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Fall Semester 2013
  • SCULP-450G

    ADVANCED CRITICAL ISSUES

    Credits: 3.00

    This seminar addresses contemporary issues in the expanded field of sculpture. Through readings, lectures, and class discussions, we will examine discursive approaches to making, writing and thinking about sculptural practice, specifically attending to its historic, aesthetic, ethical, and curatorial contexts. Student generated research drawn from studio practice will also inform the dialogue.
    Major requirement, Sculpture majors only
    Registration by Sculpture department, course not available via web registration
  • SCULP-455G

    ADVANCED CRITICAL ISSUES II

    Credits: 3.00

    Interrogating Space: spaces imagined, spaces created, spaces walked upon. Inspired by Henri Lefebvre's concept of space as both "knowledge and action," this seminar considers space as theoretical concept and artistic material. Trespassing across a range of philosophical and critical texts, we consider space as a social and historical force, conceptual terrain, and as medium for artist interventions. Each class will focus on a specific theoretical project (Marxism) psychoanalysis, phenomenology, feminism, post-structuralism, postcolonial theory, visual culture, as examples) in conversation with artists' projects to interrogate how spaces are thought, produced and lived.
    Writings include: Walter Benjamin, Peter Sloterdijk, Henri Lefebvre, Paul Virilio, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Michel Foucault, elizabeth Grosz, Sigmund Freud, Anthony Vidler, Michel de Certeau, Anne Wagner, Beatrice Colomina, Dan Graham, Liam Gillick, Edouard Glissant, Ralph Lemon, Okwui enwezor, Gayatri chakravorty spivak, Michael Warner.
    Graduate major elective; Sculpture majors only
  • SCULP-4780

    CASTING:TRANSFORM & CONSTRUCT

    Credits: 3.00

    This introductory course will provide students with the opportunity to explore casting methodologies in sculpture making. There will be an emphasis on discovering and exploring the broad variety of materials and processes in sculpture today.
    There will be short, improvisational projects and approaches, including: transformation of found objects, hybridity, upcycling everyday materials, object as catalyst, site specificity, etc. with the goal of deep engagement with process and prolific object making.
    We will look at contemporary sculpture and design, through a variety of media, for historical reference and inspiration, including occasional readings.
    Technical instruction/review will include various casting processes, as well as low-tech means of construction. Casting methods/materials, mechanical fasteners (screws, grommets, rivets, bolts, hinges) and a wide selection of adhesives will be explored and tested. We will be using hand tools and small power tools, and conventional as well as unorthodox mediums.
    Previous experience with casting and the use of power tools is not necessary, but may be beneficial, as this course will augment more in-depth technical instruction.
  • SCULP-4604

    CONDITIONAL DYNAMICS

    Credits: 3.00

    We will create a unique learning environment where a classroom space is dedicated solely to the making and the display of the course work for the duration of the semester. This approach will encourage the participants to generate work that cannot be "carted in and carted out for a critique". The opportunity creates a unique format for interacting and making work within RISD's academic and facility structure. The explorations in this course are based on the fact that absolutely everything is a material and that everything can be manipulated using conditional approaches, responses and skills.
    We will start with fundamental skills that use; contextual influences, site specific analysis and behavioral observations. The emphasis will always be on making. You must be willing to adapt the way you work and collaborate with one another during the development and fabrication of every exploration. There will be occasions when you are used as material to be worked with.
    After a series of investigations and assignments, studio participants will generate work that is connected to their own interests. Together we will also create an environment within the room that supports the optimum display for all of the individual works. Everyone will be required to document their individual process and contribute to a final class compilation. This course supports the exploration and engagement of interdisciplinary and experiential learning.
    Major Elective, Junior and Above
    Open to non-majors by permission of deparmtent
    Course not available via web registration
  • SCULP-471G

    GRADUATE STUDIO I

    Credits: 9.00

    Students pursue individual work under advisement of resident faculty, visiting artists and critics during the semester. Individual objectives are clarified and professional practices are discussed. Group interaction and discussions are expected.
    Graduate major requirement, Sculpture majors only
    Registration by Sculpture department, course not available via web registration
  • SCULP-473G

    GRADUATE STUDIO III

    Credits: 6.00

    Students pursue individual work under advisement of resident faculty, visiting artists and critics during the semester. Individual objectives are clarified and professional practices are discussed. Group interaction and discussions are expected.
    Graduate major requirement, Sculpture majors only
    Registration by Sculpture department, course not available via web registration
  • SCULP-4721

    JUNIOR SCULPTURE: STUDIO I

    Credits: 6.00

    This course helps students develop a clear direction for their sculpture. Readings, discussions and slide presentations on contemporary art and culture supplement the studio work and critiques. Students are expected to research and present a talk on a subject of their choice.
    Major requirement; Sculpture majors only
    Registration by Sculpture department, course not available via web registration
  • SCULP-4691

    METAL FABRICATION STUDIO

    Credits: 3.00

    We will explore metal by cutting, machining, bending, warping,welding, stitching, binding, and altering the materials to pushand expand students skills and understanding of metal as material for sculpture. We will discuss, experiment and challenge the notion of metal as traditional industrial workhorse, or as coveted art object and embrace or reject these ideas as we create with this medium. Students will be encouraged to pursue other nontraditional uses of metal, through scavenging, collecting, transforming metal from various states into new surfaces and forms. With safety and ingenuity we will put into practice work of the hand and machine, use computer driven techniques in tandem with the deliberate and accidental to experiment with pattern, surface, line, form and color.
    This class is for junior sculpture majors and other students with permission of the instructor. Elective, Sculpture majors must choose this class or SCULP 4692 during junior year. Registration by Sculpture department, course not available via web registrationRegistration by Sculpture department, course not available via web registration
  • SCULP-4605

    SCULPTURAL VIDEO

    Credits: 3.00

    Our eyes are nearly always drawn towards something moving over something inert. What innovative strategies can be employed to incorporate both video and sculpture in a single work, without one medium dominating the other? How can an artist resolve the fundamental differences between two-dimensional moving images and three-dimensional objects or space? This intensive studio elective will explore methods and issues of assimilating video, sound, performance, objects, and space through studying and constructing multimedia sculpture and installations. Throughout the semester we will be presented with assignments that examine these different possibilities from multiple perspectives, including studio projects that deploy video in a sculptural context, and sculpture that is only activated through a video work. We will study the recent history of artists and designers who engage multimedia techniques and experiment with new formats and technologies. Students will learn the basics of digital video editing, audio production, audio/video display technology, and installation techniques. Students in the course should have an understanding of sculptural materials and fabrication techniques, and should be ready to experiment with the fundamental structure of the presentation of media.
    Estimated cost of materials: $150.00
  • SCULP-4717

    SENIOR SCULPTURE: STUDIO I

    Credits: 6.00

    This studio builds upon the work accomplished in the Junior studio. Students are expected to clarify their objectives, fine tune their technical abilities and develop a strong working attitude. Starting with some assigned projects and working toward independence and individual problem-seeking and solving. A high level of dialog and work is expected at this juncture. Throughout the fall, students will practice engaging their source research into their studio practice. Presentation of work in group and individual critiques will continue as an integral part of the curriculum, with an emphasis on contemporary art and criticism.
    Major requirement; Sculpture majors only
    Registration by Sculpture department, course not available via web registration.
  • SCULP-4745

    SOPHOMORE SCULPTURE: STUDIO I

    Credits: 6.00

    This beginning sculpture studio encounter is organized to train students to workshop their ideas and concepts with the basic materials and processes of the sculpture studio. In this department we teach visual vocabulary on the basic principle of, "Thinking while making and making while thinking."
    The assignments in the Fall Sophomore studio parallels the exercises in technical skills taught in WOOD AND METAL SHOP PRACTICE I.
    Students will begin working in sculpture specific metal fabrication methods. Students may expect to gain proficiency in gas, TIG and MIG welding techniques, along with hot and cold forming methods.
    The second half of the fall semester is focused on sculpture specific wood fabrication methods. Students will acquire skills in methods of cutting and joining alongside methods of forming and lamination.
    Fees: Students are required to purchase a substantial selection of tools.
    Major requirement, Sculpture majors only
    Registration by Sculpture department, course not available via web registration
  • SCULP-4706

    WOOD&METAL SHOP PRACTICE I

    Credits: 3.00

    The purpose of this course is to provide new Sculpture students with safety orientation for their future use of the wood and metal facilities in the Sculpture department. The shop technician instructs students in the safe operation of the stationary machines in the Wood Studio, including the band saw, table saw, sanders, planer, and jointer. In the Metal Studio, the welding equipment, stationary tools, and processes covered include: gas welding; electric welding processes, such as TIG, MIG, and electrode; plasma cutting; grinding tools; horizontal and vertical band saws; benders; and rollers. This course is required for all entering undergraduate Sculpture students - and highly recommended for entering graduate students. Passing this course is required in order to qualify for Shop Monitor Work Study jobs.
    Major requirement, Sculpture majors only
    Registration by Sculpture department, course not available via web registration
Wintersession 2014
  • IDISC-2124

    "THE MAGIC BOX: A COLLABORATION IN THEATRICAL TRANSFORMATION

    Credits: 3.00

    This multi-disciplinary studio will partner with the Providence Ballet Theater (PBT) (providenceballet.org) to develop sets and costumes for the premier production of the "The Magic Box," by PBT Artistic Director Eva Marie Pacheco and Rhode Island composer, Roger Seitz.
    This course provides RISD students a rare opportunity to work in collaboration with a highly experienced community ballet company as they imagine, block, and refine this original production. The studio will begin by familiarizing the students with precedent studies in ballet theater, physical workshops to introduce the theatrical connection between body and space, as well as the fundamental principles of stagecraft.
    While the specific creative product of the studio will be determined through collaboration with the ballet, initial discussions imagine a non-figural, sculptural assemblage, an inanimate performing presence that, through the course of the piece and its interaction with the movements of the dancers, is transformed, in expressive sync with a narrative libretto.
    Location is at the John Street Studio, 50 John Street.
    Open to all majors, Undergrad and Graduate students.
    Permission of instructor required.

  • SCULP-3212

    INTRODUCTION TO THE COMPLEXITIES OF MOLD MAKING AND CASTING

    Credits: 3.00

    Mold making and casting is one of the oldest methods of artistic production known to man. For thousands of years artists and artisans have been utilizing these methods to create and reproduce both functional and aesthetic objects in multiples as well as translating objects from one medium to another in both fragile and durable materials. Through discourse, research and technical lessons, this is a crash course on the myriad of methods and applications of mold making and casting. We will cover basic one part molds, vacuum forming, modeling in wax, clay and plasticine, two part rubber molds and body casting. With an emphasis in experimentation and technique, students will learn the importance of these processes by integrating them into their own studio practice.
    Estimated Cost of Materials: $150.00
    Open to Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • SCULP-4606

    IRON IN WINTER

    Credits: 3.00

    Iron, as a material for sculpture, has a unique visual quality and history separate from Bronze and other traditional art metals. As one of the oldest and most common elements in the universe, it makes up the core of our planet and it runs through our veins. Artists respond to the transformation of Iron from elemental Earth to a liquid state fueled by fire; emerging as a new solid form, with an organic life that changes over time as it begins the slow return to its origin. We embrace the mechanical and architectural heritage of this material and its role in the Industrial Revolution; we marvel at its structure and strength, or its crystalline surface and depth, while adopting its history or reinventing its meaning within our own work.

    In this course we will explore form, material and process as we use cast Iron as a material for sculpture. We will delve into the physics of the furnace, and the technical aspects of casting Iron using RISD's first homemade blast furnace. Students will receive hands on experience in this vigorous and physical process of preparing and running an Iron Cupola, reclaiming and smashing up radiators and bathtubs to give them new life as sculpture. The course will culminate in an Iron Pour of work created in class, then return to the studio to complete the projects.

    This course requires prior experience with casting and will also involve hands on physical activity in the preparation for the pour.
    Open to Sophomore and Above.
  • SCULP-4607

    LIQUID HORIZON

    Credits: 3.00

    Liquid horizons: land touches sky casting a boundary against which we measure our location in the world. To think, to write, to construct within such a nebulous surround invites a precarious approach to process and to concept untethering syntax (materially, linguistically, theoretically) from its rational grounds. We consider these vertiginous terrains as integrative spirals trespassing across sculpture and writing, memory and history, as so many encounters with landscape. Landscape becomes our poetic and literal ground figuring a slow violence that we cannot witness but only read through our experience of the remains.
    What are the implied differences between the terms horizon and void? Void speaks to a vacuum; horizon is a void with a starting line. Both may be wind-swept-cold, yet the horizon can also bring promise of new beginnings or a return to familiarity. The horizon can be seen as the penumbra of the pendulum's swing, potential-wise-it is a line of demarcation that is personal, known, the patient-zero of experience. It possesses actual and imagined (though no less real) superpowers to enlighten and depress. And you spend your whole life walking towards it, strangely. This is the art-making and writing process-sometimes plodding into the wind and sometimes blown off a goddamn cliff. Draw a line in the sand, cross it or blur it or fill the trough you made back up grain by grain. The artist, when lucky and/or determined, can impose a horizon on the void, grind it and ground it. And it can be dusty, thirsty work, but worthwhile as well. Liquid Horizon is a Studio/Seminar/Artist's Project that asks what pressures sculpture places on writing and writing on sculpture and how duress shifts the rational logics of representation (of text and of object). We will research, write, sculpt, make molds, imagine outer space as our backyard, and bring an alternating macro-/micro- viewpoint to bear on the night sky. Students will leave the project with both increased materials knowledge/sculpture-fabrication experience; and greater insight as to where they might want their own next horizon to be found.
    Open to Sophomore and Above.
    Estimated cost of materials $100.00.
  • SCULP-4738

    METAL STUDIO

    Credits:

    This course will introduce students to the fundamental tools and skills of the metal shop to build several small scale projects. We will cover a variety of basic techniques to make and destroy sculpture such as: MIG welding, plasma and gas cutting, hot and cold working, jig building and basic fastening methods. Skills are best learned when they are applied to a project so we will develop these in the course of three assignments, culminating in a public art themed project. During this final project, we will address larger questions of the place of contemporary sculpture in the public sphere.
    Estimated Cost of Material: $150.00
    Open to Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • SCULP-4798

    SENIOR SCULP DEGREE PROJECT

    Credits: 9.00

    Students are expected to continue the independent work developed in the fall senior studio. Over the course of the degree project semester students will present their work in the context of Duet shows". These "Duets" will be accompanied by a short video-taped interview between the partners based upon vetted questions germane to each others work. Seniors are expected to produce a significant group of work commensurate with the departments senior degree level criteria.
    Prerequisite: Senior Sculpture major in Good Academic Standing
    Major requirement; Sculpture majors only
    Registration by Sculpture department, course not available via web registration
  • IDISC-2126

    THE SHAPE OF FLIGHT

    Credits: 3.00

    In 1903 for 12 seconds actual mechanical flight was achieved meeting the challenge that began over 2300 years ago when flight was first discovered and yearned for. In a distance of 120 feet, our perception of distance, speed, time, and relationship with the atmosphere had changed forever and a deeper conversation with resistance and gravity had begun.
    This wintersession design laboratory will not only investigate the past, present, and future of flight, but predominantly focus on understanding the ever evolving human experience with air travel. We will also examine and then visualize our altered sensations and perceptions of time and space though modern air travel. Using actual flying and flight simulators as a research tool, students will explore in real time the varied spatial and temporal experiences that exist with flying. Students will be partnered with engineers, aeronautical designers, and pilots to gain a deeper understanding of how flight is made, designed, and achieved.
    The wintersession will be the first leg of an seminar/studio journey. An inter-disciplinary spring studio will formalize the findings of the wintersession seminar into actual built constructs. Students from all departments are encouraged to participate and will be grouped to collaborate using their own modes of design investigation to communicate their research. The wintersession enrollment is open to up to 12 students and the spring studio will be limited to 12 students from all departmental disciplines. Student participation in course is subject to faculty interview. Though not mandatory, preference will be given to students expressing an interest in the related Spring IDISC Studio, "The Place of Flight": A multi-disciplinary studio investigating new scenarios for the future of airborne experience", the final objectives of which will be defined by participants in the WS seminar.
    Open to all Majors, Junior and Above.
    Permission of instructor required.
  • SCULP-3213

    WOOD: NOT YOUR AVERAGE BIRDHOUSE, BOARDWALK IN THE CITY

    Credits: 3.00

    Using woodworking , we will explore modular building to customize specific public locations. Introduction to the wood-shop and machine techniques will provide a skill-set to create objects and site interventions. Simple building techniques such as ripping, jointing, planing, cutting, sanding, and assembly, along with well considered concepts will transform transient public spaces into places of engagement. The versatility of wood lends itself well to a variety of uses, including object, sculpture, and construction, all of which will be accessible in this course.
    Estimated Cost of Material: $150.00
    Open to Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Spring Semester 2014
  • SCULP-451G

    ADVANCED CRITICAL ISSUES SEMINAR II

    Credits: 3.00

    This seminar introduces a discursive theoretical framework for thinking and writing about contemporary sculptural practice. Working from a specific theme, we will develop a conceptual grammar to extend to our studio practice that is both critical and material. Trespassing across sculpture, performance, cinema, fiction, critical theory and back again, we will address writings by Giorgio Agamben, Walter Benjamin, Judith Butler, Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Lauren Berlant (as examples) in conversation with contemporary artists writings and projects. Approaching issues in contemporary sculpture from these discursive perspectives opens up a series of generative strategies for thinking about sculptural, critical, and writing practices.
    Major requirement, Sculpture majors only
    Registration by Sculpture department, course not available via web registration
  • SCULP-4608

    BUILDING A PERSONAL 3D PRINTER WORKSHOP

    Credits: 3.00

    3D model printing is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital model by using an additive process (FDM) in which an object is created by laying down successive layers of material. It is considered distinct from traditional machining techniques (subtractive processes), which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting and drilling.
    The construction of the 3D printer requires plastic parts, motors, electronics, and metal support rods. This class will teach students the required skills to construct their own 3D printer, and by the end of the semester have a completed and working 3D printer. During the construction process students will learn the necessary computer programs and coding language to run and program the machine. They will be introduced to software used to create virtual models and sculpture that can then be printed, resulting in a tangible object that they can physically hold.
    Sculptor majors only, non-majors with permission of Dept.
  • SCULP-4692

    CASTING STUDIO

    Credits: 3.00

    This course is designed to build upon the fundamental principles of mold making and casting while exploring more complex concepts, materials, and techniques. The transformative process of casting can embody the signs of growth or decay, of evolution and metamorphosis. From cellular multiplicity to large scale sculptures, casting skills enable the artist to control the sensation of the finished work through a spectrum of materials and processes.
    Through demonstrations then hands-on exploration, students will pursue individual projects that reflect upon themes in sculpture that utilize casting for its unique versatility. Students will have extensive exposure to a variety of traditional and nontraditional materials. Processes will include multi-part shell molds, gypsum and composite materials for shell construction, urethane and silicone rubber, castable plastics, cold cast metals, and material specific release agents. We will review the possible health hazards associated with casting, and learn safe working methods, as well as have in-class discussions about concept and craft, various fabrication and finishing methods, and uses for molds in the making sculpture.
    This class is for junior sculpture majors and other students with permission of the instructor. Elective, Sculpture majors must choose this class or SCULP 4691 during junior year.
    Registration by Sculpture department, course not available via web registration
  • SCULP-474G

    GRADUATE SCULPTURE THESIS PROJECT

    Credits: 9.00

    Students present a body of work supported by a written thesis to a thesis committee for evaluation.
    Major requirement; Sculpture majors only
    Registration by Sculpture department, course not available via web registration
  • SCULP-472G

    GRADUATE STUDIO II

    Credits: 6.00

    Students pursue individual work under advisement of resident faculty, visiting artists and critics during the semester. Individual objectives are clarified and professional practices are discussed. Group interaction and discussions expected.
    Graduate major requirement, Sculpture majors only
    Registration by Sculpture department, course not available via web registration
  • SCULP-4739

    JUNIOR SCULPTURE STUDIO II

    Credits: 6.00

    This course concentrates on the development of the student's individual sensibilities without the structure of specific assignments. The focus is on helping students develop a sustainable studio practice and locate their voice within it. Emphasis is placed on independent investigations and creative problem solving. Readings, discussions and slide presentations on contemporary art and culture or other relevant topics supplement the studio work and critiques.
    Major requirement, Sculpture majors only
    Registration by Sculpture department, course not available via web registration
  • SCULP-2300

    SCULPTURAL FABRIC STRUCTURES

    Credits: 3.00

    This class is a hands-on studio elective that explores the potential of fabric as a sculpture material. We will spend the semester looking at useful examples of how fabrics have been utilized in a broad range of engineered solutions. Fabrics can be flexible, transparent, impermeable, delicate, rigid, lightweight, and stronger than steel. How has fabric been used to represent other materials in art? We will explore how fabric is being used in architecture, advertising, fashion, and design. We will consider the diverse functionality of all kinds of fabric and plastic materials and explore how these materials are engineered for specific purposes. We will study inflatable fabric structures as they have been engineered for art, architecture, advertising and functional objects. Students will build their own projects after learning the basics of patternmaking, assembly, and surface manipulation.
    Class will be held at a Brown University location, John Street Studios, per special arrangement.
  • SCULP-4798

    SENIOR SCULP DEGREE PROJECT

    Credits: 9.00

    Students are expected to continue the independent work developed in the fall senior studio. Over the course of the degree project semester students will present their work in the context of Duet shows". These "Duets" will be accompanied by a short video-taped interview between the partners based upon vetted questions germane to each others work. Seniors are expected to produce a significant group of work commensurate with the departments senior degree level criteria.
    Prerequisite: Senior Sculpture major in Good Academic Standing
    Major requirement; Sculpture majors only
    Registration by Sculpture department, course not available via web registration
  • SCULP-4746

    SOPHOMORE SCULPTURE STUDIO II

    Credits: 6.00

    The Spring semester of Sophomore Sculpture Studio is organized to continue training students to workshop their ideas and concepts while learning basic materials and processes of the sculpture studio. In this department we teach visual vocabulary on the basic principle of, "Thinking while making and making while thinking."
    The assignment projects in the Spring studio parallels the exercises in technical skills taught in WOOD AND METAL SHOP PRACTICE II.
    Advancing from basic fabrication methods learned in the previous semester, students will progress into workshops in modeling, molding and casting. Students will learn the basic language of form through the lens of basic mold-making methods working in wax, plaster and clay advancing to contemporary silicones and plastics. This workshop will culminate with lost wax ceramic shell casting in our foundry.
    Major requirement; Sculpture majors only
    Registration by Sculpture department, course not available via web registration
  • SCULP-4716

    SURVEYING 20TH CENTURY SCULPTURE

    Credits: 3.00

    This course surveys the major movements in sculpture of the 20th century.
    Major requirement; Sculpture majors only
    Also offered for nonmajors as LAEL LE83 for Liberal Arts elective credit
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  • LAEL-LE83

    SURVEYING 20th CENTURY SCULPTURE

    Credits: 3.00

    This course surveys the major movements in sculpture of the 20th century.
    Liberal Arts elective credit; Sculpture majors only
    Also offered as SCULP 4716. Register in the course for which credit is desired.
  • SCULP-4690

    UNINHABITABLE PLACES

    Credits: 3.00

    Most people accept and believe in many things that exhibit this phenomena because, there are many daily experiences we have with our lives that does not include our physical presence. We often respond and remember these uninhabitable experiences as though we had physically been there. Some existing formats include television programs, theater performances, movies, the internet, historic recreations, store windows, miniaturization, dioramas, postcards, fantasy, cartoons etc.
    Artists and designers have benefitted from actively participating and manipulating where to locate the viewer as a part of the work they are making, keeping them at bay...from architects to cake bakers. (and it works) What happens when you address these issues directly and create works that are based on our acceptance of a physically limited engagement as being reality? Class participants will be encouraged to exploit this phenomena through class assignments, and their own interests and visual pursuits.
    Elective
  • SCULP-4707

    WOOD&METAL SHOP PRACTICE II

    Credits: 3.00

    This is a continuation of Wood and Metal Shop Practice distinct from SCULP-4706, which covered welding, metal fabrication and woodworking techniques. The second semester will emphasize lost wax casting, including wax fabrication, two-piece plaster molds, alginate moldmaking, gating and spruing, investing, ceramic shell building, chasing tool making, melting and pouring metals (aluminum and bronze), divesting metal finishing, tig welding, and patina. Casting techniques also covered: concrete casting and moldmaking using plywood forms.
    Major Elective, Sculpture majors only
  • LAEL-LE59

    WRITING: APPROACHES TO A CRITICAL PROCESS

    Credits: 3.00

    This is a writing-intensive seminar for seniors. Beginning with the premise that writing is a way to think creatively and critically about our work and studio process, we will experiment with multiple strategies to open up new ways of communicating about our work and to situate it in relation to other artwork and critical debates. Structured as a series of workshops, the class will include individual and collaborative writing exercises and critiques, readings and discussions of artists' writings and theoretical texts. Engaging both imaginative and technical approaches to finding our own writing voice.
    Course Level: Senior
Sculpture Foreground 2
 R.C. Saylor, PART 3: another studio of another studio or, another studio with another studio installation