This course introduces students to conventions of modelling from life. While there is a strong fashion for casting directly from life, being able to capably model an observed world is still one of the primary activities of a sculptor. Like drawing it enables the sculptor to work in simple and immediate ways that rely on developing hand skills and astute observation. Students observe from life and will focus on proportions of the figure before considering strategies for abstraction and the implications of precision or distortion to carry meaning. Students are introduced to waste mould techniques and will keep visual and technical diaries. Studio theory aims to further develop critical and evaluative skills to interpret and understand artworks within a contemporary and historical context.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Utilise skills relevant to the discipline in response to sculpture projects.
- Explore material/s used in Workshop projects.
- Recognise relationships between concept and process in sculpture.
- Identify historical and theoretical contexts relevant to sculpture projects.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work, Visual Diaries [Los 1-4] 80%.
Documentation/Studio Theory, Critique [Los 2-4] 20%
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Workload4 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and 6 hours per week independent studio practice.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8352||21 Jul 2014||01 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|