Welcome to our Drawing Through the Making Center blog!

USING THIS BLOG WEEKLY IS A REQUIRED TOOL FOR STUDENTS TO HAVE AS PART OF THEIR PREPARATION AND GRADE. This blog is to keep you posted on all of your assignments, related announcements, examples of work, demonstrations, class lectures, and more. Please check it twice a week for your reference. (The first posts for the week will be on Friday, and the second post for the week with additional information will occur by Tuesday.) Samples of work for assignments, lecture slides, reference, and handouts are linked in the posts.  Always check the blog before coming to class and review the complete information. Make sure you have the listed materials in hand. You will see the due dates indicated in each post.

Email me as often as you need to for questions and clarificationbradshaa@newschool.edu

PLEASE LOOK AT ALL POSTS FOR HOMEWORK REQUIREMENTS, MATERIALS TO BRING NEXT CLASS, AND REFERENCE FOR YOUR PROJECTS. Also, study the presentations, student reference, vocabulary, and handouts for current assignments and review the grading link above for criteria.
The homework post is below.

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For Week 2, Assignment 1: Laser Wear (1/30)

Please read this post all the way to the bottom
Examples of laser-cut jewelry

Making an appointment and attend a Laser Lab orientation

LINK TO THE LIST OF MATERIALS YOU CAN USE FOR LASER CUTTING

LINK TO EXAMPLES OF CULTURAL AND MODERN JEWELRY SHOWN IN CLASS

LINK TO EXAMPLES OF PAST STUDENT LASER WEAR PROJECTS FOR INSPIRATION

HOMEWORK:
(TWO DRAWINGS and TWO PROTOTYPES)  The sketchbook which comes in the First Year Materials Kit is the small black book with blank pages. Canson 180 Degree Hardbound Sketchbook, 80 sheets, size = 8.3″x11.7″. You can work in this one or another of your choice.

TO DO:
1. Two concept sketches in pen or pencil showing your basic design ideas with notes. Try not to be too minimal, push your creativity. Conceptualize at least three parts on your product that will involve laser cutting. (For example, don’t create just one pendant on a necklace design. Consider the clasp and additional parts)  Remember, you are designing for your client first and foremost. The client will wear and keep the adornment.
2. Finish two paper prototypesUse the measurements you made in class for the bracelet or necklace on the person you were designing for and create the paper model to scale. Please consider the design, function, and fit as well as the desires of your client.
(Both sketches and prototypes are due Thursday 1/30)

Examples of bracelet style choices: bangles, cuffs, charms, links, wraps, chains
Examples of necklace style choices: pendants, chains, chokers, bib
3. Scan or photograph the prototypes and sketches ahead of time for clean images to work from when creating your digital documents.
4. Making an appointment and attend a Laser Lab orientation

TO BRING:
1. Sketchbook 
2. Computer with Adobe Illustrator installed from your CC student account

3. Paper prototypes for review
4Scans or photographs of your sketches and prototypes (upload to Canvas during class)

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