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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTT 2580 - Sculpture 3

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: ARTT 2560  and ARTT 2570 

ARTT 2580 is for advanced sculpture making. Students gain a greater understanding of concepts and object making through advanced work in welding and the casting processes.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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Outcomes 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate competence in developing advanced concepts expressed through sculpture.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Select varied media and use various techniques to execute conceptual sculptures
  2. Create advanced sculptures using welding techniques.
  3. Create advanced sculptures using the casting process.
  4. Create advanced sculptures using the lost wax casting process.
  5. Create a large free standing sculpture.

Outcomes 2: Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to prepare a proposal and portfolio for a sculpture exhibition.

Objectives: The student will

  1. Document their sculpture using current standards.
  2. Write an artist’s statement.
  3. Write a proposal for a sculpture exhibition.

Outcomes 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate safe work habits and use proper shop etiquette in a studio environment.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Use appropriate safety standards.
  2. Use tools properly.
  3. Follow proper shop methodology.

• 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


  1. Class introduction, sculpture studio orientation, safety agreement, in class assignment, model etiquette
  2. Project #1 advanced welding
  3. Project #2 critical thinking paper
  4. Project #3 Bronze casting
  5. Project #4 Lost wax bronze casting
  6. Project #5 documentation of art work
  7. Project #6 writing an artist statement
  8. Project #7 writing a exhibition proposal
  9. Project #8 Aluminum welded sculpture
  10. Project #9 Cast Aluminum sculpture
  11. Additional sculpture
  12. Additional sculpture
  13. Final critique, last day of class

Primary Faculty
Mitchell, Todd
Secondary Faculty
Lambert, Julie
Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Pritchett, Marie

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

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