Dec 03, 2020  
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021 
    
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021
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ARTT 2560 - Sculpture 1

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

Emphasis on basic techniques of modeling, casting, construction, and elementary carving. Abstract and figurative approaches.

Location: Center Campus

Contact Hours: 6
Billable Contact Hours: 6
OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a fundamental figurative sculpture.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Discuss the limits of clay.
  2. Produce a figure or portrait study in clay (sculpture).
  3. Explain the kiln firing process.
  4. Make a one- and/or two-piece plaster mold.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a fundamental welded steel sculpture.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Identify welding equipment.
  2. Produce a welded work (sculpture).

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a fundamental constructed wood sculpture.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Identify different types of wood.
  2. Identify tools used in wood sculpture.
  3. Produce a constructed wood (sculpture).

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a fundamental cast sculpture.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Make a wax positive.
  2. Explain the lost wax process.
  3. Explain the mold making process for casting in bronze.
  4. Produce a bronze (sculpture).
  5. Produce a variety of surfaces patinas.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a fundamental carved stone sculpture.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Identify different types of stone for carving.
  2. Identify the proper tools for stone carving.
  3. Produce a stone carving (sculpture).

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate fundamental knowledge of how to express thoughts and emotions in 3-dimensional form.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Discuss the importance of finish and presentation to the total process of making sculpture.
  2. Discuss the materials of sculpture throughout history.

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate safe work habits and use proper shop etiquette in a studio environment.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

Use appropriate safety standards.
Use tools properly.
Follow proper shop methodology.


COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES
(Bulleted outcomes apply to the course)

  1. The graduate can integrate the knowledge and technological skills necessary to be a successful learner.
  • 2. The graduate can demonstrate how to think competently.
  • 3. The graduate can demonstrate how to employ mathematical knowledge.
  • 4. The graduate can demonstrate how to communicate competently.
  1. The graduate is sensitive to issues relating to a diverse, global society.

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Session and Topic:

  1. Introduction to class, studio/safety orientation
  2. Project #1 Relief sculpture
  3. Project #2 Three-dimensional fundamentals
  4. Project #3 Wood constructed sculpture
  5. Tool demonstration
  6. Project #4 Figurative sculpture
  7. Basic anatomy
  8. Project #5 Welded steel sculpture
  9. Project #6 Lost Wax casting
  10. Critical thinking paper

Primary Faculty
Mitchell, Todd
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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