The sculpture program offers a laboratory for the investigation and manipulation of the physical world. The exploration begins with materials and objects and extends through the conceptual realm of artistic ideas and personal expression. The purpose of the sculpture program is to provide an atmosphere in which students and professional artist faculty work together, engage in critical dialogue, experiment, work with our hands, create and learn.
Sculpture - above all art disciplines - is comprehensive and open ended in materials and approach. This allows for all forms of creative expression. The tradition of sculpture has expanded to encompass every possible material and context for the expression of ideas in three-dimensional space. Our program encourages the thoughtful integration of concept and medium. Cross-disciplinary innovation and experimentation are highly encouraged.
The sculpture curriculum is based on the belief that students must have both the traditional tools and intellectual abilities to explore and develop their own artistic style and aesthetic sensibilities. Courses provide knowledge in the tools, techniques and formal principles underlying the production of sculpture in contemporary practice, as well as placing emphasis on conceptual development and visual art communication.
- Jet 14" woodworking bandsaw
- Jet 6"x89" oscillating edge sander
- Milwaukee 8" sliding panel saw
- Powermatic 66 10" table saw
- Bosch router and Jessem router table
- Jet 15 Floor Model drill press
- Jet JOSS-S oscillating spindle sander
- Dewalt 20” scroll saw
- Dewalt 12” compound miter saw
- Jet 8” bench grinder
- Powermatic PM1500 15” woodworking bandsaw
- Dewalt 12 ½” planer
- Grizzly 48" pan & box brake
- Pexto hydraulic 16-gauge sheet metal shear
- General machinery English wheel
- Pittsburg compact bender
- Grizzly swivel-mast metal cutting band saw
- Horizontal/vertical metal cutting band saw
- Miller Millermatic 130XP MIG welder
- CutMaster 80XL plasma cutter
- 2-ton bridge crane
The sculpture facility is a 4,318-square-foot classroom and workshop located in room 21 on the ground floor of the Church Fine Arts Building. It includes a large general studio, a well-equipped woodshop, metal working/welding shop and an additional outdoor foundry designed for ceramic shell bronze casting. A large selection of hand tools and stationary equipment are offered.