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College Catalog 2021-2022
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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.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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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 (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

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
Lambert, Julie
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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