ART1380 Sculpture

Course Description

Meets Mn Transfer Curriculum Goal Area 6 Humanities and Fine Arts. This course introduces students to creating artwork in three dimensions. Students will work with traditional and contemporary methods of forming, including casting, modeling, carving, and assembling. The course includes lectures, critiques and studio time. In addition to exploring sculptural methods, class time will be used for discussions of design concepts as they relate three dimensional forms, and historical and contemporary movements in sculpture.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate skills in using a variety of sculptural materials and techniques to successfully complete class assignments.
  • Create original works of sculpture that demonstrate creative solutions to formal and conceptual problems.
  • Recognize and apply elements of art and principles of design as a means to communicate visual ideas
  • Identify and compare historic and contemporary sculptural styles, techniques, and materials.
  • Assess sculptural work according to aesthetic and formal concerns, as well as an expression of historical and societal context.
  • Articulate an understanding of the basic study of symbolism and iconography as elements of visual communication.
  • Evaluate personal artwork and the work of others through the process of critique.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of health and safety issues within the discipline.


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4 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 1 lab, 0 other