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ART127 - 3-D Design
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Teaches students the mastery of 3-Dimensional materials. Introduces design, techniques, methods and tools of sculpture. Encourages creativity, craftsmanship and development of personal ideas through a variety of problem solving assignments. Reading material, demonstrations, critiques and lectures with an overview of 3-Dimensional history supplement studio work. Two class hours, two studio hours. Students must provide their own supplies.

Lecture: 2 hrs.
Lab: 2 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon successful completion of the course, based upon class demonstrations, discussion, presentations and written explanations, the student will be able to:

1. Identify and explain safety procedures for proper use of tools and materials
2. Demonstrate proficiency in designing 3-Dimensional objects as documented by a design rubric
3. Demonstrate knowledge of historic and contemporary sculpture through two written examinations*
4. Create a minimum of six 3-Dimesional objects*
5. Critique own work as well as others, using a listing of standard elements
6. Describe the concepts and intent of a completed piece through an independent project culminating in an oral presentation, documented by a grading checklist/rubric

*This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the College's Comprehensive Assessment Plan. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data (see Assessing Student Learning Outcomes form) and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Assessment and Special Projects.

Content Outline:
1. Overview of studio policies and safety concerns

2. Introduction to materials, tools and safety equipment

3. Demonstrations for using some or all of the following materials:
a. Clay
b. Corrugated cardboard
c. Egyptian paste
d. Found Objects
e. Glass
f. Metal (wire, chicken wire and sheet)
g. Paper
h. Paper clay
i. Plaster
j. Paint
k. Paper Mache
l. Soapstone

4. Tools that may be used include:
a. Ceramic kiln
b. Clay extruder
c. Dremel tool
d. Drill
e. File
f. Grinder
g. Hot glue gun
h. Polishing machine
i. Saw
j. Soldering iron
k.Wire snips
l. Wood carving tools

5. Ongoing history of sculpture and 3-D design presentations

6. Plaster:
a. Textural molds
b. 2 piece molds

7. Firing techniques:
a. Electric kiln
b. Pit fire
c. Possible alternative firings at other locations

8. Visiting artists and field trips may be part of curriculum

Effective Term: Fall 2012