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DSGN 395: Art, Making and the Environment

Quarter Offered

Spring : Wednesdays 1:00-1:50 pm (Lab: Fridays 1:00-2:50 pm ) ;


In this new course, we’ll create art as a means to draw attention to current environmental challenges. There will be bi-weekly prompts to inspire you, centered on the themes of earth, fire, wind, water, and heart. You’ll have access to all of the facilities of the Ford Building, ranging from the shop to the mechatronics lab to the Corner Makery.

This hands-on, studio-based class is open to all undergraduate and graduate students interested in creating meaningful, well-considered artifacts; prior ”making” experience advised, or come ready to invest significant time and learn quickly.

Enrollment is limited to sixteen students and we seek to create a diverse classroom in terms of backgrounds and majors. Interested? Send a note to and explaining a bit about you and what intrigues you about the class. Questions? Ask!

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