ARTS 112 Spring 2014 Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design

This studio art course will introduce you to the foundational skills necessary for designing and building forms such as sculpture, furniture, apparel, and architecture. You will make three-dimensional objects in a variety of media. You will gain confidence in your design abilities as you work quickly through many ideas and take risks in seeing your ideas to fruition. Through a series of short in-class and homework projects, you will explore the following themes: function and form; part to whole relationships; how bodies and forms occupy space; scale; additive and subtractive processes; organic and man made forms; mass, volume, and visual weight. You will learn about the design process by creating drawings, sketches, study models, mock-ups, and ultimately finished objects. Since this is a studio art course, additional outside-of-class time will be expected for you to complete assignments. We will have a critique for each project, which will help you learn to articulate your ideas. In this course, beauty is yours to define: there are no preconceived solutions for each project, and there is ample room to discover.
Class Format: studio
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on sketchbook, assignments, and final project; the quality of work produced, depth of investigative process, participation in critiques, and attendance
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: none; open to all students
Enrollment Preference: Art majors (declared); first-years and sophomore students
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 4001
ARTS112-01(S) STU Intro Three-Dimensional Design Division 1: Languages and the Arts Joshua J. Enck
R 1:10 PM-3:50 PM Spencer SCULPT 4001
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