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Learn ceramics and sculpture at SPCC.Sculpture 1 - Spring 2013

ART281-2W1 - Introduction to Materials and Methods

SPCC will offer a Sculpture I class on Saturdays in the Spring 2013 semester. The class will last from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday beginning Jan. 12, with an hour break for lunch. The class will be taught be Dustin Robertson on the Old Charlotte Highway Campus in Monroe.

Topics will include casting, clay, mixed media and modeling.

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Additional Information

Art 281 (16 weeks)
This course has been approved to transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Material and hand tools may need to be purchased by the student. Projects will range in price depending on desired medium choosen.

This course provides an exploration of the creative and technical methods of sculpture with focus on the traditional processes. Emphasis is placed on developing basic skills as they pertain to three-dimensional expression in various media. Upon completion, students should be able to show competence in a variety of sculptural approaches.

Problem #1 Ceramic Modeling and Handbuilding techniques (First 4 weeks)
This problem with introduce techniques in hand building such as Pinch - Coil Building - Slab - and Slump Molding of lay medium. The clay bodies used will be those which are Low-Fire to Mid-Range. Techniques and Medium will encourage both functional and non functional forms. Problem will also introduce surface manipulation, body forming techniques, electric and fuel burning kiln firing processes, and post-fire surface preparation and decorating.

Problem #2 Concrete Molding and Forming (Second Four Weeks)
This problem will introduce additive and subtractive techniques in tradition and contemporary concrete forming. Learners will address mold making methods as well as understand the techniques and materials needed for free-form concrete castings.

Problem #3 Mixed Media (Third Four Week)
This problem will address sculptural conversations with a variety of media and materials within the three-dimensional language. Learners will explore the expressive qualities of traditional and non traditional mediums. Each learner will develop, create, and present complete works of art which embrace and communicate interpersonal meaning and conversations.

Problem #4 Casting (Forth Four Weeks)
This problem will address the historical and contemporary techniques of casting. Materials may include, clay, plaster, concrete, glass, resins, and others. Each learner will form a positive to construct a mold from. Through understanding and demonstrating knowledge of techniques of casting, learners will produce works of art for one-of or multiple productions.