Sculpture is the use of everyday objects, figurative forms, non-figurative forms, anti-form, minimalism, experimental form, Earth art, landscape sculpture, installation and performance art. Innovation in sculpture has produced a modern and very rich revolution. Sculpture no longer fits into a fixed category. For the young art student asking, "What should I do?" the real question is "Where do I start?" Sculpture is no longer limited to statuary or to beautiful forms carved from a "hidden image" in a block of white Carrara marble. These beautiful romantic sculptures are still being created, but there is so much MORE!
SCULPTURE FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT:
Sculpture occupies three studios with access to a large outdoor terrace and green space.
The Wood Studio has table saws, band saws, joiner planers, a wood lathe, stationary sanders, drill presses and a wide selection of hand held power tools for wood manipulation.
The Metal Studio has a large MIG welder, a plasma cutter, oxy-acetylene gas welder, two metal cutting bandsaws, metal cut-off saws, a large metal shear, and numerous hand held power tools for grinding, cutting, and fabricating metal sculpture. The metal area also houses three electric kilns: A small L&G test kiln, a medium sized Skutt kiln and a large Alpine kiln.
The All-Purpose Sculpture Studio is available to students on a 24/7 basis. Students can swipe into the studio with their card at their convenience and use: 5 Shimpo electric pottery wheels, a clay extruder, a slab roller, a paint booth for painting and staining projects. The studio also contains hand held power saws, drills, sanders, etc. for work outside of class where supervision is not required.
The objective of this course is to introduce you to the elements, unifying principles, and concepts of two-dimensional design. Art terminology, basic concepts and materials utilized in the studio by visual artists and designers will be explored. An understanding of two dimensional design principles will be gained by creating projects using traditional art materials and techniques and also by exploiting the powerful manipulative power of the computer using Photoshop CS2 and Corel Painter 9.
Design is taught in a 15 station iMac lab with Adobe Photoshop Suite and Corel Painter software.