May 20, 2022  
Catalogue 2021-2022 
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ART 204 - Sculpture I

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
Sculpture 204 is the first half of a year-long course that introduces the fundamental concepts of making sculpture: objects, space, materiality, and bodies. How do we co-exist with objects in space? How do objects hold meaning and affect us? Students will learn to think three-dimensionally in terms of form, scale, weight, spatiality, and materiality. Over the course of the year, we engage in a series of project-based assignments to develop our artistic languages and acquire proficiency in making with wood, plaster, fabric, metal, paper, mold-making, assemblage, and many other materials and techniques, both traditional and non-traditional. Simultaneously, we engage in discussions about the core issues in sculpture, engage with a range of theories of materiality and bodies, and learn from the examples of a diverse group of sculptors, both historical and contemporary. Students are encouraged to take risks, get messy, and bring their interests, passions, identities, and investments to use as materials in their artistic work. The course is punctuated by organized group critiques, in which we develop our capacities to offer and accept critical constructive feedback within a diverse group. No pre-existing experience working with sculpture is required. Gordon Hall.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

Yearlong course 204-ART 205 .

Two 2-hour periods.

Course Format: CLS

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