Assignment: Blank Modification

Take one of your character designs from the in-class exercise and apply it to the provided wooden blank.

Remember our themes: juxtaposition, appropriation, complexity, emotion.  Try to turn this traditional arts and crafty object/form into something “more”.

Wooden toy blanks
Wooden toy blanks

Start with some sketches

Sketches of possible characters

It can be a paint job.

Painted wooden pegs

Painted monster on wooden toy blank
Painted monster on wooden toy blank
Painted wooden toy blanks
Painted wooden toy blanks

Experiment with color

Painted multi-colored wooden dinosaur toys
Painted multi-colored wooden dinosaur toys

Add material to the blank

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Felt ears added to wooden toy blank
Felt ears added to wooden toy blank
Painted wooden toys with molded hair
Painted wooden toys with molded hair
The Man With No Name
Eric Kalb’s The Man With No Name
Peg Dolls
Alina Liu’s Peg Dolls

You can modify the wooden blank.

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Name Atchareeya Jattuporn Wooden Peg
Name Atchareeya Jattuporn Wooden Peg
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Use Stencils

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Add texture

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Mill or turn your own

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Use Multiple Pegs

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Remember our themes: juxtaposition, appropriation, complexity, emotion.

Bring your completed character to class and be prepared to talk about it.  The toys will be displayed.  Blog and Instagram your work.

Wood Doll Bodies (Amazon)

Wooden Peg Outline Sheet

Wooden Peg VectorWorks file

Wooden Peg STL file