AP 3D Beginning with a familiar medium…paper.

I teach AP 3D in a large school. Each year my classes have a diverse group of students. Most have no prior 3D experience. Since I have such a range of skill levels I choose to begin with something familiar to most, paper. The assignment is to create a sculpture using paper that shows texture, repetition, visual interest. and built in the round. 

About Jeanine Gaston

I grew up just East of San Diego, on a hill called, Mt. Helix. As a child, I played in the Bird of Paradise fields, across from our orchard. Our father built us a play house among the citrus trees, tucked between the oranges and lemons. He also took us along on business trips, visiting counties from Singapore to Fiji. Touring each country, my parents educated us on local cultures and we always enjoyed visiting the botanical gardens. What an impact those trips had on me. Now days, I love spending time outside, working in the garden and playing with my children. I find myself missing the distant view of the ocean, and the taste of sweet oranges, picked from the tree. Someday, I hope to take my children back to my beloved orchard on the hill.