Spring 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Metz, Greg
Discipline and Number
ARTS 3378 Section 001
M Time 1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Course Title
Figure Sculpture

Description of Course:

This course offers an introduction to understanding the complexity and beauty of the human form through traditional three-dimensional sculpting techniques. Exposure to the historic and contemporary variations of the figure in sculpture will serve as a background from which to launch investigations in interpreting form through perception, expression, concept and technique. Students will develop a visual aptitude that includes understanding structure, mass, movement, spatial dynamics, texture, and the aesthetic implications surrounding the human image. The emphasis will be to familiarize oneself with the materials and process, as well as general anatomical mechanics. The class will work from “life models”, reference source materials, and imagination using clay, plaster and wood. This tactile, hands-on experience will be the object of continuous discussion as we encode our endeavors with personal spirit and vision.

Prerequisite: ARTS 2381 or ARTS 2380 or instructor consent required.

Students wishing to repeat this course or who are already familiar with these processes may pursue independent strategies (with instructor’s approval) for course credit.

Required Texts:

Modeling the Figure in Clay by Bruno Lucchesi and Margit Malmstrom (Paperback - April 1, 1996)
Publisher: Watson-Guptill; New Ed edition (April 1, 1996)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0823030962
ISBN-13: 978-0823030965

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:


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