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CAEL2092: Sculpture: Introduction

This unit of study introduces building processes relevant to Sculpture and Installation. You will learn basic construction techniques alongside a series of material-based workshop activities to gain confidence in the safe use of machinery and equipment within the studio and workshoops. You will consider a range of ideas, including negative forms and anti-monuments, challenging the preconceptions of 'what is sculpture?'. The unit introduces a broad range of traditional and contemporary sculptural practices: including the use of wood, metal, fibre, clay, plaster wax, soap and found-objects. The unit combines studio work, seminars, student presentations, group discussions and critiques.

Code CAEL2092
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in the Bachelor of Visual Arts

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate independent thinking through conceptualising and developing individual studio projects
  • LO2. contextualise ideas with an understanding of contemporary sculpture and the broader field of contemporary art
  • LO3. manipulate forms, materials and technologies with skill, understanding and an awareness of individual project concerns
  • LO4. critically evaluate concepts and the material resolution of their work
  • LO5. apply WH&S to all aspects of studio practice