Geometric Animal Art

Geometric art is inspired from geometry and consists, essentially, of figures constructed from simple geometrical shapes. Geometric shapes are shapes made of points and lines including triangles, quadrilaterals, and irregular polygons (shapes that have unequal angles and unequal sides). In this lesson, students will design and make their own animal-inspired geometric art suitable for 3D printing. 
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Years | Grades
7th Grade | 11-12 years9th Grade | 13-14 years8th Grade | 12-13 years10th Grade | 14-15 years11th Grade | 15-16 years
Lesson 1: 90 minutes Print Time: 1 hour

Geometric Animal Art trailer
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  • Know the difference between a regular polygon and a irregular polygon. 
  • Use geometric shapes to create an animal-inspired piece of art. 
  • Create geometric art suitable for 3D printing.

Tools and equipment

  • BE3D EDEE Printer 
  • Example geometric animal art models 
  • Access to a computer that can access the internet and TinkerCAD® 
  • Paper pad and pencil 
  • Printed lesson resources 

Skill requirements

To participate in the lesson, students should be able to:
  • Use TinkerCAD, Fusion 360 or Similar CAD software at an intermediate level 

  • Be comfortable using DeeControl2 software including adjusting print settings 

  • Use the BE3D EDEE 3D printer 

Geometric Animal Art walkthrough
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3D models overview

  • Total print time 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Total filament 7.25 m
  • Additional non-printable components
  • Printed all at once
  • 50 minutes
  • 1.82 m
  • 1 hour
  • 2.08 m
  • 40 minutes
  • 1.64 m
  • 40 minutes
  • 1.71 m
Note: Values are calculated for one set of models.

Lesson resources

  • Lesson plan 

  • Example geometric animal art models 

  • Worksheet 

  • Walkthrough 

  • Presentation 

  • 3D Models 

  • 3D Print instructions 

  • Curriculum Alignment