ARTS 212
Sculpture and Being a Sensorial Being Spring 2022
Division I
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Experiencing Sculpture is often primarily considered in terms of its visual components, but there are many senses at play. How do the different senses overlap and weave together to create the multifaceted and multi-dimensional experience we understand as Visual? How, in isolating a sense, can we alter the way we understand an experience, an object, or each other? What can taste tell us about seeing? How can silence change our relationship to time? This introductory, hands-on studio art course will examine how sculpture – in its making, conception, and reception – engages the full range of senses and further, how the artist manipulates and plays with these senses to influence form and meaning. In class we will explore the work of artists and thinkers whose work address the senses in some manner. We will engage in in-class exercises and games that deprive or enhance our sensorial experiences to consider and re-consider how we come to know the world and relate to its matter through our unique bodies and varying receptors. Students will develop a competence in fundamental sculptural processes including and not limited to woodworking and welding techniques. Students will cultivate a fluency in the contemporary discourse around sculptural concerns and a proficiency in sculptural critique. Students will work both independently and collaboratively to create a body of work that explores our varying capacities to experience and create art.
The Class: Format: studio
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 3958
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: the quality of the work produced as well as participation in critiques, and attendance
Prerequisites: any ARTS 100-level course or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Art majors
Materials/Lab Fee: $300-$400 lab fee charged to term bill (dependent on class usage)
Distributions: Division I

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