Spring 2012 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Booker, Paul
Discipline and Number
ARTS 2381 Section 501
R Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Introduction to Sculpture

Description of Course:

ARTS 2381: 3D Design Foundations This course provides a foundation for courses in sculpture and installation. Emphasis will be placed on working with the materials of sculpture. Concepts that are relevant to three-dimensional design, such as space, mass, and texture, will be presented in a context that relates to the history of sculpture as well as current issues in contemporary art and design.

This course is a design practical in understanding 3-D form; its vocabulary, the spacial interaction of visual forms along with object and material processing through concept development. 

We will work on several 3-D design projects which involve a ‘hands on’ investigative approach to various tools, materials, techniques and resources along with the documentation process. Projects will specifically deal with form morphing, organizational development through repetition and perspective construction. 

The class will also examine some of the relative historical trends experienced in both the Modern and Contemporary world of sculpture, architecture and 3-D design. We will discuss what motivating cultural forces have initiated such diverse and interesting form development. 

This course is structured to accommodate various levels of AP, ATEC and non AP students.

Required Texts:

No textbook is required, but there will be assigned selected reading handouts.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Performance will be evaluated through attendance, effort in objective, level of individual improvement, and creative application. Final grades will be assessed by a cumulative portfolio review and notebook at the end of the semester. Students will be expected to provide their own materials.

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