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Drawing and Model Making

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  • Sketching is a constant iterative process through which ideas are formed, refined, tested, and expressed. By realizing objects both on paper and in three dimensions, an idea can be evaluated from all angles, it can suggest new possibilities in its form and construction, and perhaps most importantly, it can show how it interacts with people and its environment in real space.

    Good sketching and model making skills are essential to critical thinking and design.

    Below are some samples of different types of design thinking.
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    Geometric and complex form studies.

    How to build, resolve and structurally support objects in space. Markers and Bristol.
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    A works-like model for an Archemedies screw.

    The purpose and mechanical advantage of the machine is made clear as kids have to find a way to use the simple machine to extract the bright M&M's trapped inside the clear glass.
  • The body is constructed from tension-fit blown glass and acrylic, which highlights the actual mechanism made out of white Bristol.
  • Excited kids gain a deeper understanding of the simple machine as they watch their work being translated into motion as the candy inches up the screw.