Corinne Okada Takara is a Bay Area artist and arts educator who creates technology-integrated art projects. Takara creates public collaborative works of art and hosts workshops at museums, libraries, classrooms and colleges. Her most recent collaborative art project, “A Serving of Shapes,” incorporated 3D-printed art.
Art and Education
“As an artist and educator, 3D printing sparks my interest on multiple levels. I knew I wanted to explore the exciting possibilities with 3D printing and wouldn’t move my work forward without a 3D printer; I realized this especially after attending a 3D printing expo last fall. I was already working in SketchUp, but the thought of printing my designs was exciting, so I started searching for a printer. The stars aligned, and I found a tradeshow model being sold on Craigslist.”
The Fine (Art) Prints
“I have successfully incorporated 3D printing into my fine art in a short period of time. I’ve received grants that have allowed me to engage the public to create collaborative art, and 3D printing has been a fantastic way to engage youth and the greater community in these projects. People get excited about creating their own 3D printed designs and want to see the prints right away. [Read more…]