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
6. Foam board
7. Foam block -
9. Found object
12. Sheetmetal forming /Shaping
13. Stone carving
14. Wood carving
16. Lampshade sculpture
V. Learner Outcomes
Upon completion of the course the students
will be able to:
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