The Sculpture area encourages flexible, creative sculptural responses as informed by individual experience. Courses aim to use sculpture as a medium that encourages an open exchange of ideas, facilitates communications and nurtures discovery through play and research. Courses also introduce computer-aided design with a fabrication component to facilitate the conception and transformation of sculptural concepts from the cyber world to the real world.
Critiques and discussions are a major part of all studio courses. All students are encouraged to explore all areas of the school as sculpture is an inclusive practice.
Sculpture facilities include welding facilities with eight oxy-acetylene stations, four arc welders, one heliarc, three MIGs, one plasma arc cutter, a horizontal and a vertical band saw, drill press, a gas forge and a jump shear and finger break. The wood shop is fully equipped with lathes, band and table saws, a joiner, planer, sanders, air-powered chisels and grinders, and portable tools and equipment. The plaster studio provides supplies and materials to make plaster piece molds and rubber as well as work in direct plaster.
For more information about the Sculpture area, contact Fritz Buehner.
Course Offerings for Fall Semester 2013
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Down, Dirty and Dimensional (DDD) is a pre-requisite for other Sculpture courses, if you are a transfer student or have good material knowledge please get checked out by the shop tech.
Down Dirty and Dimensioal SCP 1083 01 (pre requisite)
Sculpture One Design SCP 1010 01
Carving SCP 1005 01
Guitar and Dulcimar Design SCP 1086 01
Sculptural Fiber SCP 1140 01
Digital Modelling 1 SCP 2018 01
Public Space in Private Time SCP 2022 01
2D or not 2D (print/sculpt) SCP 2006 01
Ephemoral Object SCP 2024 01
Object a Week SCP 2036 01
Intermediate Sculpture SCP 2050 01
The Sculptural Document SCP 2011 01
Relationship Object Environment SCP 3002 01
4 Sculptors SCP 3033
Grads able to take (limited enrollment)
Object a Week SCP 4036 01
DDD SCP 4083 01