What is sculpture and how does performance have anything to do with that? How do we talk about a thing that takes up 3-D space and time? What does it mean to make an object anyway? How does one develop an idea to make an object? And what materials are the best to realize this idea? This course invites students to investigate the fundamental principles of sculpture while encouraging exploration of classical and alternative contemporary approaches. The coursework will ask to dig into one’s personal histories while investigating materials that can articulate one’s lived experience. Our sessions are intensive explorations into a variety of techniques and materials including resin mold making, wood joinery, digital fabrications, and metal. There will be a strong emphasis on drawing and sketching your ideas before implementing them, along side finding ways to perform with the objects. Slide lectures and presentations compliment individual and group critiques.