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Specials Summer Session 1

Specials Summer Session 1:
May 28 – June 9, 2017
Kaitlyn Becker & Daniel Clayman
Mold Making for Art & Science

Daniel’s studio practice includes more than thirty years of mold making. Kaitlyn is a mechanical engineer building soft robots using a plethora of molding materials and techniques. Daniel will teach a variety of “art” techniques, and Kaitlyn will teach ways to fabricate and animate objects using air bladders, tensioned cables, and simple hydraulics. We’ll use plaster, urethane and silicone rubber, plastics, etc. And we’ll cover a range of wax-working techniques suitable for many casting processes. The goal is for students to gain mold-making skills that will allow them to pursue three-dimensional projects on their own. For students of all levels who have a basic understanding of tools and materials. Code 01GB

Kaitlyn: mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University (MA) designing and building robots for deep sea exploration. Daniel: studio artist; teaching: Pilchuck (WA), The Studio at Corning (NY); visiting critic at Rhode Island School of Design.

Kaitlyn Becker
Kaitlyn Becker, Soft Robotic Fingers for Gentle Grasping in Deep Sea, silicone rubber, polyurethane foam, nylon fabric, 3d printed plastic, Kevlar thread, each finger: 5 inches long
Daniel Clayman
Daniel Clayman, North 41.47º West 71.70º Gold, glass, copper leaf, 34 x 32 x 32 inches