Design in Nature: A transcendent Design Experience
Our Art + Design Department offered a completely new experience to our students this semester through their STAM 203 Design in Nature class. In words of Erik Cruz who is a current Design student, "STAM is an interesting way for Biology majors to dive into Graphic Design, and Graphic Design majors to get into Biology. It opened my eyes into realizing how much the world is changing as of now, and had made me more aware of what we as people have got to do to help the planet."
"In the beginning of the semester I was worried about meeting in person because of the situation with Covid. We met outside of campus every Friday but only for 8 weeks and had classes in parks close to our campus.
I enjoyed the class and had the opportunity to explore nature and create bio-inspired works. So far we made masks, lamps, and nature installations. I had fun making them, and others did too. It just sucked that sometimes we couldn't meet in person and had to critique each other's work through zoom.
The weather was harsh on us when we would have meet, one time we had to do work outside while it was a little drizzling, another time it was so cold, but other than that it was an enjoyable experience!"
Take a look at our students in action and their amazing projects! Don't forget to leave your comments below!
|Photo Credits: Stephanie Suba |
Special thanks to Erik Cruz and Stephanie Suba for sharing their pictures and experience with us!