Gregory S. Kline, studio arts sculpture technician and faculty associate, received his B.F.A. in sculpture from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 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.
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 through 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.
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. An introductory level course in sculpture is strongly recommended.
Studio Arts Technician and Instructional Staff
Mail Code MB
Arts Barn STU
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002