Grades: 10-12

Unit of Credit: ½ each semester

Prerequisite: Studio in Art

Sculpture 1 explores 3-dimensional design. As in Design, the concepts of visual communication will be explored but the materials and approaches are sculptural. Students work with wire, wood, clay, plaster, and foam-core, while they explore both additive and subtractive methods. Techniques of modeling, construction, carving, and casting will be explored.

Sculpture 2 is the sequel to sculpture 1 and continues to explore three-dimensional media through a variety of approaches. Projects examine realistic as well as abstract styles, in both relief and in-the round. Advanced techniques of carving, modeling with wax, and waste mold casting are introduced. Students examine their own work and become familiar with that of the Great Masters as well as contemporary sculptors.