Tag Archive | #3Dprinter

Cardboard Creatures – Phase Three – Design for 3D Printing

Cardboard Creatures – Phase Three – Design for 3D Printing

“There are 3D people stuck in a 2D world” – Katherine Douglas, Choice-Based Art Education in the Classroom (TAB), (Douglas & Jaquith, 2018) “…especially in school art classes.” – Mona Lisa Lives Here I am blessed with a son who participated fully in an entire childhood filled with art making experiences, from extra-curricular classes I offered at […]

Summer Learning 8: Clay Is Fun/Clay Is Hard

Summer Learning 8: Clay Is Fun/Clay Is Hard

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas A. Edison I spent most of my summer getting dirty and looking like this: And it was glorious! I would spend the early morning hours getting stuff done around the house, writing, or […]

Miscoe Hill 5/6 Artwork at Youth Art Month in Boston

Miscoe Hill 5/6 Artwork at Youth Art Month in Boston

“I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the ‘Mona Lisa’ with a two-inch brush.” – Bob Ross Speaking of Mona Lisa, an art masterpiece, I am happy to announce the 2019 Youth Art Month artists and masterpieces by my students at Miscoe Hill School! The 2019 Youth Art Month exhibit, sponsored by […]

Design – 3D Modeling:

Design – 3D Modeling:

“3D Printing: It can change the whole paradigm of how our children will see innovation and manufacturing in America” – Bre Pettis, MakerBot CEO We’ve had our MakerBot Replicator II for five years now. We received it for free thanks to a grant from MakerBot and DonorsChoose. Since then, we’ve acquired two more – a […]

Exposition, Exploration, & Exit ISTE17 Part 6/6

Exposition, Exploration, & Exit ISTE17 Part 6/6

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? —it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road Massachusetts to Texas I had to go […]

So, You Missed The Art Show?

So, You Missed The Art Show?

So, you missed the art show even after this relentless campaign of advertising (in a former life I may have worked for Burma Shave?). The annual Miscoe Hill Art Show was held as part of the Miscoe Hill Elective Student Showcase (M.E.S.S.). It was a warmer and sunnier than usual April 11 (a perfect night for […]

Great Question: Why Are We Designing Games In Art?

Great Question: Why Are We Designing Games In Art?

As he entered the classroom yesterday, one of my sixth grade art students asked, “Mrs. Gentili, why are we designing games in art?” “That’s a great question, ” I replied, “Let’s talk about it with the class once everyone settles.” And we did. We have been engaged in a project-based-learning unit on Game Design for […]

TONIGHT! Community iFair: Beyond Engagement

TONIGHT! Community iFair: Beyond Engagement

I’ll have the 3D printer and some 3D design savvy students over at Nipmuc High School tonight for the Community iFair. It is hard to believe we’ve had iPads in the art room for four years now. At first it was all about student engagement, four years later it is about so much more than that. […]

MiscoeMakerCrew In SchoolArts Magazine

MiscoeMakerCrew In SchoolArts Magazine

It was very exciting to learn that an article I had written for SchoolArts magazine has been published in the February 2016 edition. The article is about the MiscoeMakerCrew, a group of twelve students who met weekly after school to learn about 3D printing and designing 3D models. Here is the link to the article: […]

MiscoeMakerCrew at the Mendon-Upton iFair and our 3D Printing Journey

MiscoeMakerCrew at the Mendon-Upton iFair and our 3D Printing Journey

The MiscoeMakerCrew at the Mendon-Upton Community iFair and a Quick Reflection on our 3D Printing Journey

From Fail to Fabulous – The Design Process

From Fail to Fabulous – The Design Process

In order to be ready to present at the National Art Education Association annual convention later this week, I’ve spent the better part of the weekend putting together presentations. The process of choosing which of many photos and videos to include based on their best fit with the concepts and “bigger ideas” within the presentations kept […]

Congratulations to Andrew, Youth Art Month Award Winner!

Congratulations to Andrew, Youth Art Month Award Winner!

Casually checking my school email on a Sunday evening and BAM! Andrew Murphy has won the Sargent Art Middle Level Award at the MAEA Youth Art Month showing Boston with his 3D design and Printed piece, “Castle”! Here is the email that I opened today: Congratulations to Andrew and his family indeed! And thanks for […]

MiscoeMakerCrew #2

MiscoeMakerCrew #2

  Just a quick post to share the work of this year’s MiscoeMakerCrew. We had been waiting for the roll-out of iPads to the fifth grade students, but as that still has not happened, we have found a work-around. We are using Tinkered on PCs in the computer lab to design 3D models. While this is […]

Art Educator Or Sydney Opera House

Art Educator Or Sydney Opera House

“The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 27,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 10 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.” Thank you, WordPress, for my annual blog report. I never thought of […]

Miscoe Hill Art Show – Pretty Much the Coolest Thing Ever

Miscoe Hill Art Show – Pretty Much the Coolest Thing Ever

How do you exhibit the work of 1000 art students? That is the question my colleague and I ask ourselves every year! Starting in September, I squirrel away student artwork with the annual spring school art show in mind. Just about a month before the show, the piles of artwork, fragile clay pieces, and 3D work […]

3D Printing – Design to Build! Thank you, Autodesk!

3D Printing – Design to Build! Thank you, Autodesk!

Forget everything I said 2 posts ago about Blender. We are rocking and rolling with the 123D Design app on the iPad. Honestly, we were discouraged to think that we would have to return to our PCs and laptops to create printable designs. So, we worked a little harder and looked a little deeper for […]

Making Octopi

Making Octopi

Our MakerCrew has come a long way in just 4 sessions. I reported in on January 28th that we printed out first item – a snowflake. Since then we have printed robots and just yesterday, an octopus. So far we have downloaded our projects from Thingiverse. We have experimented with 123DDesign to understand how to […]

It Is Alive! Our 3D Printer Comes To Life!

It Is Alive! Our 3D Printer Comes To Life!

Yesterday was a banner day in the lives of the Miscoe MakerCrew! It was our first “make” with the new 3D printer! In just two after-school meetings, we have figured out how to prepare a design for 3D printing and create it! We downloaded a “thing” from Thingiverse, played with the software a little bit, […]

My Year of Creating Digitally

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle This is the quote that motivated me to try to develop my iPad drawing skills through Every Day Drawing Challenge. I wanted to learn to use the iPad as a drawing tool, just as famous artist David Hockney […]

Eleven Months & 334 Drawings Later

Eleven Months & 334 Drawings Later

Here we are entering the 12th month of the Every Day Drawing Challenge. 334 drawings on the iPad since January 1. I have learned so much about mobile/digital art making, including which apps and stylus works best for me and the best subject matter to work with. I have discovered that I like direct painting […]