The Body: Issues and Objects (4 per semester/maximum of 8) Creating representations of the human body and related objects as a means of sculptural expression.
ART 338 The Body: Issues and Objects (4 per semester/maximum of 8)
This course is for students who have a firm commitment in the arts, who have adequate background in the use of techniques and materials, and who have experimented with a variety of approaches to subject matter. This course is designed to focus and develop personal approaches to subject matter and to encourage a sustained interest in work through the exploration of both historical and contemporary artmaking practice concerning the representation of the human body and objects related to the body. Students will learn both traditional and non-traditional ways of making sculptural objects that use the body as a primary means of artistic communication. Readings, lectures, movies, and demonstrations will introduce students to the materials and techniques used in the various sculpture processes. Projects will be assigned throughout the semester and group critiques will be scheduled at regular intervals. 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.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.