What is Sculpture (SCU2106.01)

John Umphlett (new faculty as of 8/24/2021)

How do we make it? How do we talk about it? And what does it mean? How do we make objects in space? Is gravity our friend or foe? This course invites students to investigate the fundamental principles of sculpture while encouraging exploration of classical and contemporary approaches. Sessions are intensive explorations into a variety of techniques and materials including plaster, wood, cardboard, styrofoam and metal. There will be a strong emphasis on drawing and how drawing plays a key role in the making of sculpture. Regular slide presentations compliment individual group critiques.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will:
1. Learn to use the equipment for fabrication and methods of construction involving wood, metal, plaster, and clay.
2. Gain fluency in the fundamental aesthetics of three dimensional form.
3. Learn about the history of sculptural practices up to the contemporary moment, in its diversity of cultural perspectives and identities.
4. Become familiar with the process of transferring drawing and narrative prompts into three dimensional form.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
Th 8:30AM - 12:10PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Once a year

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