An evolution of The Arts
In our increasingly digital society, the definition of what we consider to be art is constantly evolving. As a result, new mediums are frequently being created. One of the newest and most popular mediums is 3D printing. Its popularity has increased dramatically with the addition of Art into STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics), to change the acronym into STEAM. 3D printing is a very versatile medium, and can be used not only for art projects such as sculptures, it can also create functional items and models. Through a donation by our school’s technology teacher, I have access to my own 3D printer. As a result, I would like to expose my students to this medium and incorporate 3D printing into my art curriculum, in order for them to become proficient in using this new technology. In addition, using 3D printing could also a way to incorporate interdisciplinary learning in art, as students would be using skills related to other STEAM subjects.