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2018-2019 Course Catalog 
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ART 1061 - Sculpture I

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: This course introduces students to a variety of materials and processes common to sculpture. Hands-on projects expand 3D design concepts and encourage students to develop their creative ideas. Students will explore contemporary trends and applications, as well as research cultural traditions throughout history. Coursework includes access to Century’s FAB LAB, which can enhance projects, and connect students to projects around the world.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ART 1025 .
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Historical/cultural overview
  2. Traditional and contemporary concepts
  3. 3D Design Principles Unity and variety Balance Scale Proportion Emphasis Repetition and rhythm
  4. Elements Plane Volume Mass Form Texture Line Color Space Light
  5. Form and content
  6. Materials and meaning
  7. Properties and characteristics of materials (possible materials listed below) Stone Clay Metals Wood Glass Fiber Plastic Found objects
  8. Additive and subtractive techniques
  9. Construction Methods Concept sketching Model making (and pointing-up to scale) FAB LAB and digital applications Thumbnails
  10. Studio and materials safety
  11. Physical considerations: weight, gravity, balance, mass, strength, volume
  12. Tension and Torsion
  13. Types of sculptures
    1. Relief
    2. Free standing
    3. Environmental
    4. Public
    5. Assemblage
    6. Installation
  14. Convergent and divergent thinking strategies
  15. Creative process and concept development
  16. Critiquing projects using terms and criteria common to art

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. apply 3D design concepts and elements toward an aesthetic and/or technical end.
  2. manipulate a variety of materials common to sculpture.
  3. describe the physical properties and functions of a variety of materials common to sculpture.
  4. safe studio procedures.
  5. describe safety hazards related to a variety of materials.
  6. create sculptures using both additive and subtractive techniques.
  7. construct sculptures that are structurally sound.
  8. evaluate projects using terms and criteria common to art.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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