On 23/07/2015 1:58 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:
Sounds a bit like some of the things my elder son did in Architecture.
The exact wording of the one assignment escapes me but it was to make
something out of unconventional materials (or something like that in any
event). I came up with the idea for him. He made a coffee cup out of
ground coffee. He mixed white glue into ground coffee and formed it
around a cup so that it looked as though the whole cup was made of coffee.
We made a very simple 3 sided box without a top out of white melamine
coated particle board to display it in. It looked pretty cool and
smelled good too.
I am so so glad I went to a small state college . . . . I had one design class
where for a month we worked with crayons. Yeah crayons. You go out and try to
make a crayon drawing that doesn't look like a crayon drawing and tell me how
easy it is...
One of the profs left a written comment that it was "oddly beautiful" or
something like that. It was appreciated as one of the better entries.
On another project, they were instructed to go and look at some semi
abandoned building here in town. They were then supposed to make a model
to illustrate some rehab of it.
Geoff went and took photos of the building from all sides and photo
shopped them and printed the photos and glued them onto white foam board
and created a very realistic version of the building.
No one else had done such a thing and the profs were all truly amazed.
There was a lot of interest in it.
Strangely enough, they later decided that they did not want students to
do that again. They preferred hand drawn and rendered artwork.
This is the same school that does not teach Autocad even though it is
well known that you cannot get a job anywhere unless you are reasonably
proficient in Autocad (or the newer version, - Ribbit or something like
Geoff was quite computer proficient and he taught himself enough to pass
the firm's basic test and get hired on as a summer student to begin with
and then later as an intern once he got his Master's degree.
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