Associate Professor of Sculpture
His primary interests are figure sculpture and drawing, puppetry, and computer modeling/animation. His work has been shown nationally and is in numerous private collections.
In this course, contemporary ideas in sculpture will be introduced in relation to work in a range of media such as clay, wood, plastic, steel, concrete, and found materials. Student generated imagery will foster discussions around representation, abstraction, the body, technology, public art, and installation art. Group critiques will inform the development of independent work in three dimensions.
This course provides preparation for work in the arts and other fields where visual ideas are presented sequentially. Sequential skills will be built through assignments that may utilize drawing, digital work and sculpture. Assignments addressing linear and nonlinear sequence with line, tone, color, space, and light will facilitate the development of personal imagery. Narrative and non-narrative themes will be discussed. A wide range of tools and techniques will be employed in exploration of subject matter. This course concludes with an independent project of the student's own choice based upon their interpretation of sequential imagery.
Through sculpture and drawing projects students will investigate the form and expression of the human head. Assignments will cover the study of the head in clay, the creation of masks, experiments in basic proportional systems, drawing from life and imagination, and more. Class discussions will draw from numerous cultural and historic points of view. The class will conclude with a major independent project of the student's own related to this subject. Students will have the option to work with either traditional or digital media. Significant outside work will be expected. Students will provide most drawing materials.
In this course students will refine their technical and perceptual skills in response to the human form. The course will focus on the full figure allowing students to explore this challenging subject from multiple perspectives. Historical and contemporary issues and approaches to the figure will be elucidated through presentations, critiques, and independent research. A $90 lab fee will cover most materials. Intermediate sculpture at the college level is recommended.
The use of the tablet for creative visual investigation is rapidly becoming a studio tool. This experimental course will focus on the exploratory use of the digital tablet as a means of art making. Students will be encouraged to be inventive and self-directed as they work collaboratively and individually on projects that will reveal their own potential vocabulary using a digital tablet. Students are expected to provide their own digital tablet of their choosing for drawing.
In Intermediate Sculpture students will further develop concepts and processes that are applicable to work in sculpture and other three dimensional media. Fundamental principles that link materials and methods with meaning will be explored through projects in a wide range of materials including clay, wood, plaster, and steel. The human body, abstraction, installation, public art, and the relationship between sculpture and architecture are all possible areas of investigation. Group critiques will be used to elucidate the development of independent work in relation to historical and contemporary issues in sculpture. Prerequisite: One introductory art course.