Studio Calendar

Dates and schedule might change a bit – stay posted

Tuesday, Aug. 31: In class studio day – cardboard + bring materials

Tuesday, Sept. 7 – Work from HOME studio day REQUIRED EMAIL CHECK IN. (Email through Canvas) Email me 2 photos of your cardboard project progress. Ask any questions and I will give you feedback on how your project is going.

In your email. Tell me your top 2 choices for artist presentation. I will assign dates.

Tuesday, Sept 14: Meet at 9 a.m. for IN CLASS work day and introduction to Project 2. Drive individually to Resource Depot for their opening at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 21: Project 1 – due

Tuesday, Sep 28: Project 2 in class studio day

Tuesday, Oct 5 – Project 2 work from home studio day

Tuesday, Oct 12: Project 2: Critique

Tuesday, Oct 19 Project 3: Intro and in class studio day

Tuesday, Oct. 26: Project 3 – in class studio day

Tuesday, Nov 2 Project 3 – at home studio day

Tuesday, Nov 9: Project 3: Critique

Tuesday, Nov. 16 Project 4 – intro and in class studio day

Tuesday, Nov 23: Project 4 – work from home studio day

Tuesday, Nov 30: Project 4 – in class studio day

Tuesday, Dec. 7 : Last class and critique

*Students will be given individual dates for 3D artist presentations (approx 2 students per in class meeting)

Boxes of Wonder

This project challenges the following course outcomes:

  • Apply Art Elements and Principles to the design of three-dimensional forms.
  • Create three-dimensional works that incorporate texture, color, light and negative
  • space as a vital part of the form.
  • Create three-dimensional works using a variety of media and techniques.
  • Demonstrate ability to transpose from two-dimensional design concept to threedimensional form.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of additive, subtractive, and constructive methods
  • used to create three-dimensional works.

Assignment guidelines:

Using a small enclosure (box, shadowbox frame, wine crate, wood box, found object such as a suitcase, book, etc build a narrative, Explore concepts of storytelling such as wonder, surrealism, identity, fantasy.

Any and all materials welcomed! Draw on photographs, paint on objects, clay, anything.

Approx size: minimum: 12″ x 12″ x 2″ maximum: 24″ x 24″ x 12″

Questions to answer:

How do artists use objects tell stories? Can yours tell a story without using words?

What is your visual vocabulary?

What is an assemblage?

Some sites to look at for inspiration:

The Object Ethnography Project –

Significant Objects

Artists to Look at for Inspiration

Joseph Cornell is the big influence from Art History – but you could look at others too such as :

Another video on the magic of Joseph Cornell

See this link for two great videos on the power of Cornell’s magic

History of Cabinet’s of Curiosity or Wunderkammer

RISD’s NatureLAB

Robert Rauschenburg – coined the term “combine

Marcel Duchamp and his “Readymades”

Lenore Tawney

Brian Dettmer

Possible field trip to Resource Depot!

3D Artist Presentation

Assignment:

On your assigned date – you will give a 10-15 minute presentation to the class on a 3D artist from the below list.

Please design a PowerPoint presentation of 10-20 images of their work, aesthetic and methods. One brief slide on the artists background is enough – focus on their work, methods, materials, style, etc.

Artist Selections:

Nature/Installation

Fabric/ Paper

Pop / Contemporary

Contemporary – based on traditional

Large Scale or Small Scale

Minimalism

Contemporary /Mixed Materials

Principles of Design

For project 1: Cardboard Creations, we are focusing on the following :

Principles of Design to consider:

Unity and Variety; Scale and Proportion and Repetition and Rhythm

Visual Elements to consider:

Shape, Form, Texture

What can you DO with just one material? How many different forms of texture can you bring about?

3D artists to look at :

Unity and Variety : Annette Messager, Louise Nevelson, Tara Donovan

SHAPE: Henri Matisse, Alexander Calder

TEXTURE: Anselm Kiefer, Alberto Giacometti

This is amazing – life sized cardboard figures

Good compilation

Fun steampunk aesthetic

Phenomenal installation art with cardboard

Stop motion video

Louise Nevelson

Cardboard Creations

Tobias Putrih

This project challenges the following course outcomes:

  • Apply Art Elements and Principles to the design of three-dimensional forms.
  • Create three-dimensional works that incorporate texture, color, light and negative
  • space as a vital part of the form.
  • Demonstrate ability to transpose from two-dimensional design concept to threedimensional form.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of additive, subtractive, and constructive methods
  • used to create three-dimensional works.

Assignment guidelines:

Using cardboard only, build, add, subtract and construct a form. This form can be non-representational, representational or abstract. It must have minimum dimensions of 3′ x 2′ x 6″. Can be larger.

Principles of Design to consider:

Unity and Variety; Scale and Proportion and Repetition and Rhythm

Visual Elements to consider:

Shape, Form, Texture

We will not be adding color to this project as we will explore color specifically in other projects.

What can you DO with only the original color of the cardboard?

See this article on the power of the Monochromatic work of Louise Nevelson

Tara Donovan is also a huge inspiration of this assignment. Check out her work below and here

Organic: #softnotsoft

This project challenges the following course outcomes:

  • Apply Art Elements and Principles to the design of three-dimensional forms.
  • Create three-dimensional works that incorporate texture, color, light and negative
  • space as a vital part of the form.
  • Demonstrate ability to transpose from two-dimensional design concept to three dimensional form.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of additive, subtractive, and constructive methods
  • used to create three-dimensional works

Assignment guidelines:

  • Focusing on numerous materials, create a 3D form, or series of forms, that focuses on organic shapes.
  • Consider experimenting with contrasts : soft vs not soft, flat vs not flat, color vs. lack of color, etc.

Wild About Wire + Textiles

Possible Forms:

  • Vessel
  • Mobile
  • Abstract hanging form

Possible Materials:

  • Yarn, String, Twine
  • Wire of any kind
  • Fabric
  • Paper
  • Clay – sculpey or air dry

Artists to research:

Eva Hesse

Judy Pfaff

Ruth Asawa

Sarah Sze

Sally Blake

Janet Echelman – check out her TED Talk here : “Taking Imagination Seriously”

Specifically on Instagram:

Toshiko MacAdam and here

Erik Speer

Chuyi Sun @chuyisun24

Courtney Mattison @courtneycoral

Sarah Rayner @sarah.rayner

Petah Coyne

Soyna Gomes

Kelly Sheppard Murray @kellysheppardmurray_art

Amy Gross – local Palm Beach artist

Paper Sculpture Edition

See above for former student examples

This project challenges the following course outcomes:

  • Apply Art Elements and Principles to the design of three-dimensional forms.
  • Create three-dimensional works that incorporate texture, color, light and negative
  • space as a vital part of the form.
  • Demonstrate ability to transpose from two-dimensional design concept to three dimensional form.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of additive, subtractive, and constructive methods
  • used to create three-dimensional works

Assignment guidelines:

Using paper only, build, add, subtract and construct a form. This form should be representational and small in scale. Minimum 3″ all around, maximum 12″ all around. Its scale will be replicated to an edition of 5.

Paper only – cardstock, drawing paper, newsprint, watercolor paper, paper of any kind.

Principles of Design to consider:

Unity and Variety; Scale and Proportion and Repetition and Rhythm

Visual Elements to consider:

Shape, Form, Texture, Color

Artists to Look at:

Jen Stark

https://www.widewalls.ch/magazine/paper-sculpture

These are crazy!

My Modern Met

Watch this video on “the Ice Book” one of the most stunning paper works I have ever seen by Kristin and Davy McGuire.

Great resources here as well

Welcome – First day of Fall 2021

Hello students! I’m excited to be teaching 3D Design again – we are going to delve into the creative realms of many mediums of contemporary sculpture and 3D Design. We will meet IN PERSON at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24 to go over everything you need to know.

Please click here for our syllabus and always refer to this blog for our assignments, video tutorial requirements and due dates.

Things to go over today:

  1. Syllabus
  2. Schedule (see below)
  3. Introductions + special interests
  4. HomeworkExplore www.professorhopkins.com and gather materials

This is our tentative schedule – but again, absolute deadlines + assignments are always going to be posted here. So check back regularly for updates.

WEEK ONE: Syllabus, introductions, gathering materials, etc.

WEEK 2, 3, 4Principles of Design + Design Project 1Cardboard Creations. Unity and Variety, Repetition and Rhythm, Scale and Proportion,  Emphasis, Balance, Contrast

WEEK 5, 6, 7: 

Design Project 2: Boxed Narratives

Line, Shape, Color, Form, Texture, Space, Pattern, Composition. Recycled Dream/ Altered Book project

Resource Depot

WEEK 8: Color Theory + Research Artist: Complimentary, Analogous, Color Psychology, etc.

WEEK 9, 10, 11: Design Project 3 Paper Sculpture Edition

WEEK  12, 13, 14: Design Project 4: Organic: #softnotsoft