Thursday, May 26, 2016

TinkerCAD - Day 4

Today is the day! We all had one last day to finish up our designs and prepare them for the 3D printer.  Some final finishing touches (or last minute scrambling, for some) did the trick.

Overall, the designs are going to turn out awesome when they are printed!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

TinkerCAD - Day 3

We continued our 3D printing journey. Given that everyone this time around decided to challenge their 3D design abilities, we ran into some slumps. We powered through and are well on our way to finishing our designs. Some last minute
 tweaks next class should be enough!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

TinkerCAD - Day 2

We are slowly getting some promising results!

Today, we contined our 3D printing journey on and everyone has finished the lessons, which means we are all set to make an awesome project! We have the bases of our projects set.

All that is left now is fine tuning and adding our own personal touch.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

TinkerCAD - Day 1

Today marks the return of TinkerCAD!

TinkerCAD is a 3D design tool that you can use for free at CAD stands for Computer Assisted Design and CAD tools allow people to make digital 3D objects that can be printed on our Makerbot Replicator 3D printer.

Today, students learned the basics of TinkerCAD and set out to create an awesome 3D design of their own!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Negative Space Art - Day 2

Today was the second day of Negative Space Art.  In the first class we used the Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter to cut out a vinyl cling silhouette design of our choice.

Today, we put that silhouette vinyl cling on a canvas and then painted the negative space.  When the paint dried we peeled off the vinyl and voila!  Art!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Today is a throwback to the basics of Photoshop since we've been having many new-comers lately! We reviewed how to use Adobe Photoshop and the basic tools we can use within it. From there, we each took a picture of ourselves and inserted them into backgrounds of our choosing. The final results turned out great!

Negative Space Art - Day 1

We got our creative hats on today! We are picking out designs to paint over on a canvas. We printed out those designs on vinyl using the Silhouette Studio and the next class is going to be dedicated to letting out our inner Picasso