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Écorché

Écorché

Professor Shakespear is teaching a really interesting course in the spring called Armature and Surface: The Body (VART 2603). You should take it!

In the first half of the semester students will sculpt a scale model as a study of the skeletal structure, muscles, and tendons comprising the human body – Écorché.

We are helping her out with a small version, to get things started…

And look how it turned out!

Écorché Audrey Shakespear

New Cameo Vinyl Cutter

Do you want to decorate that new laptop you got? (with something besides the requisite LLBean sticker we all have) Our on-campus expert @bisrael.18 gave us a lesson today on how to use the new Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter. First try came out great. Thank you for getting us going! Looking forward to some creative ideas coming from the community for this machine.

Vinyl Cutter - Finished Laptop

“Wood” Box

Print of a wood box using PLA that has wood fibers in it – so it looks pretty much like wood.  Lots of interesting materials are available these days!

Print of a wood box using PLA that has wood fibers in it - so it looks pretty much like wood.  Lots of interesting material are available these days!

Clay Tablet with Cuneiform

Clay Tablet with Cuneiform

When a Professor wanted to explore an object in the art museum with their course, but the students could not touch it (for obvious reasons – it is really old!) The Bowdoin Maker Space came to the rescue by creating a 3D scan of the object and then printing it in resin (SLA)  and in PLA.  So the students visited the Bowdoin College Museum of Art to view the original object under the watchful eye of the curator, and then were able to get a sense of the tactile object by interacting with the facsimiles that we created.