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Claire Picard

UNIT TITLE: Digital Fabrication and Social Practice

LESSON TITLE: Intro to 3D Printing

GRADE LEVEL
AND CLASS SIZE

High School
15 students

OVERVIEW: Introducing 3D printing to our


artistic practice, creating 3D objects from
ideas in our heads

DURATION
EX. 3 45-minute class
meetings

RATIONALE
Why this lesson for these students at this time?

6 45 minute class
meetings

As technology extends and


expands in the art world, art
education must expand to meet
those needs. The art classroom is
the perfect place to introduce 3D
printing to students. It allows for
students to explore different
aspects of the technology that
they are interested in. High school
is the perfect age for this lesson in
that the students are old enough to
understand and manipulate 3D
printing software effectively. This
lesson will further promote a
relationship between art and
technology, expanding the
students level of skills in multiple
areas.

Lesson Overview:
This lesson is focused on the utilization of 3D printing in artistic
practices. Students will research the use of 3D printing in the art world
and do a small presentation of an artwork or artist that has involved 3D
printing in some aspect of their work. Students will be introduced to
Tinkercad online 3D printing software and will learn the basics of
creating objects on the software. Students will go through a process of
prototyping to perfect their designs and execute their desired outcome.
This lesson helps further our theme of utilizing technology in the art
classroom. 3D printing can be used in many different ways and
students will be able to explore the areas of 3D printing that interest
them.

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Claire Picard
UNIT TITLE: Digital Fabrication and Social Practice

LESSON TITLE: Intro to 3D Printing

OVERVIEW: Introducing 3D printing to our


artistic practice, creating 3D objects from
ideas in our heads

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Include NCAS or Pennsylvania State standards referenced by level with each objective

1. Students will print an original design using a 3D printer.


Standard 9.1.12.J : Analyze and evaluate the use of traditional and
contemporary technologies for producing, preforming, exhibiting
works in the arts or the works of others.
Standard 9.1.12.H : Incorporate the effective and safe use of
materials, equipment, and tools into the production of works in the
arts at work and performance spaces.
2. Students will gain a basic knowledge of 3D CAD software
Standard 9.1.12.J : Analyze and evaluate the use of traditional and
contemporary technologies for producing, preforming, exhibiting
works in the arts or the works of others.
Standard 9.1.12.C : Integrate and apply advanced vocabulary to the
arts forms
3. Students will reflect on the process of trial and error and the
differences in the outcomes of different prototypes
Standard 9.1.12.G : Analyze the effect of rehearsal and practice
sessions
4. Students will research one artist who utilizes 3D printing
Standard 9.1.12.F : Analyze works of arts influenced by experiences or
historical and cultural events through production, performance, or
exhibition.
ASSESSMENT
EVIDENCE OF SUCCESS
Outcomes that demonstrate meeting learning
objectives. Match evaluative criteria to learning
objectives.

ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS
Specify ways you will gather evidence of
outcomes (ex. Graphic organizers, discussion,
artwork, etc) Include both formative and
summative assessments.

-Print an original 3D design


-Utilize 3D CAD software to create design

-Observation
-Project

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UNIT TITLE: Digital Fabrication and Social Practice

LESSON TITLE: Intro to 3D Printing

-Create multiple prototypes that


demonstrate a growth of understanding
for the process
-Reflect upon own work as well as peers
work
-Completes short presentation on an
artist who utilizes 3D printing

OVERVIEW: Introducing 3D printing to our


artistic practice, creating 3D objects from
ideas in our heads

-Discussion
-Presentation (research and final
piece)
-Critique
-Quiz

TEACHER RESOURCE GUIDE


RELEVANT RESEARCH & RESOURCES USED IN PLANNING THE LESSON.
Include websites, books, etc that informed your research about the lesson ideas.

Tinkercad.com
Thingiverse.com
Instructables.com
https://3dprintingindustry.com/3d-printing-basics-free-beginners-guide/
http://3dprintingforbeginners.com

VISUAL REFERENCES
Include relevant thematically related images that support the lesson. Include citation information. .

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Claire Picard
UNIT TITLE: Digital Fabrication and Social Practice

LESSON TITLE: Intro to 3D Printing

OVERVIEW: Introducing 3D printing to our


artistic practice, creating 3D objects from
ideas in our heads

VND 3 (also uploaded)


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/30/3d-printing-art_n_5534459.html

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/04/bears-on-stairs-dblg/

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Claire Picard
UNIT TITLE: Digital Fabrication and Social Practice

LESSON TITLE: Intro to 3D Printing

OVERVIEW: Introducing 3D printing to our


artistic practice, creating 3D objects from
ideas in our heads

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/11/3d-sculpturesunflowers_n_4079360.html

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Claire Picard
UNIT TITLE: Digital Fabrication and Social Practice

LESSON TITLE: Intro to 3D Printing

OVERVIEW: Introducing 3D printing to our


artistic practice, creating 3D objects from
ideas in our heads

http://laughingsquid.com/21st-century-self-portrait-a-3d-printed-self-portraitmask-by-joshua-harker/

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Claire Picard
UNIT TITLE: Digital Fabrication and Social Practice

LESSON TITLE: Intro to 3D Printing

OVERVIEW: Introducing 3D printing to our


artistic practice, creating 3D objects from
ideas in our heads

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND LEARNING TASKS


DAY 1
LEARNING OBJECTIVES

EVALUATIVE CRITERIA

ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS

Students will
research one artist
who utilizes 3D
printing

Student preforms
research on artists
utilizing 3D printing

Observation
Discussion

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
What will you do as a teacher to set conditions for student
learning?

LEARNING TASKS
What activities and behaviors will
students engage in in response to
instructional strategies?

MOTI-VATION
Specify time
allotments
0
3

20
23
25

43

Greet kids
Introduce project
Conversation with class
about 3D printing
(who has encountered it,
what is it?, what could it be
used for?)
Present VND as an intro to
the concept of using the
past to inspire the present
Discussion with class:
excitement and fears
Discussion: Goals for the
project

1. Participate in
discussions with class
2. Actively listen to short
lecture
3. Individually conduct
research
4. Record research found
and transcribe
information into short
presentation

Students break from the class


discussion to individual
computers/tablets to begin
research
Wrap up work/save presentations

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OVERVIEW: Introducing 3D printing to our
artistic practice, creating 3D objects from
ideas in our heads

UNIT TITLE: Digital Fabrication and Social Practice

LESSON TITLE: Intro to 3D Printing

EXPLORATION
Specify time
allotments

20 minutes

REVIEW AND
REFLECT
Specify time
allotmentst

25 minutes

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND LEARNING TASKS


DAY 2
LEARNING OBJECTIVES

EVALUATIVE CRITERIA

Students will
research one artist
who utilizes 3D
printing

Students will share short


presentation on the
artist/artwork they have
researched

Students will gain a


basic knowledge of
3D CAD software

Student will begin


working with Tinkercad

ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS

Presentation
Class discussion
Observation
Tinkercad quiz
(ungraded)

Student will participate


in Tinkercad challenges

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
What will you do as a teacher to set conditions for
student learning?

LEARNING TASKS
What activities and behaviors will students
engage in in response to instructional strategies?

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Claire Picard
UNIT TITLE: Digital Fabrication and Social Practice

LESSON TITLE: Intro to 3D Printing

OVERVIEW: Introducing 3D printing to our


artistic practice, creating 3D objects from
ideas in our heads

MOTIVATION
Specify
time
allotments
0
2

Greet kids
Short revision of the goals
for this project
Student presentations on the
artist/artwork they
researched

35

Introduction to Tinkercad
Let students discover things
on their own after explaining
basic idea

1. Students actively listen to


project goals
2. Students participate in
presenting their artist/artwork
research
3. Student actively listen to
peers presentations
4. Students begin to work with
Tinkercad
5. Students spend time working
with Tinkercad on their own
time

43

Leave with agreement


students will explore
Tinkercad on their own time
EXPLORATION
Specify
time
allotments

10 minutes

REVIEW
AND
REFLECT
Specify
time
allotmentst

35 minutes

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND LEARNING TASKS


DAY 3
LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Students will gain a


basic knowledge of
3D CAD software

EVALUATIVE CRITERIA

ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS

Students will complete


teacher-led tasks on
Tinkercad

Quiz
Observation
Discussion
Homework

Students begin to
execute their own
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OVERVIEW: Introducing 3D printing to our
artistic practice, creating 3D objects from
ideas in our heads

UNIT TITLE: Digital Fabrication and Social Practice

LESSON TITLE: Intro to 3D Printing

design ideas on
Tinkercad

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
What will you do as a teacher to set conditions for
student learning?
MOTIVATION
Specify
time
allotments
0
2

10

25

45

LEARNING TASKS
What activities and behaviors will students
engage in in response to instructional strategies?

Greet kids
Demo with Tinkercad, create a
simple object (call and response
when taking steps; ex: how can
I measure this?)
Set small tasks on Tinkercad,
circulate to consult with
students struggling with the
tasks
Allow students to begin their
own projects (whether that
means straight on Tinkercad or
brainstorming on Tinkercad first

1. Students work with


Tinkercad to create a
simple object
2. Students participate in
answering teacher
questions revolving around
simple tasks on Tinkercad
3. Students spend time
drafting designs for 3D
printing (either on paper or
on Tinkercad)
4. Students spend personal
time working with their 3d
design

Leave with agreement students


will continue work on their first
prototype
EXPLORATION
Specify
time
allotments

35 minutes

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Claire Picard
OVERVIEW: Introducing 3D printing to our
artistic practice, creating 3D objects from
ideas in our heads

UNIT TITLE: Digital Fabrication and Social Practice

LESSON TITLE: Intro to 3D Printing

REVIEW
AND
REFLECT
Specify
time
allotmentst

10 minutes

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND LEARNING TASKS


DAY 4
LEARNING OBJECTIVES

EVALUATIVE CRITERIA

ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS

Students will gain a


basic knowledge of
3D CAD software

Students will execute


design goals on
Tinkercad

Observation
Discussion
Homework

Students will print an


original design using
a 3D printer.

Students will begin to


send effective files to
the 3D printer

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
What will you do as a teacher to set conditions for
student learning?
MOTIVATION
Specify
time
allotments
0

Greet kids

Students quickly resume


work on their designs

15

Short demo on
exporting/sending file to the
printer

20

LEARNING TASKS
What activities and behaviors will students
engage in in response to instructional strategies?

1. Students work with their


designs on Tinkercad
2. Students actively listen to the
demo
3. Students (who are able and
ready) send the correct
formatted files to the printers
4. Students (who have not
printed) finish their design on
their own time after class

Continue work on designs,


students who are ready work
with me to start printing files

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Claire Picard
UNIT TITLE: Digital Fabrication and Social Practice

LESSON TITLE: Intro to 3D Printing

OVERVIEW: Introducing 3D printing to our


artistic practice, creating 3D objects from
ideas in our heads

45

Leave with agreement that


all students will submit a
completed file for printing
before the next class

EXPLORATION
Specify
time
allotments
REVIEW
AND
REFLECT
Specify
time
allotmentst

38 minutes

7 minutes

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND LEARNING TASKS


DAY 5
LEARNING OBJECTIVES

EVALUATIVE CRITERIA

ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS

Students will print an


original design using
a 3D printer.

Students will participate


in a class discussion
using critical reflection
to aid the revision
process

Discussion
Homework
Observation
Project

Students will gain a


basic knowledge of
3D CAD software
Students will reflect
on the process of trial
and error and the
differences in the
outcomes of different
prototypes

Students will work with


their designs on
Tinkercad to make
revisions and further
their designs
Some students will
submit these revised
files for printing

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Claire Picard
OVERVIEW: Introducing 3D printing to our
artistic practice, creating 3D objects from
ideas in our heads

UNIT TITLE: Digital Fabrication and Social Practice

LESSON TITLE: Intro to 3D Printing

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
What will you do as a teacher to set conditions for
student learning?
MOTIVATION
Specify
time
allotments
0
2

20
30

LEARNING TASKS
What activities and behaviors will students
engage in in response to instructional strategies?

Greet kids
Class discussion /critique on
printed objects, what went
right and wrong
Class Q+A for struggles they
are having in the process,
short demos
Students revise their original
designs

45

Leave with agreement


second drafts will be
submitted to me within a
reasonable time to be
printed before next class

EXPLORATION
Specify
time
allotments

15 minutes

REVIEW
AND
REFLECT
Specify
time
allotmentst

30 minutes

1. Students will participate in a


class discussion
2. Students will look critically at
works and propose
opportunities for revision
3. Students will ask questions
that are inhibiting their
design process
4. Students will actively listen to
problems and solutions that
they or their classmates are
struggling with
5. Students work with Tinkercad
to make adjustments to their
work
6. Students (who are not
finished) complete designs in
a timely manner to be printed

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND LEARNING TASKS


DAY 6
LEARNING OBJECTIVES

EVALUATIVE CRITERIA

ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS

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UNIT TITLE: Digital Fabrication and Social Practice

LESSON TITLE: Intro to 3D Printing

Students will reflect


on the process of trial
and error and the
differences in the
outcomes of different
prototypes

Students will reflect on


their success and failure
with the project

Project
Critique
Discussion
Observation

Students will reflect on


where their designs can
go going forward.

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
What will you do as a teacher to set conditions for
student learning?
MOTIVATION
Specify
time
allotments
0

Greet students

Final critique of second


prototype

25

OVERVIEW: Introducing 3D printing to our


artistic practice, creating 3D objects from
ideas in our heads

LEARNING TASKS
What activities and behaviors will students
engage in in response to instructional strategies?

1. Students reflect critically on


their/classmates 3D designs
2. Students actively participate
in a class discussion of the
project

Review of project (successes


and failures, what they would
do differently, ways they see
3D printing impacting their
future with art making)
45

EXPLORATION
Specify
time
allotments

Close

0 minutes

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Claire Picard
UNIT TITLE: Digital Fabrication and Social Practice

LESSON TITLE: Intro to 3D Printing

REVIEW
AND
REFLECT
Specify
time
allotmentst

OVERVIEW: Introducing 3D printing to our


artistic practice, creating 3D objects from
ideas in our heads

45 minutes

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