Friday, April 27, 2012

The Last Day and What You Need to Bring

We will have our final critique May 3rd at the regular class time. Bring your finished Automata projects, lecture signature sheet, and any late assignments you may need to turn in. We will have our critique, I will film each pieces movements, and then that will be it.
See you all next week!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Assignment 5 New Due Date

The fifth and final assignment to build an Automata will not be due on May 10, like the assignment posted below states. That is because the last day of the semester is May 4.  The new due date for the project will be May 3. This puts a time crunch on the projects so just remember that these will really be prototypes and won't have to be polished. I do want to see movement and you all sticking to your original drawings as much as possible.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Assignment 5

Form in Motion

Using the techniques found in the art form of Automata you will be creating a form that will move using a crank and simple wooden geared movements. This assignment will be broken into two assignments. The first will be to build a prototype from paper and scrap to workout your desired movement before you work in your final medium. The second half will be to complete the ideas worked out in your prototype in wood for the final piece.

I.      Paper prototype due April 26
II.    Final Automata due May 10

Materials will be discussed in class but here is a list of things commonly needed to build Automata:
Illustration Board
Wooden Dowl, under ½ inch in diameter
Thin sheet of plywood, around ¼ inch thick

Tools (tools not found in the sculpture studio):
X-acto Knife
French Curve

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