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ART 117 - Foundations of Metal Sculpture

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course will explore the theory of contemporary sculpture with metal. Emphasis will be on theory of sculpture and how the different methods of welding, fabricating and forming metal apply to the principles of design in sculpture. The required assignments will help develop an understanding of fabrication techniques, conceptual thinking as well as artistic insight. This class is flexible enough to accommodate the entry-level or the advanced artist.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Liberal Arts | Humanities
This course counts toward Schoolcraft’s General Education Requirements.
This course counts toward a Michigan Transfer Agreement General Education Requirement.

This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Document the intent for a metal sculpture.
  2. Document the elements of subject, concept and medium in a metal sculpture.
  3. Construct a metal sculpture using scavenged metal as a medium.
  4. Resolve problems inherent in surface preparation and installation of metal sculpture.
  5. Explain metal sculpture from a technical as well as an aesthetic perspective in an objective and conceptual way.
  6. Explain how the appropriate processes and tools support the creation of metal sculpture as an art form.
  7. Construct a metal sculpture that emulates another artist’s technique or concept.
  8. Discuss how artistic insight is characterized in metal sculpture.
  9. Summarize the boundaries of space, shape and form as part of the metal sculpture creation process.
  10. Summarize the process involved in making a metal sculpture.

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