Traditional materials and methods of modeling, carving, and casting three dimensional sculptural forms are covered in sculpture classes. Technical skills and meaningful content are developed.
The sculpture studio has facilities and equipment for carving, fabricating, welding, and casting. Classes encourage a variety of projects, using diverse creative materials. Our lost-wax bronze casting facility allows sculptures to be modeled, cast, fabricated, and finished within the studio workspace. The sculpture studio is located in Building 5, Room 102 B.
We recommend taking ART117 Basic Design-Three Dimensional before taking the sculpture series.
Learn traditional and contemporary materials and methods of sculpture. Be inspired by a variety of projects, using diverse creative materials and meaningful content. Technical skills are developed by modeling, carving, and casting three dimensional sculptural forms. (Pairs well with ART204 Introduction to Art History-Paleolithic, Greek, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian Art.)
Explore clay as a sculptural medium. Leanr about armatures, texture, and surface treatments. Develop sculptural ideas using a theme based approach to subject matter and the design process.
What's as dramatic as hot molten metal? Learn the lost-wax process to cast bronze sculptures. Create an original wax sculpture, surround it with a ceramic shell, melt out the original wax, and cast molten bronze into the resulting shell cavity. Finish the piece using techniques to grind, polish, and patina.