Makerbot Project at MDPHS!

Digital Design is a graphic and web design course taught by Amaris Modesto, targeted to bridge the achievement gap by bridging the technological gap. In this project-based, extended learning time course offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at MDPHS, students focus on developing campaigns for fashion, the arts, and social justice issues affecting their community. The course addresses the social emotional needs in this category of students, as well as college and career readiness, in a predominantly male dominated industry. Through the course, students acquire skills in graphic and web design as they create their own brands, develop social media campaigns, and produce online portfolios of their work.

As a major bonus, our class has been utilizing the Makerbot — a 3D Printer gifted to MDPHS through a grant. Over the past few months we’ve printed jewelry pieces, iphone cases, combs, sharks and more (it’s really about anything we can experiment with!) Check out our mini shark in the making above. Also, see Digital Design student Miahasia Jones making sure our plate is properly aligned for a smooth printing process.

3D models will be available for purchase on very soon! Proceeds from sales will benefit arts programming.