Introduction to Sculpture (SCU2213.01)

Tracey Cockrell

Sculpture is approached as a sensual and philosophical exploration of form and space, and our interactions with/within each. Through a range of materials and processes, we will identify visual relationships and explore how they contain and express meaning to affect us intellectually, emotionally, and physically. Using narrative prompts, assignments will focus on developing an understanding of the formal elements of three-dimensional design and fabrication techniques using plaster, wood, clay, metal, and fiber. Studio assignments will dovetail with discussions of the historical contexts from which contemporary art continues to evolve. As we look for creative solutions, impulses and methodologies will begin to reveal our individual sensibilities. Intensive explorations in making encourage you to develop a personal relationship to form and markmaking.

Learning Outcomes:
-Develop technical facility in a variety of materials (may include plaster, wood, clay,
metal, fiber, mixed media, etc.
-Integrate personal interests and other course subject matter into three-dimensional
-Demonstrate an awareness of the historical precedents and contemporary strategies
relevant to sculptural work.
-Develop confidence in presenting and discussing work during group critiques and one-
on-one dialogue.
-Identify and refine a personally relevant voice and vocabulary to apply to various
sculpture techniques.
-Understand the social impact and cultural relevance of sculptural explorations.
-Respect and be tolerant of other creative explorations occurring in the course.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
Th 8:30AM - 12:10PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

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