Fall semester of 2015 saw a new class on the art roster. Led by Visiting Assistant Professor Clint Sleeper, students in Art 211: Modeling the Utopia explored the design of a utopian community using a 3D modeling software, 2D design software, and Studio M’s MakerBot 3D printers. Prof. Sleeper elaborates:
“As a quick introduction into 3D software, students use Maya to create a model for a Utopian society, which navigates issues of urban planning, concerns for architecture, issues of public/private space, personal ideologies, collective agreement and consensus as arranged by the class. Original architectural designs, conceived by students were 3D printed on MakerBot machines, physically manipulated, and finally placed on cartographic designs, also designed and negotiated by students, created in Illustrator and Photoshop. The final projects are viewed as full-class collaborative sculptures where each color map designs serves as the base for each 3D printed structure and all of the pieces make up the city.”
For more information, contact Assistant Professor Sleeper.