ART 155: Sculpture 2

Class Program
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Meets Degree Requirements For
Humanities with Performance

Sculpture 2 follows Sculpture 1 as a further investigation of three-dimensional form in art, including advanced experience with subtractive, additive, modeling, and casting processes, along with theoretical and conceptual practices of object making. The creative process is developed through projects that emphasize creative expression and the sculptural work's presentation.

Grading Basis

Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics

The course will combine instructor lectures and student driven research. The instructor outlines and designs projects that provide skills and experiences working in a number of different materials. The student will also develop his/her own projects.


  1. Visual elements:
    • Functions of mass, volume and line in the sculptural object
    • Movement and emphasis
    • Style vs. Function in form
    • Figure-ground relationship (positive/negative space)
    • Surface Treatment (pattern, texture, color and finish)
    • Use of time
    • Architectural volume
    • Visual Display (free-standing form, form with base and wall-mounted form)
  2. Sculpture processes:
    • Subtractive
    • Additive
    • Modeling
    • Casting
  3. Project Development:
    • Research
    • Studies/Preparatory Work
    • Production
    • Refinement and Critical Analysis
  4. Site Specificity, Presentation, Exhibition