INTRODUCTION TO WIRE SCULPTURE Wire sculpture involves projects suitable for all high school students and encompasses the new direction of technology education by incorporating design and metal manufacturing/joining techniques. This digital module is designed to introduce high school students to various metalwork projects, using wire and wrought iron. There are many safety issues related to working in a metal shop environment. With this in mind our main objective is to WORK SAFELY. SAFETY IS JOB #1 Wire sculpture/art includes 2D and 3D pictorials and modeling as well as practical devices. (Ex. candle holders) Students have an opportunity to design and create any thing they want within the project parameters. Students will learn about design techniques and aspects such as form, function and aesthetics. Wire sculpture involves a number of metal manufacturing techniques such as jig design and manufacturing, tool bending operations, and metal joining. Upon completion of this module students will be introduced to: Safety in the metal shop The design process Manufacturing techniques such as: -Cutting -Bending -Joining -Finishing
OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this module the student will be able to demonstrate: knowledge and practice of safe work habits (see safety page) practical use of a design process metal manufacturing techniques such as: Jig Making: Cutting: shears, torches, snips Bending: Joining: Finishing: Filing and sanding. Polishing compounds and techniques.
DESIGN PROCESS (Insert Hand Here) 5 part design process: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Choosing topics Collecting Ideas Forming Ideas Communicating solutions Evaluating decisions (used during every step)
1. Choosing Topics 2 step process. The design process begins with identifying a basic need requiring a solution. Students will pick a general theme or idea to begin with. (step 1) Possible ideas may arise from: o exploring basic needs of yourself or someone else o improving existing ideas or objects o existing projects (step 2) Evaluate these topics o Who will use this idea? o What will it do? o Why is it needed? o When/where will it be used? o How will you proceed
2. Collecting Information Research and discover all you can about your chosen topics. The more you know, the better the solution. Use a variety of sources such as: o o o o Internet search engines (google.ca) Libraries Catalogues Media
3. Forming Ideas This step involves a more personal approach because everyone is different and therefore the ways in which they form ideas are also different. Some techniques that may help or foster the forming of ideas include: o o o o o o o o Creative learning environment (music, models, pictures etc.) Brainstorming techniques (group work, free flowing ideas) Document all ideas (There are no dumb ideas) Mind Maps (pictorial map of ideas as they arise) Take your time ( some ideas take a lot of time to form) Organize your solutions from best to worst Test and develop ideas Form drawings and working models of ideas
4. Communicating your solution This step allows for an explanation of your idea to others and opens up dialogue on the merits of your solution. Communicate ideas through drawings, pictures, text, and models for clarity. The validity of your idea will be discovered through other peoples eyes during this step. 5. Evaluating decisions Everyone’s a critic. During this step you will reflect and justify your design. Using info provided by others during the previous step, as well as your own ideas, determine the best possible solution to run with. The best possible solution will meet the most criteria necessary for your design to succeed. This step is also done throughout the
design process and allows for more focused and valid idea development. ONE DESIGN PROCESS MODEL Insert here or use link above
METAL MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES The section will cover various general metal manufacturing techniques that may be necessary in the construction of your project.