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ART 280 Sculpture • 5 Cr.

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Description:

Covers techniques of popular contemporary three-dimensional media, and applies these to individual expressions in three-dimensions. Includes guidance in composition as appropriate to individual expressive needs. Materials include metal (including metal casting), wood, plastics, stone and plaster.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Apply the design process to manipulate fundamental elements of mass, space, time and light in order to express ideas as 3- dimensional forms that express an aesthetic and/or cultural value.
  • Execute traditional carving techniques, both subtractive (stone, wood, etc.) and additive (clay), as well as metal casting techniques such as lost wax bronze casting and aluminum casting.
  • Analyze both orally and in writing their own works of sculptural art in terms of meaning, success with conveying the intended message or meaning and appropriateness for use within a given context, and quality of production and craft.
  • Demonstrate their understanding of techniques and tools used to create 3-dimensional works of aesthetic value.
  • As Audience, Students will be able to:
    • Identify mechanical elements of artistic media as well as basic elements of style (form, color, texture, composition, etc.) in contemporary sculpture.
    • Identify features of sculpture from various cultural periods and genres in a variety of contexts.
    • Analyze and understand works of sculptural art in terms of quality, meaning and use within their context.
    • Employ a vocabulary relative to 3-dimensional design to express the worth or value of work of a sculpture and to analyze and explain their own works and the works of others both orally (critiques) and in writing.
    • Explore and understand contemporary issues in sculpture pertaining to environmental or earth works, installation art and modern perceptions of sculpture, demonstrated orally and in writing.
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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000