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Materials & Methods of Sculpture

Sculpture students are introduced to materials and methods of working with three-dimensional forms, exploring the elements, principles and aesthetic concepts integral to three-dimensional design and to consider relationships between concept, process, materials, tools and technical skills. This course gives a historical overview of sculpture and covers various aspects of 3-dimensional works, such as the production of simple and complex forms, subtractive work, contextual considerations and found objects. Students are introduced to hand and power tools along with safe shop practices. Mediums and methods include plaster, clay, stone, metal, wood, casting techniques, wire forms and welding. Regular assessment promotes a solid theoretical and practical/technical understanding of the process of making sculptural forms. This course may be taken as an IB Visual Art. Please see the IB Visual Arts description.

Open to: Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors