2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IFINE 2645 Mixed Media Figure Sculpture

The primary goal of this course is introduce students to a broad range of strategies and materials for figure sculpture. Figure-derived compositions will be constructed, often at life size, and sometimes as group projects. Some of the broader themes the class will take on include: life casting and additive processes, abjection and hybridization, wholeness and fragmentation, inside/outside the body and installation and theatrical tableaux. The class also will consider the types of interactions that occur with sculptures of the body. There will be 4-5 large-scale projects, which will be assigned as both in-class work and homework. Slide lectures, site visits and readings accompany each assignment.