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Course Description

Continued sculptural development of form and technique using a variety of selected media such as welded and cast metal, ceramics 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 metal fabrication techniques, such as forging, soldering, brazing and welding, suitable for sculpture.
  • Students will demonstrate Lost-wax (cire perdue) and wood pattern making for use in sand and investment molds.
  • 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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