Fundamentals of 3D Forms - Sculpture II

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fundamentals of 3D Forms - Sculpture II

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Art, Studio Art, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    AR 1007 Fundamentals of 3D Forms – Sculpture I 

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Investigation of sculptural concepts and contemporary solutions to 3-dimensional space. Role and function of sculpture in a changing global society. Projects that consider dynamic physical systems, such as kinetic, social, and environmental sculpture.

    RATIONALE: 
    Contemporary sculpture appears in increasingly diverse media and contexts. Sculpture using found objects, installations, environmental art, conceptual art, “sculpting” society, and sculpture using science and new technologies are some current 3-dimensional strategies.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Analyze the effect that sculptural systems and environments have on a viewer/participant physiologically, psychologically, and functionally.
    2. Outline and apply 3-dimensional concepts and physical prinicples.
    3. Identify and analyze the work of noted artists who have used sculpture.
    4. Formulate a language for the critical examination of contemporary sculpture.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Classes consist of lectures, demonstrations, and problem solving sessions, class critiques and discussions.
    - Studios: students are encouraged to use studio facilities for the completion and installation of their works.
    - Media labs: students use media labs for the completion of projects and portfolios
    - Gallery and Museum visits
    - Office hours: students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions and go over lecture and reading material.
    - Blackboard site, where instructors post lecture notes, assignment instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.