The area of sculpture embraces multiple interpretations of the medium, encouraging students to consider, time, space and site when creating. The philosophy of the sculpture area is very broad based. Students investigate materials, processes and contexts that best suit their mode of expression. At all levels of instruction emphasis is placed on efficacy of communication through three-dimensional form, utilizing the most appropriate methodology and material available. To facilitate this approach, the sculpture area introduces students to a breadth of materials and processes, and cultivates an understanding of contemporary developments in fine art through sustained research.
Beginning classes stress creative and technical processes while introducing formal language, materials, and referential communication. Intermediate classes elaborate on sculptural processes, materials, and ideas. Advanced courses encourage students to define a distinct topic, and to more fully articulate the relationship of their artistic practice to art history, theory, and contemporary culture.
Sculpture Facilities and Equipment
• Multiple MIG welders (large and small)
• Stationary and portable metal chop saws
• Plasma cutter
• Oxy-Acetylene set
• Bronze and aluminum casting facilities
• Plaster room
• Glass slumping kiln
• Compressed air system
• Woodworking equipment
• Outdoor work area