Sculpture

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ARTS291 Beginning Sculpture

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to the basic problems of three-dimensional work in various materials. Working with clay, the first projects are designed to move from “low relief” to working in the full round. Students learn through demonstration and constant individual instruction to cast their first clay works in plaster. Techniques for refining the casts are given. The various systems of building armatures and working by both additive and subtractive systems on free-standing pieces are clearly explained. Students are expected to draw from the great sculptural works of the past and present in and around Florence. Click here, to see the SACI Sculpture album on FlickR.

(See syllabi below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Fall 2016 - Section C (John Taylor)

Course Syllabus Spring 2016 (Dario Arcamone)

Course Syllabus Late Spring 2016

Course Syllabus Summer 2015 (John Taylor)

ARTS301 Intermediate Sculpture

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: Beginning Sculpture

 

 

 

This course is designed to develop a firm understanding of “plastic principles.” All students demonstrate their ability by making a sculpture in clay and plaster. Some students follow a sequence of planned exercises to sharpen their sensitivity to form and material. Others undertake work of a more independent nature. All learn to cast in plaster, as well as the techniques of making multiple-piece molds. Students are expected to bring a number of works to a finished state. Students go with the instructor on field trips to sites such as sculpture museums in Florence, the marble quarries at Carrara, and/or the studios and foundries at Pietrasanta. Click here, to see the SACI Sculpture album on FlickR.

(See syllabi below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Fall 2016 (John Taylor)

Course Syllabus Spring 2016 (John Taylor)

Course Syllabus Late Spring 2016

Course Syllabus Summer 2015 (John Taylor)

ARTS495 Advanced Sculpture

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: Intermediate Sculpture

During the first class session, students choose between term-long training in techniques applicable to either (1) clay, wood, and/or metal sculpting or (2) stone and/or marble carving. All students participate in group critiques and receive individual instruction and critiques from the instructor that help them learn classical and contemporary approaches, improve their sculptural skills, and develop their artistic vision. Students go with the instructor on field trips to sites such as sculpture museums in Florence, the marble quarries at Carrara, and/or the studios and foundries at Pietrasanta. Click here, to see the SACI Sculpture album on FlickR.

(See syllabi below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Fall 2016 (John Taylor)

Course Syllabus Spring 2016 (John Taylor)

Course Syllabus Late Spring 2016

Course Syllabus Summer 2015 (John Taylor)