2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Sculpture: Ideas, Materials, and Methods

Fall quarter

Faculty: Bob Woods sculpture

Fields of Study: visual arts

Fall: CRN (Credit) Level 10238 (8) So - Sr  

Credits: 8(F)

Class Standing: Sophomore - Senior

Offered During: Evening


From the earliest of human endeavor, the evolution of thought, expression, and handicraft has been preserved in the form of sculpture. Sculptors, both past and present, reflect their culture and influence those beyond them. Sculpture offers a way to meaningfully engage with and respond to the world.

This program presents historical and contemporary perspectives in sculpture and introduces students to core concepts and theories used in the creation of three dimensional art, sculpture, and design. Within this framework, students will practice a continuum of hands-on studio work with a variety of materials, processes, and compositional formats. We will work with traditional and contemporary mediums including paper, clay, wood, plaster, metal, video, performance, and installation. This experience will develop an understanding of the relationship between materials, process, form, and content. Students will learn to construct, analyze, and discuss three-dimensional forms and their relationship to space, other objects, and the context of viewing. The sculptural work of this program will be shaped and informed by observing our own visual culture, both past and present.

Maximum Enrollment: 20

Advertised Schedule: 5:30-9:30p Tue/Thu

Required Fees: $80 for art supplies

Preparatory for studies or careers in: sculpture, design, and the visual arts.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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