Adv Prac: 3D Methods for Sculpture

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Adv Prac: 3D Sculpture Methods

Spring 2021

Taught By: Thomas Butter

Section: A

CRN: 8718

Credits: 3

Methods for Sculpture will approach the making processes for sculpture from two directions. One direction is material based; it involves an in-depth survey of a wide range of materials and processes available here at Parsons. We will meet in the wood, metal, and clay/plaster shops to acquire a hands-on working familiarity with these material practices. Being exposed to the unfamiliar during these sessions may trigger new creative approaches and thinking. The other direction is idea based; it involves each artist starting with a mental process, and then developing their ideas using materials. Students will consider how art-making enables them to learn about themselves while working with their hands. Constraints for the class projects facilitate the rapid evolution of work through frequent deadlines and scale requirements: body-sized pieces maximize physicality. Rigorous group critiques will help identify patterns of thought, in relation to contemporary sculpture, and potential future directions for each student and their work. Kinetics, installation, integration of photographic images, inflatable structures will be considered. Finally, a few thoughts about contemporary practice: art is informed by a set of philosophical assumptions, and artists find a way to make these thoughts appear and manifest in material form. Making art should be fun. Fun, in the deepest sense of the word, which is the delight in discovering what isn't yet known or understood.

Open to: All University graduate students. Some seats have been reserved for MFA in Fine Arts studets.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PGFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 10, 2021 (Monday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:22pm 9/18/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2021 - 5/6/2021