Welded Sculpture From Found Objects (410)Paul Nimz, Studio 1
Tuesdays, January 7 - March 24
Students will be introduced to the equipment and processes for manipulating and joining steel for sculptural applications. Learn to cut, bend, weld, and surface to begin realizing your creative visions in steel. Some metals will be supplied; students may need to purchase or collect additional steel. Students should bring leather gloves and a long sleeve shirt. Please wear long pants and closed toed shoes to the first class. No prior experience is necessary.
Advanced Mixed Media/Fabrication (411)Brent Harris Studio 1
Mondays, January 6 - March 23
Prerequisite: Beginning welding or instructor approval
Students will learn to combine different materials such as steel, wood, stone as well as found and cast objects to create successful mixed-media sculptures. Advanced metal fabrication techniques will be taught. Students are encouraged to think creatively. Class discussion and student critiques will help develop new ways of thinking.
Mixed Media Sculpture (414)Jose Velarde-Chan Studio 1
Mondays January 6- March 23
This class will be an exploration of techniques and new ways to see, use and interpret found objects. The course is designed to give students a variety of art- making experiences. We will draw inspiration from our materials, processes and the contemporary/postmodern world around us.
Beginning Carving (408)Pat Chandler, Studio 1
Friday, January 10- March 27
10-12:30 pm/12 weeks
Learn the techniques of reductive sculpture and the fundamentals of tools, materials and basic carving. Learn the basic shaping of materials with hand tools, completing a simple relief in cast plaster and simple geometric forms in soapstone and wood.
Figure Sculpture (412)Brent Harris Studio 1
Thursdays, January 9 - March 26
Telling stories through human form and expression. Using live models students will learn to sculpt full body compositions as well as portrait busts. Modeling techniques will be taught in oil, water based clay and plaster.
Welded Metal Sculpture/Independent Study (413)Eric Pott Studio 1
Wednesdays January 8 - March 25
6:30 - 9pm/12 weeks
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Self-directed students can expand their skill-sets and enhance their abilities in metal sculpture. Students must be familiar with the safe use and operation of the equipment in the studio. Students will provide their own approved material. Problem solving and techniques will be the focus of the class.
Knife Making (415)Gabriel Paavola Studio 1
Saturdays January 11 - March 28
This course introduces students to knife making through an immersive experience of making a custom kitchen knife. It is designed for beginners who want to get a hands-on introduction to metal working and knife making, and take home a beautiful product. Materials provided with additional available for purchase.
Beginning Relief Sculpture (409)Pat Chandler, Studio 1
Friday, January 10- March 27
2-4:30 pm/12 weeks
Prerequisite: Drawing or instructor approval
Learn the basic techniques of design and sculpting relief forms. The class will include low and high relief sculpting techniques, mold-making and casting. Students will sculpt forms from oil-based clay using traditional tool and techniques, creating a plaster and rubber mold to cast their sculptures in plaster.