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The New Tools – Art from Emerging Technologies with Instructor, John Hyde
September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Class Description: Creating art takes many forms and mediums. Emerging in today’s art creation is 3D printing, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and Laser cutting/engraving. These tools helped define industrial prototyping for many years and with time have entered the homes and studios of artists. Bethany Arts Community has one of each of these tools and will be holding a course which engages participants in using these tools to create art.
When: Thursdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7, 14 (six sessions)
Where: BAC’s Maker space
Student Level: Introductory
Ages: Adult 18+. Under 18 only with instructor review.
Number of participants: 6
Fee: $250 – Includes basic materials for the creation of your mixed media art piece
Student materials Required: Windows or Mac laptop from 2015 or newer. Software to be used will be Inkscape for creation of vector graphics.
Note: Students will be required to be vaccinated. Participants must bring their card or NY empire pass on their phone to the class.
Skills: Computer literate.
- Experience in graphic design programs using vector graphics will be beneficial. (Illustrator, Inkscape)
- Experience with 3D modeling programs is nice to have, though not mandatory.
Instructor Bio: Inspired by the fusion of art and technology, John Hyde makes sculpture and costumed characters that explore the union of creepy looks with a friendly soul. His work asks us to consider if what we habitually see as unsettling can also be kind. In 2016 rekindled his artistic endeavors by creating 3D printed fine art and costuming. It is never too late to begin a new discipline, and driven by that ethic John has been learning with his hands how to blend his technological skills with traditional artistic modalities.