Our world is integrally involved in shaping the space around us. How we interact with this space, how we organize that space and how and what we create within such a space are all critical issues that can become an artful exploration once we are aware of the aesthetics involved. From a cell phone to a marble sculpture, from an earthwork to a grocery store check out stand, our sense of design is governed by understanding and then manipulating the elements of form within a given space.
This course is designed to explore these elements (space, line, texture, shape, light, color and
time) through a series of \u2018hands on exercises\u2019. These exercises will address material character and
limitations, construction of form and techniques, and spatial ordering. We will also reference
historic sculptural design use and meaning, while encountering the conceptual ideas and
directions of the contemporary, 3-D art world.
Sketchbook 6 x 8\u201d or 8 \u00bd x 11\u201d
Exacto knife w/ extra blades
Metal Ruler 18\u201d
Small cutting pad (approximately 12\u201d x 16\u201d)
2 sheets of colored posterboard
Small Hot Glue Gun w/ glue sticks
Extension cord (approximately 15 ft.)
(***more supplies will be required for specific assignments as the semester progresses.)
Class policies and procedures: Grading, expectations
Overall Goals and objectives of the class
Lecture: Introduction to the object/create vocabulary list definitions
Demo: the role of the object, a classroom discussion/investigation
Review: Role of the object.
Tool use demo/ rules of sculpture room
Introduction of Project: Introduction to deconstructed object.
Project Due: Nov. 29
Class Work: Begin planning your forced perspective box exterior shape.
Grading visual materials in the arts can often appear to be subjective, mysterious and down right
confusing. I am employing a system that has some gray area but that will hopefully give you a clear idea of
where you stand grade-wise. This assessment may not always be a failsafe representation of what you
know or what you have accomplished, though it will give you an idea of what is expected of you.
Aside from all these categories, I do take into account various learning styles and talents.
Improvement weights more heavily on your grade at the end of the semester than at the first, with a lesser
emphasis on talent and ability. Those with talent, ability and experience will be expected to rise to the
challenge through effort and the unique application of concept.
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