[ONLINE WORKSHOP] Digital Craftsmanship - 3D Printing, Scanning and Modeling

26/09/2020 -
10:00 - 12:00
27/09/2020 -
10:00 - 12:00
03/10/2020 -
10:00 - 12:00
04/10/2020 -
10:00 - 12:00

As part of the exhibition "Metamorphosis or Confrontation", the artist Tobias Klein will host a series of workshops with a focus on 3D scanning and printing. Participants will be given scanned data from a series of Ceramic artifacts from the Museum collection, digitally alter and design the scanned forms, and then 3D print the results.

The Workshop – "Digital Craftsmanship" – will allow individuals to investigate motifs, contemporary forms, and 3D printable ornaments based on 3D scans of the museum's ceramic artifacts. The discussion will be based around the scanned data, with a focus on critical issues of contemporary design, including artificial biology, generative design, hybrid forms, and narratives.

Participants will use photogrammetry-based methods to create 3D models that explore the full digital manufacturing process, translating the values, concepts, and ideas of each object into a contemporary 3D printed form.

Session | Date | Time | Content
Class A (FULL)
Session 1 | Saturday, 26 September 2020 | 10:00am -12:00nn | Introduction to 3D Printing and 3D Scanning
Session 2 | Sunday, 27 September 2020 | 10:00am -12:00nn | 3D Printing Modeling and Touch up

Class B
Session 1 | Saturday, 3 October 2020 | 10:00am -12:00nn | Introduction to 3D Printing and 3D Scanning
Session 2 | Sunday, 4 October 2020 | 10:00am -12:00nn | 3D Printing Modeling and Touch up

Venue: Zoom
Cost: HK$200 per person
Audience and Limit: Aged 18 or above, maximum 10 people per class
Language: English
Materials: All printing materials will be provided. A software is required to be downloaded prior to the class, more information will be available when closer to date.
Note: Participants are required to attend ALL sessions.
Registration & Enquiries: Registration opens from 18 September to 29 September 2020. Please click here for the application form: https://bit.ly/35ZoymD. For enquiries, please contact Chelsea Choi: [email protected] / 2241 5509.

Artist: Tobias Klein
Born in Bonn, Germany, Tobias Klein is a German Artist/Architect. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong.

Klein’s combined artistic and architectural works construct the emerging practice of Digital Craftsmanship, through which he has established an operational synthesis of digital and physical materials and tools as poetic (Poïesis) and technical (Technê) expressions. Klein’s works are based on the use of contemporary CAD/CAM technologies with site and culturally specific narratives, intuitive non-linear design processes, and historical cultural references.

His work has been exhibited internationally at the London Science Museum, the V&A, the Venice Architectural Biennale, the Science Gallery (Melbourne), the container (Tokyo), the Bellevue Arts Museum, the MoCA Taipei, and the Museum of Moscow and Museum of Vancouver. His works are also found in the permanent collection of China’s first 3D Print Museum in Shanghai, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma (USA), and the Antwerp Fashion Museum (MoMu).

Important Notes
Before the Workshop
• You must use a computer for this Workshop as the 3D printing software does not work on tablets or phones. Please ensure your computer has an audio and video function and the internet connection is smooth and stable throughout the Workshop.
• If you are a first-time Zoom user, please click on https://zoom.us/download to download the software. For experienced users, please ensure the software is up to date.
• Please join the Workshop 10 minutes before the scheduled time to test for the proper functioning of the computer.

During the Workshop
• Please mute your microphone when you are not speaking and unmute if you want to speak. Also, ensure that your camera is on all the time.
• Unauthorised photo-taking, audio recording and video recording of the Workshop are strictly prohibited.

Image: Students' works from the previous workshop