Projects in Sculpture: Making It Personal (SCU4797.01)

Jon Isherwood

The question that animates this advanced sculpture course is: what do you want to say? As we develop our interests in sculpture it becomes more and more imperative to find our own voice. The role of the artist is to interpret personal conditions and experiences and find the most effective expression for them. Paradoxically, however, the artist finds out what they have to say by first looking at and attending closely to the relevant traditions and contributions of others.

This course provides the opportunity for a self-directed study in finding one’s voice as a sculptor by researching sources of influence and inspiration. Students are expected to undertake a significant amount of work outside of regular class meetings. The goal is for students to become fully versed in issues that define traditional and contemporary sculpture. Regular individual and bi- monthly critiques with visitors will be complimented by student presentations of issues pertaining to their work. Students will produce a visual presentation that highlights their interests, influences, and lines of inquiry.

Learning Outcomes:

Delivery Method: Hybrid in-person and remote, with faculty in-person
Prerequisites:Prerequisites: Two 2000-level sculpture classes and one sculpture tech class. Please provide a one-page self-evaluating critical reflection paper addressing your work in sculpture completed to date and plans for this class next term to Jon Isherwood by Weds, May 27, 6.00pm.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
W 8:30AM-12:10PM (Advanced/senior work)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Every Term

Categories: All courses , Sculpture , Visual Arts (VA)