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3D art takes over school

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3D Art takes over the school: Students Chaney Ganninger (left) and Zenen Gregorio (right) are constructing bubble figures. Later during the class period, they put up the figures around the school.  The bubble figures did not last long as kids outside art classes messed them up and even took some.

3D Art takes over the school: Students Chaney Ganninger (left) and Zenen Gregorio (right) are constructing bubble figures. Later during the class period, they put up the figures around the school. The bubble figures did not last long as kids outside art classes messed them up and even took some.

Maddie Kimmitz

Maddie Kimmitz

3D Art takes over the school: Students Chaney Ganninger (left) and Zenen Gregorio (right) are constructing bubble figures. Later during the class period, they put up the figures around the school. The bubble figures did not last long as kids outside art classes messed them up and even took some.

Maddie Kimmitz, Staff Reporter

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The 3D design class designed and built human-like figures out of plastic wrap and packaging tape to place in various locations throughout the school.

The students made a total of three figures for their project before the end of the second semester.

“We were working in small groups to focus on problem solving and communication collaboration while creating sculpture that could be installed around the building,” art teacher Linda Arney said. “We focused on how space is used or not used and how space could be appreciated or not appreciated.”

The 3D design class made three life-sized bubble-like figures and placed them around the school on Jan 12. They were located in the cafeteria, the main stairwell and a first-floor water fountain.

“[My favorite part was] the installation part,” senior Shawn Fleetwood said. “I liked watching people react to it.”

Students around the school had different reactions to the figures. Some students interacted with the bubble figures, and others posed for pictures with them.

“What we found is that students would stop and take selfies with them, wait in line behind a figure at a water fountain, give a high five to a figure walking up the stairs or sit with a figure that’s sitting alone at lunch,” Arney said,

The class started their project on the week before winter break. The project included students wrapping their peers’ limbs in the plastic wrap and packaging tape, then cutting it off and reassembling it to assure that the sculptures were life-sized.

“It was interesting and a cool innovation, but it was also impractical because it took up room around the school where students needed to be,” freshman Kayla Conti said.
By the end of the day, the figure on the stairwell was knocked over, but it was placed at the bottom of the steps with tape around it. Overall, the reactions were positive towards the figures.

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Students are designing and creating figures that will later be placed around the school.

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Using mailing tape, senior Shariara Hughes wraps senior Shawn Fleetwood before working on the figure.

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Shawn Fleetwood is being wrapped in plastic wrap to create a mold for his sculpture.

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Chaney Ganniger and Zenen Gregiorio work on their sculpture.

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Students are using packaging take and plastic wrap to create their sculptures.

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A group of students are working on creating their “bubble people.”

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