Since we experience the world three-dimensionally,
learning to think and make 3D objects is a fascinating challenge – one that
takes focus, technical skill and individual creativity. In Sculpture you’ll
work with every material imaginable – including metal, wood, plastics, computer
chips and more – to develop a true understanding of historical and contemporary
With the hands-on training you’ll get through our
intensive curriculum, you’ll gain the technical command needed to express your
ideas with confidence. Workshops, seminars, and visiting artists and critics
offer exposure to a wide range of approaches, philosophies and outcomes. The
exchange of ideas with your peers in the studio also provides important context
and inspiration. In addition to the strong arts community in Providence, RISD’s
convenient location between Boston and New York gives you ready access to
what’s going on in these larger cultural hot spots.
At each stage of the program, professors will guide and
challenge you to push beyond obvious solutions, to think independently and
critically, and to grow as an artist.