Students from Malcolm Arnold Academy visited us for a digital sculpture workshop with one of our Associate Educators, artist Sam Read.
Students explored different ways of digitising their bodies and the landscape in three dimensions. This included methods such as photogrammetry (a process which creates surface points from stitching together photographs), or by using 3D scanners.
After capturing their poses, the 3D models were digitally manipulated before being combined in an amalgamated sculpture. Body parts were fused together with 3D scans of artefacts from the Collection, Lincoln.
The digital sculpture was made physical by creating slices thin slices. Transposed to cardboard, parts were assembled, with students effectively becoming a collaborative 3D printer. Students also took digital files back to school, suitable for 3D printing and lazer cutting, to compare with their original cardboard creations.