Dynamics and Mobiles

ART 115, 3-D Design                                                    Instructor: Lynette Andreasen

 

Final Project: Mobiles

Due DECEMBER 8th

 

 

Summary

 

 You will be creating a sculptural mobile using materials of your choice.  Objectives for this project include the following…

-To understand and experiment with the elements of "time, change, and motion" in the construction of three-dimensional forms.

-To explore how sculptural form can be understood as the product of dynamic forces.

-To explore formal elements of art and design including color, balance, symmetry, line, and unity.

-To introduce a range of methods for creating kinetic sculptures powered by the wind.

 

Materials:

 

Metal wire hangers, wire cutters, spinners, eye hooks, various other materials depending on your ideas, wood, paint, sandpaper

 

 References

 

Alexander Calder, Ned Kahn, Hans Haacke, Robert Smithson, Lew Alquist, Umberto Boccioni, Vollis Simpson, Art at the Exploratorium

 

Vocabulary

 

Kinetic, dynamic, balance, symmetry, phenomena, friction, airflow, "weathervaning," propellor, whirlygigs, papalotes, mobiles

 

 Schedule

November 12th, Thursday- Workday,
November 17th, Tuesday- CRITIQUE, Assign Final Project Mobiles, Bring for next class: sketches, metal coat hangers, fishing spinners, eye hooks, demo,

November 19th, Thursday- CLASS CANCELLED
November 24th, Tuesday- discuss sketches, workday (COME READY TO WORK!)
November 26, Thursday- Thanksgiving NO CLASS
November 31st, Tuesday- Discuss Reading, Workday
December 3rd, Thursday- Workday
December 8, Tuesday- LAST DAY OF CLASS, FINAL CRITIQUE
December 9th, Wednesday- READING DAY
December 15th, Tuesday- ALL PROJECTS MUST BE REMOVED FROM CLASSROOM BY THIS DAY, ALL LATE PROJECTS MUST BE TURNED IN BY THIS DAY, ALL EXTRA CREDIT DUE BY THIS DAY

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Lynette Andreasen,
Nov 16, 2009, 11:23 AM
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