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Class Description

Exploring 3D printing from the extremely small detailed scale to larger objects! Students will learn to take an idea from their imagination into something they can hold in their hands. 3D scanning will also be explored to personalize printed objects with student faces. 

Learning Objectives: in this class, students will learn about

  • FFF or FDM 3D Printing
  • Resin 3D printing
  • CAD software
  • 3D scanning
  • Slicer software
  • How to add textures to printed objects
  • Producing a variety of 3D Prints in various materials designed and edited by students
  • Various sculpting techniques completed through virtual reality, computers, and iPads 
  • Practicing the art of the peer critique and give peer critiques on the progress of student work
  • Exploring opportunities and potential resources on career pathways
  • How to distribute, exhibit, and promote artwork for a variety of audiences


  • SD cards
  • FDM 3D printer
  • Resin 3D printer
  • Music amplifier
  • 3D printed musical instruments
  • Motors
  • Arduinos
  • Motor Controllers
  • Lithium batteries and charger
  • Wires
  • Soldering Iron and solder
  • Various hand tools screwdrivers, hammers, tweezers, etc.
  • Glue gun
  • Airbrush
  • Paints
  • Rub ‘n Buff
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • UV flashlight
  • Computers
  • iPads
  • Tesla coils
  • Fog machines
  • Race drones
  • Drone goggles
  • PETG print filament
  • Tenacious 3D print resin
  • ABS like 3D print resin
  • PLA 3D print filament
  • Oculus Quest Virtual Reality headsets
  • Wyze cameras
  • UV 3d print Pen


  • Nomad Sculpt
  • Prusa Slicer
  • Cura Slicer
  • Ideamaker Slicer
  • Luban
  • ShapeLab
  • Gravity Sketch
  • Various online lithophane makers
  • 123D Design
  • Tinkercad
  • Fusion 360
  • ChatGPT/Dalle 3
  • Hueforge
  • Meshmixer
  • Photoshop with AI (newest release)
  • Discord with Midjourney
  • Tilt Brush for VR
  • Skanect
  • Mixiamo (free in browser)
  • Arduino IDE
  • Python
  • EM3D (scanning software for iPhone)

Deliverables: Students and Class Projects

  • A medium-sized print usable for daily life: such as a musical instrument, movie or game prop
  • Lithophane print
  • AI or AI human art hybrid print and frame
  • Animation and 3D print of a figure sculpted by student
  • Student interest-driven small prints
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