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Sculpture 1: Starting out in 3D

Course Level: 1 (HE4) | HE Credits: 40 | Approx. Duration: 12 months at 8hrs/week

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This unit introduces you to three-dimensional art and helps develop your independence in working. It aims to develop your understanding of the techniques and skills of sculpture; introduce use of construction techniques involving a variety of media and tools; develop basic skills in drawing and the use of drawing to develop ideas; develop the ability to think in the round; and look at and learn from the work of other sculptors. You will also use drawing for accumulating and refining ideas, and are encouraged to follow up references in unit texts and keep a log of reflections on your work.

The unit includes work on construction reliefs, stacked construction, modelling in clay and plaster, casting and carving.

Aims

The course aims to:

  • A1 Introduce a range of techniques and skills of sculpture;
  • A2 introduce use of construction techniques involving a variety of media and tools;
  • A3 develop basic skills in drawing and the use of drawing to develop ideas;
  • A4 introduce the work of other sculptors
  • A5 develop the ability to reflect on your learning

Outcomes

On successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • LO1 Use a variety of media to investigate ideas and create solutions(A1)
  • LO2 Use appropriate constructional techniques for various subjects/compositions (A2)
  • LO3 Demonstrate the acquisition of basic skills in drawing and modelling and/or construction (A3)
  • LO4 Demonstrate use of research techniques in study of the history of sculpture and its relevance to your own work (A4)
  • LO5 Reflect on your own learning experience (A5)

Course content

  • Constructing relief sculpture
  • Constructing a head and figure
  • Modelling a head and figure
  • Casting in plaster
  • Wood carving
  • Stone carving.