4th Graders Learn 3D Modeling & Printing With Help From Ken-West Multimedia Arts Program
With the help of the Kenmore West High School multimedia
arts program, Lindbergh Elementary School fourth-graders are being introduced
to 3D modeling and printing.
Art teachers David Rogalski from Kenmore West and Lavinia
Kirdani from Lindbergh have partnered to pilot the framework, not just to spark
interest in multimedia arts and technology among the younger students but also
to give them a new medium to express their creativity.
During a series of sessions, Rogalski and some of his students
help the fourth graders use the sophisticated 3D modeling software. Once their
work is complete, they will receive a real life model of their design generated
by one of the high school’s 3D printers.
It is one way that cutting edge technology is being incorporated
in elementary schools. Kirdani’s students are also using Autodesk Sketchbook
Express to explore digital design.
Multimedia arts is a central component of the high school
art curriculum with courses such as Animation & Illustration, Multimedia
Studio in Art, and Advanced Multimedia as part of the course sequences that
make up the Ken-Ton School District’s two art career pathways: the Fine Arts
Pathway and the Media Arts Career Pathway.