The use of digital technology offers huge potential to those working in the decorative arts.
From research and development to visualization and production digital technology can not only stream line production but also offers a huge range of new exciting techniques and processes to produce both 2D and 3D work.
You will be working on two project designed to equip you with the skills to develop work using a combination of 'the digital' and 'the hand'
As well as using software we will explore a whole variety of means that work can leave the screen and become 'real' using:
· Laser cutting
· Water jet cutting.
· Digital embroidery.
· Vinyl transfers/ sand blasting
· 3D Printing.
From 2D to 3D
Working from a combination of images, drawings, pattern research (you may wish to develop your work from colour/print projects). We will be developing a series of 'Vector' images/patterns/plans using illustrator and 2-design applications.
You will explore the output of these 'Vectors' a variety of methods:
· Vinyl Cutting.
· Laser Cutting.
· Water Jet Cutting.
You are now required to develop this two dimensional work into three dimensional outcomes using appropriate material techniques and processes.
· Hand cutting.
· Machine cutting.
· sand blasting
· Folding/twisting/bending/melting/slotting etc.
3D modeling and rendering
Working from a 'real object' you have produced during the year. We will be using rhinoceros to create a digital 3D model of this object.
Initially you will explore the potential of 3D digital modeling to produce virtual three dimensional forms and structure.
You will then produce a model of your chosen object and apply appropriate digital materials to it for visualization purposes. You may also experiment with digital 3D printing and production techniques:
· 3D printing
Finally you will 'render' your finished model and composite it into a variety of contexts which may the develop the objects meaning/aesthetic/function.
So to start all this off we've been asked to make some simple paper models/cut-outs considering:
· Cutting up hand drawn or digital Patterns and folding.
· Layering cut out patterns to form structure.
· Slotting weaving bending twisting.
· Reforming your Easter eggs boxes to new and exciting object.