March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Demonstrations: Description

Digital High School Programs at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Rosanna Flouty, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, USA

In spring of 2005, nine high school students from the greater New York metropolitan area built their own site-specific architecture for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in response to an exhibition by contemporary artist Daniel Buren. They used a 3D modeling program called SketchUp to build architecural models, and created their own Quicktime animations.

In fall 2005, nine high school students looked at the work of Vasily Kandinsky and examined rare archival footage by experimental filmmaker Oskar Fischinger, then created non-objective, frame-by-frame animations in Flash MX.

This demonstation will showcase student work created at the Sackler Center for Arts Education, as well as discuss ways that software can be used as an interpretive tool to learn about and make art in a museum setting.

Demonstration: Demonstrations [Close-Up]

Keywords: Education, 3D Modeling, Flash MX