ART 231 Syllabus

Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                                               Date:  February 2014

 Curricula in Which Course is Taught:             Liberal Arts, any curriculum in which a fine arts/humanities course is required

 Course Number and Title:           ART 231, Sculpture I

Credit Hours:   3-4              Hours/Wk Lecture:    1-2               Hours/Wk Lab: 4                  Lec/Lab Comb:    5-6


      I.        Catalog Description: Introduces sculptural concepts and methods of production in traditional and contemporary media. Includes clay, plaster, wood, stone, metal, plastics and terra cotta. May include field trips.


    II.        Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: Fine arts/humanities elective


   III.         Required background:    ENF 2 as a prerequisite


  IV.        Course Content:

1.    Various assignments using different media:

2.    Paper- geometric shapes                                                      

3.    Clay - shell sculpture                                                               

4.    Oak-Tag - organic/inorganic shapes     

5.    Cardboard                     

6.    Foam board                                     

7.    Foam block -                                                         

8.    Creastone

9.    Found object                                                     

10. Wood                                                                 

11. Combination                                                                         

12. Sheetmetal forming /Shaping                                               

13. Stone carving                                                                        

14. Wood carving                                                                

15. Wax 

16. Lampshade sculpture                                                            

V.  Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the students

 will be able to:

VI.  Evaluation


Attendance, projects, criticism and a final


A.   draw to make shapes look 3-D.

B.   create three types of sculpture, as well as media used in various types.

C.   use various materials as a way to express ones ideas.

D.   possess hands on skills to increase one’s ability to make and evaluate sculptures.

E.   design sculptures to bring cultural influences in creating works of art.

F.    learn and use reflective criticism to examine works of art.



VII.    This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Cultural and Social Understanding