Program Summary

This workshop, taking place on three different Saturdays in the spring of 2014, introduces art, architecture, and design teachers to newly available 3D printer technologies and concepts of additive manufacturing. A selection of objects from the Art Institute’s Architecture and Design collection will be used to consider the conceptual shift involved in designing using 3D printing. Participants will use Google SketchUp and work collaboratively to create new designs or modify existing objects in ways that optimize the opportunities available through 3D printing.

The workshop approach is modeled on 21st Century Skills and promotes real-world applications along with cooperative and integrated learning approaches.