RCARTS 286 - Sculpture
Section: 001 Furniture
Term: FA 2018
Subject: RC Fine Arts (RCARTS)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Students in this class will explore sculptural forms as they relate to the design, construction, and nature of furniture. The class will include an introduction to model making and design processes culminating in the creation of projects ranging from hanging light sculptures to furniture objects of the students’ own ideation, design, and fabrication. The expression of how furniture intersects with sculptural form while fulfilling the need for function will be an ongoing point of departure for discussion and key to conceptual realizations. Possible product outcomes may emphasize design and functional concerns as well as more theoretical approaches that explore the nature and the role function plays in furniture objects. Furniture and furniture objects have a long association with art as objects, as furniture and design intersect closely with the human body and often signify important aspects of individuality, taste, and status.

This three-dimensional art class will center on wood and plywood as materials integral to our building process and will include, cement, fabric, plastic and other cast materials as secondary media choices. Using the available machines and tools the class will cover a variety of joinery and cold assembly techniques as well as various mold making techniques. Campus wide resources may be accessed in the fabrication of furniture components as needed and available.

The class will visit local businesses related to the design and fabrication of objects including a local millwork, an urban wood supplier, and other material resources.

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Students work both individually and collaboratively. Projects are designed to help students understand the potential for art to impact our lives in a variety of ways.

RCARTS 286 - Sculpture
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001 (LAB)
4RC Ugrd
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