RCARTS 286 - Sculpture
Section: 001 The Shape of Sound
Term: WN 2018
Subject: RC Fine Arts (RCARTS)
Department: LSA Residential College
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RCARTS 286 Sculpture: the Shape of Sound, is a mixed-media art class that uses sound as the inspiration for the exploration of form and movement in sculpture. This class will use a wide variety of materials and approaches to making sculpture which address the practicum of the creative arts program. We will cover simple mold making processes and work with materials ranging from concrete and wood to cloth and other soft materials in the design, ideation, and early phases of the course work. The final project will align with the individual students’ experience, research, and interpretation of the course objectives. (A sound machine or musical instrument? Work that includes movement and interaction? Free standing sculptures?) Synesthesia is a term used to describe the coming together of sense impressions that emanate from more than one place in an individuals’ body. Mixed-media art constructions allows for the exploration of this kind of relationship regarding the impact of sound on the body. By opening numerous possibilities of combing disparate materials, the student artist will be able to create a unified and original art work that best describes their experience.

The class will attend two performances on the UMS winter event schedule that relate to the interpretation of sound as movement, shape, and form by artists/designers and performers as part of the course requirements.

Exploring sound as a resource for determining sculptural form and the creation of individual works of art is the goal of this class. Students from all disciplines are invited to bring their unique and individual areas of expertise to share in the classroom.

RCARTS 286 - Sculpture
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001 (LAB)
1RC Ugrd
TuTh 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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