Teachers and pupils at Tarleton Community Primary School used their Ultimaker 2+ 3D Printer loan to link together their Computer and Art skill with a project on the Pop Art movement and the work of Andy Warhol.

The pupils took photographs of other on iPads and then used Cura software to import the image, then sliced it and saved it to a SD card.
They then used the Ultimaker 2+ to print a 3D Printed version of their own face!

The pupils are now going to use their 3D Prints for the next part of their project, which is to create Andy Warhol style pop art prints using a mixture of inks and paint.
Mr Glaister said of the project,
“What a brilliant time we have had with the Ultimaker printer. The children have been so interested, engaged and excited by the possibilities of using the machine!
From watching videos, to watching it print the whole process with the Ultimaker has been brilliant. Both staff and pupils alike have been amazed at how easy it is to use and how simple the Cura software makes everything.”

We can’t wait to see the finished art work! Watch this space…

In The Classroom

Visit the lesson plan on our resource page, to see how 3D Printing can be incorporated into the Art curriculum.
The lesson can be used as a tool for students to create unique artwork to complement the study of a famous artist, along with using a wider range of tools and technique to produce artwork.
The use of 3D printers alongside other digital technology such as iPads, cameras and perhaps the use of image editing software tools also integrates the project into the computing curriculum.

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