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ART12A:  SCULPTURE


Course Description

An introduction to expressive and technical sculptural processes of selected media such as clay, plaster and wood. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass no pass. PREREQUISITE: ART 13, Three-Dimensional Design


Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate a foundational knowledge of safety procedures and materials related to sculptural processes.
  • Students will create sculptural work that demonstrates manipulative and perceptive sculptural skills.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to orally articulate personal expression and intellectual ideas pertaining to their sculptural work.
  • Students will demonstrate and apply three-dimensional design principles of form, contour, volume, mass, texture and positive/negative space.
  • Students will demonstrate a historical and contemporary understanding of the cultural and technical aspects of sculpture including the traditional and contemporary sculpture influences in western culture, with particular emphasis on 20th century U.S. sculpture.
  • Students will demonstrate clay modeling techniques and applications as well as drying, firing and finishing procedures.
  • Students will demonstrate and apply plaster uses in sculpture: as a molding material, casting material and additive/subtractive final material.
  • Students will articulate, verbally and in writing, their value judgments of aesthetic issues such as quality, originality and standards of art criticism.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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