ART 116: Introduction to Three-Dimensional Composition

Credits 3
Studio Hours
Focuses on building three-dimensional structures and basic sculptural forms using various approaches and materials, as well as the designing of creative environments. The student’s awareness of the natural order and the aesthetic aspect of design is broadened and the student learns the use of texture, volume, color, temperature, proportion, space, time and movement in a three-dimensional form.
Course Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the following sculpting processes: assemblage, carving, mold making, metal construction and casting.
  • Utilize creative problem solving.
  • Demonstrate and sensitively apply the visual elements of line, texture, color, volume and mass and the design principles of balance, directional force, rhythm, dominance, contrast, variation, and proportion.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of drawing as a means of notation, conceptualization and visual organization.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of historic and contemporary examples of sculpture.
  • Begin to use the sculpting process to express personal imagery.