FF 130A: Prototype/Situate/Fabricate Course Description
Discover a process-based approach to creating objects in space. This first-year fabrication course provides a comprehensive introduction to the creation of multi-dimensional works in a variety of media. Students will explore spatial reasoning, learn to select the appropriate tools and materials to suit their projects, and undertake a crucial primer on shop safety. This course is unique in its iterative methodology, following a project through several stages of development to its final form.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate methods of material transformation and various related processes in order to construct meaning.
- Demonstrate purposeful construction of form, space and structure using analog and digital techniques.
- Demonstrate the relationship of a form to its space/place/context.
- Consider cross cultural and intercultural learning in the classroom as a local, national and global learning space.
|Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate methods of material transformation and various related processes in order to construct meaning.
Create work that combines/joins at least 2 different materials together
Translate a form between dimensions and materials
- from 2d --> 3d ; 3d-->2d 2d-->4d etc
- from paper --> cardboard -->wood
- Sample lesson plans
Demonstrate purposeful construction of form, space and structure using analog and digital techniques.
Analog Competencies: Utilize the tools and equipment provided in the classroom while emphasizing safety in all processes and procedures. Competencies should focus on:
Introduction to tools such as: Marking Gauge, Tape measure, Ruler, Caliper, Squares, Compass, Protractor, etc
Introduction to tools such as: Mitre saw, Box Cutter/ Snap knives, Rotary cutters, Band-saw, Drill Press, Jig-saw, Sander
Introduction to tools such as: Drills, screwdrivers/screws, sewing machines, glues/adhesives, hinges, nails, clamps, vides and jigs.
- Emphasize safety in all processes and procedures
- Consult with Amy about proper safety protocol for all classroom equipment and tools.
- Using video to document 3d, site specefic or performance work.
- Basic video capture (using phone or DSLR)
- Basic video editing
- Importing footage
- Trimming clips
- Adding titles
- Exporting movie
- Drawing for fabrication using Adobe Illustrator
- Understanding digital measurements and drawing to scale
- Draw 2d shapes for 3d extrusion or prepare 2d flat drawings for 2d --> 3d translation.
Intro to 3d Modeling (printing not required but available)
- Create 3d models in Tinkercad or Fusion (no sketchup, sculptris, cinema 4d or blender please and thank you)
- Understand digital measurements and scale (mm vs inches)
- Basic concepts:
- Working with geometric solids
- Making holes
- Extruding (from illustrator drawings or flat shapes)
|Demonstrate the relationship of a form to its space/place/context.
Working site specifically or in response to the environment
|Consider cross cultural and intercultural learning in the classroom as a local, national and global learning space.
||Determined by the Professor.