Example Student Work

Jennifer Weiler


This webpage contains examples of student work from classes I have taught for
graduate, undergraduate and high school students.

Moving and Interactive Systems in Sculpture

This class served as a basic skills class for building systems that integrate electronics, embedded computation, and sculpture. As an art class, students focused on creating sculptures that incorporated light, sound, and interactivity while also developing their personal expression as artists.

Below: internel circuitry and outer design for sculpture displaying weather data from the internet.

Below: Ardunio and lights embedded in embroidery with conductive thread.

Below: color changing lamp.

Below: gauntlet with embedded circuitry that can be used to trigger sounds.

Below: touch-sensitive color changing sculpture.

Below: cube that changes color when it is rotated.


Raster-Based Imaging

These works were created by students during an undergraduate introductory class in raster editing (created using Photoshop). The class was aimed towards freshman and sophomore undergraduate students with no prior experience with digital image editing. Students were encouraged to take their own photos, but were also allowed to use images from books or the internet as long as they properly credited their sources.

Below: students edited a photograph to cause part or all of it to appear drawn or painted.

Below: students created images meant to depicted 'motion.'

Below: students insert images of themselves or contemporary stock photos into historical paintings.


Introduction to Drawing using Processing (Computer Programming)

These images were created during a summer session meant to introduce middle and high school students creating images and animations using computer programming. The majority of the students had no previous experience with computer programming, and this was their first introduction to Processing.

Below: students created a series of moving objects (animation stills).

Below: new images created based on color data from raster image files.

Below: programmatically-generated spirographs.


Exploring Fabrication with 3D-Printed Designs

These images were taken from a summer session during which the students were introduced to new fabrication methods for cooking. During the class, they designed their own 3D prints, created silicone models from their 3D prints, and then used the silicone molds to shape baked goods and chocolate treats.

You can read more about my work shaping food with 3D-print based silicone molds here.

Below: image of 3D prints (white) and silicone molds (blue) created by students

Below: image of students shaping food in the molds.
The molds are then placed inside an oven, which allows the cookie dough to bake into the mold shape.