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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 1170 - Sculpture I

Credits: 3

This freshman-level course introduces students to the structural, formal, and conceptual issues specific to the field of sculpture. Students will learn how to thoughtfully address these concerns early on through the construction of small sculptural models. After finalizing an idea, students will work on enlarging their sculpture to full size through a series of exercises that address topics such as structural integrity, material choices, aesthetic decisions, methods of display, and conceptual coherence. Furthermore, students will be introduced to a basic history of sculpture so that they can better contextualize their personal ideas through both historical and contemporary reference points.

Prerequisites: FD 2130 - 3D Design: Space + Materiality  

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Design small models to demonstrate their sculptural ideas in three-dimensions
  • Learn basic metal welding
  • Build armatures that successfully serve as internal supports for their sculptures
  • Identify the formal, conceptual, and historical connections through analysis and individual studio projects.
  • Demonstrate safety procedures while working with woodshop and metal shop tools under supervision
  • Illustrate an understanding of how different methods of the display can alter the formal qualities and conceptual meaning of sculpture.

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