• Offered by School of Art
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Visual Arts
  • Areas of interest Visual Arts
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Jacqueline Bradley
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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Sculpture: Plasticity, Observation and Abstraction Through Figure Modeling and Waste Moulding (ARTV1802)

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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Utilise skills relevant to the discipline in response to sculpture  projects.
  2. Explore material/s used in Workshop projects.
  3. Recognise relationships between concept and process in sculpture.
  4. Identify historical and theoretical contexts relevant to sculpture projects.

Indicative Assessment

Portfolio of studio work, Visual Diaries [Los 1-4] 80%.

Documentation/Studio Theory, Critique [Los 2-4] 20%

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Workload

4 hours per week lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice and 6 hours per week independent studio practice.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTV1012 or DESA1002.

You will need to contact the School of Art to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2520
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8431 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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