3-D Printing for Artists – W1322-19

Date: Aug 26 - 30, 2019

Skill Level(s): II - III i

Instructor(s): Leah Aegerter

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $115
Registration Fee: $45


Discover 3D printing as a step in the process of art making in this exploratory workshop. Students are introduced to the Computer-Aided Design software Rhinoceros 3D, in which they create models to 3D print using the latest Stereolithography (SLA) printing technology. Students end the class with tangible objects, parts, or models relevant to their artistic practice.


Instruction focuses on Rhinoceros 3D and PreForm software for the Form2 SLA printers. The Form2 uses laser technology to cure solid parts from a liquid photopolymer resin, providing students with extreme precision and high-quality finishes. Students learn to model printable objects that make efficient use of these machines. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop computer.


Demonstrations and instruction are given in Rhinoceros 3D every morning and afternoon, and students participate in discussions about the role of 3D printing and digital technologies in art making. Students are immediately introduced to materials and SLA process to provide insight into modeling for 3D printed objects. Discussions and meetings about individual projects and intentions are also included.


Leah Aegerter is an artist working primarily with wood, steel, and digital techniques to create object-based sculpture and installation. She holds a BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design and is the current Fab Lab Technician at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

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