Advanced Sculpture (SCU4118.01)

John Umphlett

This course provides each student to work in a self-directed way among a community of critical thinkers. Finding one’s voice, as a maker, requires researching sources of influence and inspiration. Students are expected to undertake a significant amount of work outside of regular class meetings. At this point in your Visual Arts Education you must be able to represent serious attention and dedication to your work, and prove that you can manage your time and energy towards advanced inquiry. 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 exploration. Each student will be required to propagate a visual journal as it pertains to their generative studio practice and be able to talk about how their work might be viewed in current worldly events.


Learning Outcomes:
1. Develop advanced capacities with the equipment for fabrication in analog and digital formats, developing further methods of construction involving wood, metal, plastics, plaster, and clay.
2. Gain fluency in advanced aesthetics of three dimensional form.
3. Develop further knowledge of the histories of sculptural practices up to the contemporary moment, in its diversity of cultural perspectives and identities.
4. Develop a capacity to discuss and articulate their ideas through presentation and written narratives.



Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Two 2000-level sculpture classes and one sculpture tech class. Interested students should contact John Umphlett (jumphlett@bennington.edu) for registration.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
T 8:30AM - 12:10PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency: Every Term

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