ART 236 : Figure Sculpture I

This course is an introduction to creating figurative sculpture. Students build basic armatures for both portraits and figures and work in clay from the live model. Students develop an understanding of structural anatomy and how it relates to surface forms. Additionally, students are encouraged to explore the expressive potential of the human figure. Basic methods of plaster casting (waste molds) are demonstrated at the end of the semester. Lectures and class discussion focus on both historical and contemporary forms of figurative sculpture. Two lecture/critique hours and four studio hours a week. Instructional support fee applies. Spring


ART 112 and ART 132 with a grade of C- or higher, or permission of the instructor.
    Through their active participation in critique discussions, as well as through written critique, their ability to:
  1. Evaluate their own work as well as that of other members of the class
  2. Articulate their understanding of the figure in the context of contemporary art
  3. Through their project they will demonstrate an understanding of:
  4. Human anatomy and proportion
  5. Measurement
  6. Gesture and movement
  7. Aesthetics of the human form
  8. Students will demonstrate technical proficiency with:
  9. Oil based clay
  10. Traditional mold making techniques.




Instructional support fee applies.

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