Studio Arts Technician and Faculty Associate
He teaches various sculpture courses, including object and environment and mold making and casting for the artist and designer. Greg has also taught bronze casting and welded steel sculpture courses at the University of Massachusetts over the years. In addition to doing general building oversight, he works closely with individual students and classes on safe tool practices in the sculpture studio.
His primary interests include making and collecting objects, metal casting, and assemblage sculpture. Kline was an artist in residence at Kohler iron foundry in Wisconsin. His work has been exhibited nationally and is in numerous private and public collections, including the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Intro to Sculpture provides students with a conceptual framework for the exploration of three-dimensional form. Fundamental sculptural principles are linked to the development of skills and ideas within a range of materials such as cardboard, clay, wood, plaster, steel, and lightweight concrete. Subject matter will include the figure, abstraction, environmental sculpture, and installation art. Readings, research projects, slide lectures, and group critiques will provide a theoretical framework for the development of independent work. (keywords: art, design and media, sculpture, studio art)
In this course, students will explore the sculptural object as a self-contained form and as an element within a found or created environment. Traditional materials such as steel, wood, plaster, and concrete will be taught concurrently with more ephemeral materials including paper, wire mesh and found materials. Ideas originating within the traditions of modernism, postmodernism, minimalism, post-minimalism, installation art and public art will be introduced through slide lectures, readings, and independent research. The course will culminate in an independent project.
This studio course introduces intermediate level sculpture and studio art concentrators to mold making and casting processes. Students will be exposed to a range of cast sculpture, both historic and contemporary, via books and slide lectures. Through assignments and independent work, students will explore the process of mold making and casting through a range of different materials including Plaster, Latex rubber, Urethane rubber, and thermoplastics. Students will research historical and contemporary artists who utilize casting and present relevant work for class discussion. The course will culminate in an ambitious independent project.
Advanced Sculpture: This course will prepare students for independent work in sculpture at the Division III level. Students will develop a cohesive and personal body of work through a series of assignments and independent projects. A broad range of ideas, methods, materials and historical paradigms will be introduced. Frequent critiques will provide students with the opportunity to receive feedback on their own development and respond to the work of their peers.