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ART511/ART512 - 3D Art (Sculpture 1)
2 Semesters 1 Credit Fulfills: Fine Art

Prerequisite: Art Foundation, middle school art, or other previous visual art experience recommended

Explore your creativity in 3 dimensions! This class is a hands-on introduction to 3D design and sculpture -- perfect for students who like to experiment and get their hands dirty and create unique, original objects. We will explore the Elements of Art and Principles of Design as we design and build original creative projects using a range of 3D art techniques. We will discuss form and function issues in 3D design, through making a variety of decorative and useable forms in a range of art media which may include paper, chipboard, cardboard, papier mâché, wire, found objects, wood, fiber, plaster, and clay. Approximately half of the year will be focused on learning the basics of working with clay, various hand building techniques, and introduction to glazing and surface decoration approaches. Ceramic projects will range from decorative sculptures to functional dishes and other creations. Students will make and keep a number of creative 3D projects. Drawing skills will be used to plan and sketch ideas for projects and students will design and make their own art journal. Students will build their art vocabulary through writing and discussing their art and the art of others, as well as explore how to express and communicate ideas, messages, and feelings through visual art. A digital portfolio will be developed to document work throughout the year. 

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