ART215 Three-Dimensional Design is a .50 credit course open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have had either Drawing or Design. Three-dimensional Design students investigate both the expressive nature of the sculptor and the logistical concerns of the engineer through the creation of 3-D objects. Students will develop an understanding of the relationship between space and object, while considering the role each plays in shaping the other. Students will create work in a variety of materials such as wood, paper and clay and will create both as individual artists and in collaborative projects.
Exploring 3-D Design historically and aesthetically
In the first week of the course, we will establish our classroom housekeeping processes and practices. Through research, class members will investigate the many modes of 3-D artmaking throughout history and will discuss and discover some of the driving ideas behind 3-D art.
SCULPTING IN WHITE PAPER
In weeks two and three, we will work together to create a collaborative sculpture that investigates and celebrates the properties of white paper as a sculptural medium. Through landscape and cityscape concepts, each student will investigate organic and synthetic ideas in three-dimensional form.
THE MODULE-MORE THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS
CARDBOARD SCULPTURE/RE-PURPOSED MATERIALS
In this solo project, artists will create reproductions of household appliances using cardboard, printed cardboard, and magazine collage. No paint or drawing is allowed- all details, text, etc. must be created using collage materials. Students will develop understanding and skills in a variety of areas including: fabrication, use of cutting tools, glues and adhesives, cardboard joinery techniques, measurement, proportion and scale, re-scaling to fit size requirements, and more.