Sculpture
Courses & Descriptions

Courses

Semester 1

  • Marketing/Portfolio Development MKTG0053

    Units/ Hours: 47.5

    Practicing artists can choose from many different paths to advance their personal and artistic goals in artistic practice, education, presentation skills, and romotion and marketing as entrepreneurs. Each student will establish their own specific focus for continuing their artist's practice. In class sessions will involve online research, writing, digital photography, presentation, and critical discussion. Precourse assignment work will provide the data for artist documents and digital images of their work for the development of a portfolio. Students will show their work in an established campus venue as a culmination to their certificate program experience. Certificate students who have already completed the first two semesters of the Visual and Creative Arts Diploma Program will complete this course mainly as independent review and revision of their portfolio and artists documents in collaboration with faculty.

  • Art History X: Sculpture ARTS0624

    Units/ Hours: 47.5

    A strong foundation in sculpture requires a solid historical understanding of its role and context. This course presents a sculptural journey through time, from prehistory to the 21st century and across cultures. Research and presentations will include the impact of sculpture as both public statement and means of personal expression. Students will be challenged to begin the definition of their own areas of interest and maintain it through an ongoing investigation into both historical and contemporary examples of sculptors and their practices.

  • Specialized Techniques and Systems ARTS0629

    Units/ Hours: 47.5

    Modern sculptors have reaped the benefits of tremendous advancements in material design and production processes afforded by twentieth century technology. In this survey course, students will be introduced to tools and methods which go beyond the traditional sculptor's materials and processes. This course will draw upon a wide range of informative sources, from the web, site visits, and visiting guest speaker presentations along with a measure of studio work. Subject matter may include such fields as material engineering, site specific installations, industrial adhesives, stereo lithography, multiple material integration and advanced fabrication and finishing.

  • Design - Sculpture ARTS0994

    Units/ Hours: 47.5

    The principles and elements of design will be summarized and explored in their application to sculpture. This focused course will help students develop a greater understanding of, and appreciation for, a broad sampling of sculptural works. Through research and presentation, they will explore the specific attributes of line, form, texture, balance and proportion as they apply to sculptural works from specific eras and movements. Select artists will be discussed in relation to both historical and contemporary styles. Students' personal interests and themes will be explored through journal entries and research.

  • Drawing - Sculpture ARTS0995

    Units/ Hours: 47.5

    This course will engage the student in drawing processes as they relate to the development and description of sculptural works. Focusing on line, proportion, light, texture, colour and surface, students will produce sketches, working drawings, and presentation renderings. Simple yet powerful processes for both representational drawing skills and concept drawings will be explored in the classroom. Students will use observational drawings from the figure, as well as from a variety of natural and man made objects, as a rich source for style and form in sculptural projects. Basic colouring techniques will be explored using materials such as watercolour, gouache, soluble pencils and pencil crayons. Drawings by sculpture artists will be researched and reviewed. Attention will be given to the use of drawing in the creative design process. Students will use journals to gather research material and concepts.

  • Carving - Sculpture ARTS1061

    Units/ Hours: 47.5

    Subtracting material from a block of stone, wood, or other matrices, is a process requiring an 'inversion of vision' - that is, the capacity to see what must be removed. Using specific tools and processes, the students will exercise the skills required to plan and execute carved forms, from the initial blocking of the work to final details and polishing/finishing processes. Balance and bases for carved works will also be considered

  • Large Scale Mixed Media ARTS1062

    Units/ Hours: 47.5

    Beginning with the armature, the large-scale project is determined by the gesture and proportion established by the supporting 'skeleton'. Students will design and execute a large-scale project, using armature, infill material, and concrete or aggregate surfacing. They will be challenged to experiment with assorted media integrated into the surface, addressing both form and concept in the work through their choices and applications. Consideration will be given to the sites, foundations, and logistics of handling large works for both indoor and outdoor locations.

  • Sculpture Fabrication I ARTS1063

    Units/ Hours: 47.5

    This course, which investigates the processes around working with metal, is one of a series of three courses where students will be introduced to the basic tools and techniques for cutting and assembling three-dimensional structures. These assemblages will incorporate both additive and subtractive methods. Mechanical processes for the use of fasteners and adhesives, as well as surface treatments, will be specific to the material in each course. Structural integrity and formal design will be examined with examples and studio projects using both linear and planar elements. Technical exercises will develop a greater appreciation of, and sensitivity towards, material properties: a critical part of both the creative and crafting processes. Safety practices in the studio will be emphasized including proper use of power tools, and control or elimination, of airborne particles, and potential chemical hazards.

  • Sculpture Fabrication II ARTS1064

    Units/ Hours: 47.5

    This course, which investigates the processes around working with plastic and glass materials, is one of a series of three courses where students will be introduced to the basic tools and techniques for cutting and assembling three-dimensional structures. These assemblages will incorporate both additive and subtractive methods. Mechanical processes for the use of fasteners and adhesives, as well as surface treatments, will be specific to the material in each course. Structural integrity and formal design will be examined with examples and studio projects using both linear and planar elements. Technical exercises will develop a greater appreciation of, and sensitivity towards, material properties: a critical part of both the creative and crafting processes. Safety practices in the studio will be emphasized including proper use of power tools, and control or elimination, of airborne particles, and potential chemical hazards.

  • Sculpture Fabrication III ARTS1065

    Units/ Hours: 47.5

    This course, which investigates the processes around working with non traditional sculpture materials, is one of a series of three courses where students will be introduced to the basic tools and techniques for cutting and assembling three-dimensional structures. These assemblages will incorporate both additive and subtractive methods. Mechanical processes for the use of fasteners and adhesives, as well as surface treatments, will be specific to the material in each course. Structural integrity and formal design will be examined with examples and studio projects using both linear and planar elements. Technical exercises will develop a greater appreciation of, and sensitivity towards, material properties: a critical part of both the creative and crafting processes. Safety practices in the studio will be emphasized including proper use of power tools, and control or elimination, of airborne particles, and potential chemical hazards.

  • Modelling and Casting ARTS1066

    Units/ Hours: 95

    In this course students will become familiar with the processes and tools specific to casting and modelling materials. Largely forgiving, modelling materials allow for both additive and subtractive processes. Exploring dimension from relief through full three-dimensional forms, students will use plasticine, clays, and wax to develop works which can then be cast to produce the finished form. Various traditional mould-making processes will be used in casting with assorted investments. Consideration will also be given to the application of patinas and other surface treatments.

  • Sculpture Project Development ARTS1067

    Units/ Hours: 95

    Through ongoing discussion with their instructor, students will develop sculpture projects in their chosen materials. Addressing both form and content in preproduction drawings, they will design and execute three-dimensional works using both traditional and non-traditional materials. Attention will be given to the context of the work with respect to location, lighting and the relation to the viewer. Group and individual critiques and discussion will support the development of the work. Students will be expected to maintain a creative journal as well as present research on sculptors with interests related to their own.

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