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2012 Scupture 2

The Sculpture area in the Department of Art focuses on the creation and understanding of three-dimensional artwork in a variety of materials, techniques, and approaches. The Sculpture area also aims to assist students in understanding the changing cultural perceptions of three-dimensional form in real time and space. In addition to attending to hand skill development and workmanship, criticism and dialogue amongst students and instructor is modeled and encouraged as a means of enhancing students' personal artistic growth.



Courses Offered

ART 280: Introduction to Sculpture:

Introduction to Sculpture concentrates on the basics of three-dimensional form, with an emphasis on spatial awareness and problem solving, skill development.  Assignments will emphasis the three major approaches to creating a three-dimensional sculptural form: the subtractive process (modeling and carving), the additive process (assemblage using mixed materials), and lost wax casting. The history of sculpture is introduced through lectures which address cultural and historical contexts surrounding traditional and contemporary art.

Prerequisite:  ART 126, or permission of instructor.

Offered Spring Semester


ART 380: Intermediate Sculpture:

Intermediate Sculpture expands upon the fundamental directions and approaches to three-dimensional form established in Introduction to Sculpture. Additional techniques and approaches to mold making, metal fabrication through gas and mig welding, small metals, and wood fabrication are covered. Students will also begin to establish contexts which bridge gaps between these techniques as well as develop personal concepts using these techniques and approaches in relationship to material and form.

Prerequisite:  ART 280 Introductions to Sculpture

Offered Fall Semester


ART 481:  Advanced Sculpture:

Advanced Sculpture offers students the opportunity to expand upon a variety of sculptural materials, methods, and concepts as a viable contemporary practice which serves to contribute to students' personal artistic direction.  Coursework and projects produced are self-governed, and focus on artistic value, conceptual clarity, and cultural and art historical contexts. 

Prerequisite:  ART 380

Offered Fall Semester