In pairs, students will be given a copy of one of the 30 equal parts of the Mona Lisa. Each pair will be responsible for reporducing their specific square using any art/machine medium they choose. At the completion of the project, the class will unite their 30 scaled pieces to form a new Mona Lisa. Students will mathematically use raios to determine the size of all the parts of their specific "piece" of the portrait. Students will design their piece in a VW elab using digital fabrication tools and any material they select. Students will be allowed to use CNC Shopbot, Laser Cutter, 3D printer, vinyl cutter, and a sublimation printer. Students will have a variety of materials to use including but not limited to paper, cardboard, cardstock, filament, wood, acrylic, luan, hardboard, and more.
In addition to 21st century digital fabrication tools:
Mona Lisa Portrait
Rulers, measuring tape
Chromebooks with access to Google Tour Builder
Wood, various types
3D Printing filament
Digital Fabrication tools
Sublimation printer, ink, paper
After hearing the story of Jackie Kennedy bringing the Mona Lisa to visit the United States, students can digitally create the tour of the portrait. Using Google Tour Builder, students can create the path of the Mona Lisa followed from the Louve to the tour she took in the United States.
Google Tour Builder can be used to share student personal trips both past and future planned vacations. The program was originally designed to allow the military to share the path of their tours with their families.
Following students exploration of the Golden Ratio lesson practice, students will be given a portion of the painitng to "recreate" using any machine or matierial.
The students must use ratios and proportions to determine exact measurements in order to “scale up” the size of their portion of the Mona Lisa.
Students will unite their reinvented pieces of the Mona Lisa. If scaled to proportion, the students will have created a modern, multi-medium, and meaningful designed replica of the Mona Lisa.
Student prototypes will need to be tested and checked to determine if they have used the precise measurements