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3-D Printing and The Art Curriculum
3-D Printing, An Overview 1:41
The Role of 3-D Printing in a 21st Century Art Room 1:26
STEAM and 3-D Printing 2:25
Building a 3-D Printing Program
Essential Supplies for 3-D Printing 3:05
Tips and Tricks for Funding Expensive Program Items 1:53
The 3-D Printing Process, Step By Step
Working With Existing Models 1:36
Creating Models (CAD) 12:09
Creating Models Through 3-D Scanning 13:36
Project and Lesson Ideas
3-D Printing Assignment 1 3:51
3-D Printing Assignment 2 2:17
3-D Printing Assignment 4:13
Tips and Tricks for Successful 3-D Printing
Solving 3-D Printing Challenges 3:10
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
3 PD Hours
1 Gain an overview of the 3-D printing process, from initial sketches to the finished product.
2 Learn tips for organization and classroom management of this complex, multi-step process.
3 Walk away with classroom proven 3-D printing project ideas.
3-D printing is an exciting, design focused application of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) within the art classroom. The 3-D printing process allows students to explore sculptural design using current technologies and art making materials. However, for many teachers, this technology can seem overwhelming. In this PRO Learning Pack, you will gain a foundational understanding of process, learn how to overcome the technological and financial hurdles of starting a printing program, and see several dynamic examples, including low-budget 3-D scanning. If you have ever considered implementing 3-D printing in your art room, this is the place to start!
Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies
4.1 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various media effectively
4.2 Demonstrates willingness to expand content knowledge of media
4.3 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art media
4.4 Utilizes and applies knowledge of various techniques and processes
4.5 Demonstrates willingness to expand content knowledge of techniques and processes
4.6 Scaffolds instruction to provide a deeper understanding of art techniques and processes
Connected National Visual Arts Standards
Anchor Standard #1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
Anchor Standard #3: Refine and complete artistic work.
Middle School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator
Rich Stachon is a middle school art teacher in Glen Ellyn, IL. He believes in providing students with a safe environment where they can confidently create by merging traditional and digital art-making techniques. Rich earned a master’s degree in education media design and technology from Full Sail University.