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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Art (ART)

ART 230 Beginning Sculpture (3) An introduction to sculpture consisting of lectures, demonstrations, and basic studio work coordinated to cover a broad range of processes.

ART 230 Beginning Sculpture (3)

This course is intended to investigate the art of sculpture for art majors. As a studio offering, emphasis is placed on hands-on studio activities, which promote visual literacy and sensitivity to the various conventions used in sculpture. Students will be given the opportunity to explore many of the traditional materials and processes of sculpture, including additive and subtractive processes, plaster-working, wood fabrication, metal fabrication, and mixed-media usage, as well as experimental tools and processes. Slide presentations, studio visits and museum critiques will augment studio exercises to facilitate a greater awareness of the cultural context in which sculpture functions. This labor-intensive studio relies upon cumulative learning experiences through increasingly demanding projects. Competency is expected in numerous new skills and techniques, and their application in creating visually compelling concepts is essential to the success of completed artworks.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Arts
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: ART 110S, ART 111 and enrollment in the School of Visual Arts or successful completion of an admissions portfolio review

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.