New Art Forming: Hands-on Workshop in Art and Technology
Artists often seek inspiration from the manufacturing world and take these ideas to new and interesting places. Vacuum forming is used to create plastic molds, cases, and packaging by heating thermal-plastic sheets and removing the air between the plastic and a form; this creates a thin shell around the form called – the mold. In this hands-on workshop, participants will build their own vacuum former and practice mold-making. We will explore the possibilities about how to incorporate this tool into your curriculum.
Ben Chickadel is an artist and teacher living in Seattle, WA. He has been teaching 20 years as a Design and Technology specialist at UCDS. Ben focuses on project based design curriculum with students age 3 to 11. He founded and co-directs the Creative Fusion summer arts program that connects Northwest artists and children to make art during a week-long studio experience. He continues to make artwork and exhibited in galleries across the United States including San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and Miami. He earned an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently pursuing a Masters in Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington.
Jessica Garrick is an artist and teacher living in Seattle, Washington. She has been the Art Specialist at UCDS for 25 years, working with students from age 3 to 11. Jessica collaborates on curriculum development with teachers from a variety of disciplines and consults with teachers to develop art curriculum. She co-founded and co-directs the Creative Fusion summer arts program that connects Northwest artists and children to make art during a week-long studio experience. Jessica earned her BFA in visual arts and MA in Integrated Arts and Education from the University of Montana.
Date & Time: April 23, 2020 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Fees: $40 (clock hours included)