Art Studio 204

ARTS 204: Sculpture I (3-D)

Credit Hours: (3) One hour lecture, demonstration or critique; three hours studio

Explores basic sculptural concepts and methods.

Note(s): ARTS 204 and/or ART 204 may be taken twice for a total of six hours credit.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

Three-dimensional artwork shares a history common with all of art but it also has methods, materials, terms, and qualities that are particular to itself. While Sculpture 204 is a studio course through which sculpture is primarily engaged by involving the student in the process of making, it also involves the student in thinking and expressing ideas about sculpture.

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Lectures, slide talks, movies, demonstrations, research and writing assignments, and viewing and discussing actual 3-D work will all be used to lead the student toward an appreciation and understanding of sculpture both past and present.

By completing assigned sculptures, students will become acquainted with a variety of materials, tools, planning approaches, working methods, and stylistic directions.

Critiques of work in progress and of finished work will help students become familiar with terms and concepts associated with sculpture and they will help students make and express critical judgments about sculpture.

As they relate to sculpture, the following topics and principles will be covered:

1. Three-dimensionality and the viewer
2. Elements and principles of design
3. Materials and craftsmanship
4. Intent of the artist
5. Content and meaning

Goals and Objectives of the Course

The student will make sculptures and demonstrate an understanding of three-dimensional art.

Assessment Measures

Grades will be based on the quality of the student's participation in the planning process of, the making of, and critique session on the assigned sculptures and on the degree to which the completed sculptures fulfill the criteria of the assignment and reflect the overall content of the course.

Other Course Information


Review and Approval

October 2, 2012

March 18, 2005 Reviewed by Steve Arbury, Chair