Intermediate: Individual Research: Request for Proposal (RFP)

Intermediate: Individual Research: Request for Proposal (RFP)

A class of this level is a junior/senior level experience in sculpture.  As such the student is responsible for developing and presenting a digital file and printed statement of their intentions for the rest of the semester.  It should include a theme description, images of other artist’s works that are similar thematically, the materials and techniques believed appropriate […]

Hot Metal Casting: Lost Wax Process

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Hot Metal Casting: Lost Wax Process

Mission: (Project Description) Hollow lost wax casting method: A unique wax pattern will be developed using plaster and rubber molds. The wax pattern will be taken through the “Lost Wax Process” to create a unique bronze or aluminum sculpture with a patina or alternative finishing method. Individual students have a choice to cast a wax form presented from […]

Exquisite Corpse: Artifacts

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Exquisite Corpse: Artifacts

Exquisite corpse or Cadavre exquis is traditionall a drawing technique where a bank of words or images are collected and then assembled to create a finished composition.  In this project we will explore this surrealist idea in an assemblage of components to create as “Exquisite corpse” sculptural artifact. Mission: (Project Description)  In this project the student is asked […]

Hot Metal Casting: Sand Molds

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Hot Metal Casting: Sand Molds

Mission: (Project Description) In this project the student will learn the process of developing a metal casting using a two-part sand resin bond mold. The first part of the project will be to create a pattern using a variety of methods and materials. Mixing sand and resins the student will create a mold. The mold […]

Welding Line-Form-Repetition

Welding Line-Form-Repetition

Mission: (Project Description) Create a sculptural form/structure that develops from the linear quality of welded  and fabricated metal. The final form should have a sense of variety and repetition of elements. Add a skin to some or all components of the structure. Develop an aesthetic in the connection of skin to form. It is expected […]

Texture Switch

Texture Switch

Mission: (Project Description) Within this project, we will bring into question the “skin” of an object, and how alterations to it, alters our own perceptions of the object.  Many artists, such as, Meret Oppenheim, Lucas Samaras, and Joseph Beuys, have pursued this concept creating works that question or negate an objects original function.  The simple manipulation of […]

Wood Carving: Merging Early and Contemporary Icons

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Wood Carving:  Merging Early and Contemporary Icons

Mission: In this project create a wood carved mask that visually merges early and contemporary icons. The mask should take on a combination of both icons chosen. The main material will be wood, other materials can be used to embellish the form. Try to use materials that are a part of our current culture. Accumulated […]

Plaster Carving Non Objective Form: Abstraction Morphing/Transformation

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Plaster Carving Non Objective Form: Abstraction Morphing/Transformation

Mission: (Project Description) Using two forms build one, morphing the forms together to become a non-objective or abstract formal composition. The original forms are to be used as inspiration to assist in guiding the form. Use elements from each, yet develop your sculpture as a unique entity with an elegant form and a clean aesthetic. […]

Wood Transformation

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Wood Transformation

Premise: In this project the student is asked to create a sculptural form from wood material. The form does not necessarily need to look like a specific thing. It may be non-objective if desired. If the goal is to create a representation of a real object, a model should be made available. As a basis […]

Body Art: Plaster Casting and Mixed Media

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Body Art: Plaster Casting and Mixed Media

Prologue: The human body and its components allow us to understand facets of identity such as gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity. Slight gestures can represent emotion, mood, and intent. Subtle and extreme alterations of the body, such as hair, skin, and clothing can suggest alignment with or rebellion against social conventions and to express ideas […]