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ART 217 - Advanced Metal Sculpture

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 2
Lab Contact Hours: 3
Description: This studio course is designed for the advanced artist. Emphasis will be on the different methods of welding, fabricating, and forming of metal and how these methods are applied to the principles of design in sculpture. Students will have the opportunity to investigate alternative metal fabrication techniques and processes for sculpture.

Prerequisites: ART 117  
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Applied Liberal Arts | Humanities
This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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Course Competencies
  1. Design a metal sculpture using a sketchbook, models and/or prototyping.
  2. Explain drawings of a metal sculpture to get approval before fabrication begins.
  3. Apply appropriate welding processes for fabrication of a metal sculpture.
  4. Evaluate different metals for the metal sculpture creation process.
  5. Operate fabrication equipment required for fabrication of metal sculpture.
  6. Evaluate the boundaries of space, shape and form as part of the metal sculpture creation process.
  7. Create a metal sculpture that evokes an emotion.
  8. Create a metal sculpture that uses positive and negative space.
  9. Predict problems inherent in surface preparation and installation of metal sculpture.
  10. Produce a body of metal sculpture work that is cohesive in subject, concept and medium.
  11. Write an artist’s statement that explains the subject, concept and medium of metal sculpture.
  12. Evaluate metal sculpture from a technical as well as an aesthetic perspective in an objective and conceptual way.

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