Sculpture & Metal Arts

ART 70 FUNDAMENTALS OF SCULPTURE
A survey of basic sculpture processes to include both additive and subtractive sculpture procedures. Lectures and demonstrations involving the classic and contemporary use of sculpture materials such as clay, plaster, stone, and metal will be covered. Students will research, design, and develop representational and abstract sculptural forms. Course emphasis will be placed on the effective use of design, materials and sculptural procedures, as well as the safe and proper use of hand and power tools.


ART 71 ADDITIVE SCULPTURE
Recommended Preparation: ART 70
An in-depth investigation of the additive processes in sculpture, including clay and plaster.


ART 72 SUBTRACTIVE SCULPTURE
Recommended Preparation: ART 70
An in-depth investigation of the subtractive process in sculpture, including plaster, wood and stone.


ART 78 BEGINNING LIFE SCULPTURE
Sculpting from a live model using clay with emphasis placed on gesture, composition, scale, proportion as related to representational forms.


ART 79 ADVANCED LIFE SCULPTURE
Recommended Preparation: ART 78
Students expand their ability to sculpt from the live model to include larger scale and the materials of wood and/or stone.


ART 175 METAL CASTING
Recommended Preparation: ART 70
A specialized course in foundry procedures. Activities will include direct and indirect techniques of developing wax models to be used in the lost wax metal casting process. Students will design unique sculptural forms which will be cast in metal using either plaster investment or ceramic shell molds. Course emphasis will be placed on the safe and proper use of hand and power tools and upon a variety of foundry practices such as: mold making, spruce and gate systems, mold dewaxing, metal pouring procedures, metal finishing, and coloring techniques.