Sculpture

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 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 communication.

Equipment

  • Jet 14" woodworking band saw
  • Jet 6"x89" oscillating edge sander
  • Milwaukee 8" sliding panel saw
  • Powermatic 66 10" table saw
  • Bosch router and Jessem router table
  • Delta drill press
  • Craftsman 15" drill press
  • Delta BOSS oscillating spindle sander
  • Jet bench grinder
  • 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
  • Parks 18" wood/metal band saw
  • Horizontal/vertical metal cutting band saw
  • Husky 300 vertical mill
  • Craftsman metal lathe
  • 2-ton bridge crane

Classroom

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.