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Sculpture (ARTS 1133)

Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 1.00
Lab Credits: 2.00

Description: This course introduces you to artwork done in three dimensions. You will use a variety of materials and will work with both traditional and contemporary methods of forming. Primary forming methods include casting, modeling, carving, assembling and fabricating; primary materials include clay, plaster, wire, paper and foam. Lectures and critiques include some historical emphasis and some emphasis on design issues as they relate to form, volume, planes and space.

Topical Outline:

1. Introduction to three dimensional techniques
2. Examine the elements and principles of good art design
3. Critical analysis of art works as expressions within an historical or social context
4. Research historical and contemporary Sculptural forms and ideas
5. Articulate individual responses to ideas
6. Introduction to a variety of 3-D methods, such as additive and subtractive methods

Learning Outcomes:
1. Apply additive, subtractive and/ or assemblage techniques
2. Point out and apply formal elements and principles to express visual ideas
3. Critically evaluate art works as expressions of individual or human values within a cultural context
4. Acquire a chronicle of historical and contemporary Sculptural forms and ideas
5. Articulate an understanding of the basic study of signs and symbols as elements of communicative behavior

MnTC: Goal 6