ART 2701C SCULPTURE I
PREREQUISITE: ART 1203C 3-D Design
This course covers the problems and techniques of applied three-dimensional design with an emphasis on the use of materials and tools .
Topics include clay, plaster, stone, wood, metal and wax.
The objective of this course is to provide students with the skills necessary to successfully create subtractive forms, additive-modeled forms, assemblage-constructivist forms, and to be able to critique all described forms. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to utilize physical materials using a number of processes to build a given number of sculptures in the round or bas-relief,be able to manipulate a variety of materials and tools appropriate to the subtractive sculpture process, demonstrate and discuss applications of the sculpture (carved stone: use of hammer, chisels, files, polishing equipment), (carved plaster: use of grinders, sanders, polishing equipment), (carved wood: use of mallets, chisels, files, sandpaper, finishing materials), to be able to manipulate a variety of materials and tools appropriate to the additive-modeled sculpture process, demonstrate and discuss an application of the materials and tools used to create an additive-modeled form sculpture, to be able to manipulate a variety of materials, processes and tools appropriate to the assemblage-constructivist sculpture process, demonstrate and discuss fabrication of materials and correct use of tools and processes to create an assemblage, be able to critique and identify the strengths and weaknesses of free standing or bas-relief sculpture, to develop an understanding and vocabulary by which they can identify concepts and explain their evaluations, and to be able to discuss composition, craftsmanship, visual impact and emotional impact of their work and the work of others.
ART 2702C SCULPTURE II
PREREQUISITE: ART 2701C Sculpture I
This course provides continued experience with expression in three dimensional form. This course will require students to conduct independent investigations in the design and creation of several sculpture projects. Techniques may include metal fabrication, glass casting, stone carving, woodworking, installations, wax and metal casting.
The objective of this course is to provide students with the skills necessary to conduct independent investigation, design and create sculpture projects utilizing the introductory experiences gained in Sculpture I as a foundation, and to develop an expanded knowledge of the Subtractive, Additive-modeled, and Assemblage-constructivist techniques of sculpture.
ART 2904C INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SCULPTURE
PREREQUISITE: ART 2701C Sculpture I
This course is designed to establish a framework for further self-learning in various areas of sculpture, for the advanced student. The student will shape the course to fit their needs by planning activities and preparing a contract with an art faculty member. The contract will specifically outline a specific project, or a particular set of goals and requirements that the student wishes to achieve. The contract must be satisfactorily completed and reviewed by the assigned faculty member. May be taken four times for credit.
The objective of this course is to allow advanced students to work independently with limited supervision in order to fulfill the designed contract/develop sufficient skills in the particular medium to enable them to complete the contracted goals/increase awareness of the technical aspects of the chosen medium and its techniques/ produced a finished project or portfolio which explores the outlined requirements of the contract.