Selected Student Work
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Wire Project (1)
Students are challenged to create an up-scaled object in wire considering visual line weight aesthetically and overal physical structure. Near the end they are given options to enhance, or add to the wire sturctures. 3D Design.
Alternative/experimental materials (2)
In this exercise students are asked to try and recreate something with a non-traditional material, like a shattered glass pillow, or a cheeseburger shoe... 3D Design.
Glass Casting using a ceramic kiln (3)
Using glass billet and easy silica-plaster mold from small clay studies we use a ceramic kiln with sand on the kiln shelf to protect the kiln and cast glass! 3D Design.
Three of a kind (4)
Students make an object three times, either changing in the construction method or material used depending on the semester. 3D Design.
Working with multiples (5)
Looking at artists like Tara Donovan, students are asked to create a sculpture using multiples of found or otherwise acquired objects. 3D Design.
Collaborative Team Bridge Projects (6)
Students are split up into teams by the instructor and asked to build a bridge in a collaborative effort. Bridges are critiqued by the class, stress tested and team reorts are handed in. Project specifics vary with the class. 3D Design.
Wearable Sculpture (7)
After researching relating artisits, students design and create wearable sculptures that interact with the body to create meaning. 3D Design.
Wood Sculptures (8)
The specific projects vary with each class, but after a set of process studies are done in order to learn tools and woodworking methods, students build and shape wooden sculptures based off a developed concept. Sculpture 1.
Intro to welding project: Bend Cut Join (9)
Learning the different methods of shaping, cutting and attaching metals, students are asked to create a piece involving a set amount of welds, bending procesess and cutting operations. Sculpture 1.
Steel Sculpture (10)
Students create a steel sculpture most often based off randomly selecting two words from two seperate piles, each student's set being unique in the class, then developing ideas that evolve into a finished piece. Sculpture 1.
Example Kinetic Project (11)
After revewing simple methods for creating movements in a work, kenetic sculpture becomes an option for students in wood or steel projects if they wish to pursue. Sculpture 1.
Casting Projects (12)
Each Sculpture 1 class includes a casting component, these options include: 1.) silicone molds that can be used for plaster, cement, or plastic castings. 2.) Aluminium or bronze castings using the lost-wax ceramic shell method, oir using green sand molds. Sculpture 1.
Found Object Assignment example (13)
Either as a set project for a class, or as an option for an assignment, methods of working with found materials are covered in both 3D Design and Sculpture 1. Different plastics, alloys, and composits require specific methods of breaking down, and making connections.
Sculpture 1 Final Project Example (14)
This student was a design major, and really pushed a concept they had been playing with concerning child development in relation to societies standards.
Sculpture 1 Final Project Example (15)
In this case the student made a large mother pig carcass with steel rod, then a ceramic pig fetus six pack, and casted smaller pig fetus chocolates that the class had the option of consuming after thurough discussion during critique.