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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Water Fountain Replica Assignment Guidelines

ASSIGNMENT:
Replicate an existing drinking water fountain.  A water fountain located on campus will be assigned to you. 


OBJECTIVE:
A beginning challenge that allows student to explore the basic concepts of three- dimensional shape.  Expose student to methods of construction for a three-dimensional structure. 


MATERIALS:
  • Cardboard. 
  • You will have to gather cardboard on your own. Clark's appliances on the corner of Carerra and US 1 a good source for cardboard. 
  • Duct tape
  • Utility knife
  • Tape measure/ruler (a cloth tape measure will work best for this project).
  • Mask Tape can be used to hold cardboard together while you put on final layer of duct tape. 


RESEARCH, Part I:
Take multiple photographs of the water fountain you are assigned. At least 10 images. 


RESEARCH, Part II:
Measure water fountain. Measure every shape, angle, line. Create a diagram with all your measurements. 


RESEARCH Part III:
Build a maquette out of copy paper (or card stock) and scotch tape/mask tape. Maquette to scale and approx. six inches square (hint - a dollar bill measures six inches). 




STEPS TO FOLLOW:
Step 1:
Research, Part I

Step 2:
Research, Part II

Step 3:
Research, Part III

Step 4:
Begin building final structure out of cardboard and duct tape. 


Step 5:
Install your water fountain on the wall.  
In class we will discuss options of where and how to install.


The following information is required for the Digital Journey Assignment:
  • Photographs
    • At least one in process photo. 
    • At least three professional photo's of the final solution installed on the wall. Include at least one detail shot. 
  • Research (particular to each assignment)
    • Research, Part I - Multiple photographs of the water fountain you were assigned. 
    • Research, Part II - A photograph of your sketch with measurements. 
    • Research, Part III - A photograph of the small, paper model you made. 
  • Artist Statement
    • Writing must demonstrate collegiate writing skills. Writing demonstrates time and effort. Writing demonstrates content, reflective thought and intellect. Writing is free of grammar, punctuation and spelling errors.

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