Sculpture III

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sculpture III

  • 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
    AR 3108 Fundamentals of 3D Forms – Sculpture II 

  • 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:
    Studio practice in sculpture. Advanced fabrication techniques. Construction techniques and concepts. Production of large-scale work. Development of artistic portfolios.

    RATIONALE: 
    Contemporary sculpture appears in increasingly diverse media and contexts. Sculpture using everyday life, the socio-economic and political landscape as an arena for “sculpting” society, by using science and new technologies are some current 3-dimensional strategies. An expanded look at sculpture allows students to think critically about the environments they live in and to be able to articulate their own responses. To sculpt today is to shape our perceptions of our bodies, ideologies, belief systems and the environment, and also to physically shape that relationship in relation to the way in which we both activate and utilize our immediate worlds.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Analyze the effect that both 3-D forms and environments have on a viewer/participant physiologically, psychologically, and functionally.
    2. Apply 3-dimensional concepts and physical prinicples.
    3. Examine the work of noted artists who have used sculpture.
    4. Formulate an artists’ statement.
    5. Compose an artists’ portfolio for advanced studies

    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.