Introduction to Sculpture: Polychrome 3D (SCU2114.01)

Jon Isherwood

Poly=many, chrome or chroma=colors. Can refer to artwork made with bright, multi-colored paint. Having many colors; multicolored. This term is usually used to describe sculptural or decorative objects finished or decorated with paint or glazes.

How do we merge color and 3 D form? How do we make objects in dimensional space that expand or compress our visual perceptions through the addition of a multitude of colors? How do we or can we establish rule sets in this regard?? Are there color theories we need to study to help with our exploration?? This course invites students to investigate the fundamental principals of painted form and found object 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, plexiglass and metal. There will be a strong emphasis on experimentation and how this plays a key role in the making of sculpture. Students will need to complete 8 hours per week out of class time to complete projects. Regular slide presentations compliment individual and group critiques.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
Th 8:30-12:10
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: Once a year
This course is categorized as All courses, Sculpture.