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Saturday, October 6 • 1:30pm - 2:55pm
Random Art Generator

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In this workshop, participants will be designing 3D forms with Beetle Blocks, a coding environment that can be used to extrude material following a path in three dimensions. Beetle Blocks is based on Scratch and Snap! and uses drag and drop blocks for programming.
Participants will create blocks for forms of their design with sets of parameters. These parameters can receive a range of numbers at random that will generate unique artwork each time the program is run.

This workshop will start with student work examples and an overview of the project including the resources presenter used with her students to get them started with 3D printing and generative art. The workshop will cover 1) how to get started with Beetle Blocks 2) create a simple block that will make up the basic forms for the random art generator 3) create custom blocks with random inputs 4) generate designs 5) export 3D design file of choice 6) and methods for printing.

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Erin Riley

Director, E+D Lab, Greenwich Academy
Erin Riley is the Director of the Engineering and Design Lab at Greenwich Academy. A teacher of youth and a teacher of teachers, Erin co-designs projects with faculty at the intersection of art, design and engineering. Additionally, she facilitates a studio course in creative technologies... Read More →

Saturday October 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:55pm EDT
Conference Room Four