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In this project students will learn how to use 3D scanning and 3D printing to make surrealist sculptures. Following an introductory video about Surrealism by Curious Muse, students will participate in a skill-building tutorial to design an example sculpture in Meshmixer software. They'll then use a design method called image search boards to collate images on multiple topics before using them as inspiration to come up with surprising and bizarre object combinations. Once a final combination has been selected, 3D scanning, 3D design and 3D printing will be used to bring a unique sculpture to life.

Included Resources

Curriculum alignment documents (ISTE, NGSS, CCSS and UK National Curriculum Standards)

Surrealist sculptures intro video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

Surrealism Art Movement video by Curious Muse (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

Image search board design method videos (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

Surrealism methods worksheet (PDF)

Meshmixer tutorial (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

Assessment Rubric (PDF and Google Docs)