Kyle - Complex Origami Puppets

Kyle - Complex Origami Puppets

Kyle's project was to make a highly complex puppet out of a sheet of paper and wood. The puppet body is folded out of a single sheet of paper, and the it is controlled by a series of wooden mechanisms that utilize levers and axles in order to move the limbs of the puppet. The model is based off of a common figure in japanese culture, Raijin the god of thunder. Raijin originates from Shinto, the traditional religion of Japan, and is often rendered as looking demon like. Raijin is often portrayed in red, and was considered very important due to the high influence the weather had on Japan as an island.

John - Graphic Design

John - Graphic Design

ohn is studying graphic design. Artists usually create for themselves. However, designers are different because they are usually being part of a process that involves other people. The role of a graphic designer involves both good communication skills as well as technical and artistic skills. The main idea of design for John is to effectively organize the information and then add values to present the best way to achieve the client’s goals.

Gwyn - Playwright

Gwyn - Playwright

Gwyn wrote an original play called Lost in the Daylight. It is about five vampires, Clementine, Matteo, Felix, Jeoux, and Hugo, who live together in a small town in Minnesota. The only time they ever leave their home is on Halloween, the spookiest day of the year. They dress up as humans, dressed up as vampires. They do this every year, and every year is the same. Until one year, Clementine meets a women, Kimmy, who wakes up something inside her that she had hidden away for so long: love...

Arthur - Architecture

Arthur - Architecture

Arthur’s project is to extend his knowledge of architecture and its several branches of design, structure, and flow. In understanding different styles of architecture, Arthur realized his dislike of some modern, asymmetrical styles that seemed too abstract to him. However, he found Frank Lloyd Wright whose buildings became an inspiration.

After conducting his research, Arthur then proceeded toward accomplishing his goal of designing his own building through several different methods. He worked with a local architect in reading and making blueprints by hand, learned how to use Sketch-up for making CAD models, and fabricated a 3D model.