Full STEAM Ahead in Archmere's Art Department

Archmere's Art program just acquired a Muse Laser cutter to support student design and innovation in our award-winning, nationally recognized visual art program. Dedicated makerspace and Mac lab facilities in our art department create opportunities for students to seamlessly integrate and apply their skills from tangible art and design processes in drawing, digital art, and 3D design to new experiential learning contexts using emerging technologies in art and design, such as 3D printing and laser cutting. The new laser cutter makes rapid prototyping and 3D modeling possible, as well as explorations in concept development, design for production, and interdisciplinary design. Students are already exploring the expanding potential of 3D printing, and recently have been using a Cubify Sense Scanner to take topographical scans to create 3D printed portraits in Ms. Hoffman's AP 3D Design course.