I currently run a high school makerspace in New Orleans where I teach electives at the intersection of art, engineering, computer science, and design thinking. Feel free to iterate on curriculum, syllabi, or projects, and please let me know if you have any feedback!
3D Art and Design employs engineering and design thinking mindsets in the development of 3D modeling projects that expose students architecture, product development, and socially-conscious design. Students solve engineering challenges by developing 3D models and physical prototypes using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and 3D printers.
This course is a hands-on introduction to the Arduino microcontroller, an incredibly versatile open-source electronics platform used for developing interactive electronics projects. Students will learn about motors, LEDs, sensors, and other electrical components as they design, build, and program circuits.
Creative Coding employs computer programming as a means of creative expression. “Algorithmic” and generative art, interactive web apps, data visualizations, and virtual reality are just a few examples of the creative potential of code explored through projects.