VART2477 Subtractive Sculpture: Wood (1.5 units)
- VART1006 Visual Arts Practice II or any GE-courses offered by AVA
- VART2485 Subtractive Sculpture: Stone
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The production of sculpture divides into two main categories: one works with additive techniques, while the second applies subtractive approaches. Subtractive sculpture is the oldest form of sculpture and involves removing material, as e.g. in wood carving. The artist begins with an existing solid material and begins removing material bit by bit until the intended outcome is achieved.
This course will focus on such subtractive process and/or the use of reductive thinking as a creative tool to explore sculptural forms. Students will investigate how form can be revealed through different carving approaches and techniques, including the use of working models as well as the transition from sketch to plan and from plan to final work. The final work will be executed in wood to experience both systematic and intuitive methods for producing a three-dimensional form.
This course focuses on skill-based training, yet the project assignments within the courses nonetheless require students to also articulate creative ideas and integrate different skills into a well-planned creative strategy.
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