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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Mold Making: Encapsulated Rubber Molds

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Mold Making: Encapsulated Rubber Molds

Mission: (Project Description) In this project the student will be introduced to the process of encapsulated mold making. Rubber will be used as an interior jacket to collect surface and surface detail. A plaster exterior mother mold will be used to establish structure for the flexible mold. Rubber is an elastic material that can pick […]