we focused on showing movement within a drawing using basic geometry. This exercise will help them communicate moving parts in their future designs. The drawing shown are a combination of their homework and their classwork. I will continue to post the student progress and highlights from their assignments.