The Sculpture and Metal Arts area encompasses course work in jewelry/metalsmithing, metal casting, life/figurative sculpture and contemporary practices in the expanded field of sculpture. Our students utilize a wide range of materials and practices that may include art objects, body adornments, installation/site-specific work, time-based media, and artworks that contemplate environmental & social issues. Whether students are working in metal, clay, wood, plaster, textiles, found objects or new media, we focus on merging technique with conceptual content and historical/theoretical relevance. Our courses challenge students to problem-solve creatively with an understanding that project directives, timelines, risk-taking and failure are all a part of the process of making and critical components of arriving at unique and innovative outcomes. We offer beginning to advanced levels in most of our courses, which allows students to gain a deep and varied knowledge of materials, refinement of craftsmanship, and progression in self-expression. Whether a student’s goal is to transfer to a four-year college, build a professional portfolio and creative practice, or life-long learning, we strive to develop creative critical thinkers that offer unique perspectives for our evolving workforce and global culture.
Sculpture & Metal Arts Head:
Barbara Holmes: ART 70, ART 71, ART 72
Robert "Bobby" Free, Jr.
Senior Laboratory Technician
Sculpture & Metal Arts Classes
- ART 70 FUNDAMENTALS OF SCULPTURE
- ART 71 ADDITIVE SCULPTURE
- ART 72 SUBTRACTIVE SCULPTURE
- ART 78 BEGINNING LIFE SCULPTURE
- ART 79 ADVANCED LIFE SCULPTURE
- ART 175 METAL CASTING
- Spring 2021 (Sculpture)