Construction Vehicle Project
Class developed and conducted by Tony Yao
Here’s a blast from the past. Going through some old photo albums I came across this mammoth project that took place in the summer of 2008. It was the first time my class was to design and build 1:1 scale, life-size construction vehicles.
That summer I had a talented class of around 20 high school students and 10 weeks to design and build life-sized models as well as a presentation. Each student had to design their own construction vehicle, and from all the designs, 3 specific designs were chosen from the group to be turned in to life-sized models. The class was split into 3 teams, and each team was responsible for 1 vehicle. All materials were made form everyday items you could find at your local art supplies store or Home Depot. I think this project help challenged and pushed my high school students to their limits. Even in Art Center’s day program, you seldom see projects of this “gi-nor-mous” magnitude.
Everyone said we were crazy to even attempt a project of this scope. But I am never deterred by the size or age of my students. I believe my fearless students can do anything with the proper training and motivation.
If you know a talented student interested in art and design, bring them to me! I can make them better!
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