This week's Art Tech student work is from the 8th grade Stations of the Cross project and the 7th grade mini-golf design project. The 8th graders used the grid method to make free-hand pencil drawings of illustrations by contemporary artist Shari Van Vranken. The students colored photos of their own drawings in the Sketchbook app on their iPads. Seventh graders created their mini-golf lanes and the surrounding thematic sculptural forms with Tinkercad computer-aided design software on their iPads. Dimensions of the putting lanes and walls are used for performing math calculations. Students engineered all of the complex 3D forms in their models using only the simple shape tools of Tinkercad. This math-art interdisciplinary project was developed by Mr. Bell and Mrs. Cvetan, who teach it collaboratively.
Mr. John Bell, Art Teacher
Mr. Bell focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and presented STREAM (Science, Religion, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) workshops at the Diocesan Teacher Conference, as well as multiple workshops throughout his years in the Diocese.