The sculpture curriculum offers an outstanding range of possibilities for learning and fabrication in a variety of media and formats. The program offers traditional techniques in a facility equipped to handle metal fabrication; gas/arc/MIG and TIG welding; wood carving and construction; mold-making and metal casting; ceramic sculpture: computer-aided 3-D modeling and printing; and 4-D media.
Intermediate and advanced students are actively involved in contemporary, broad-based studies that include performance, video, mixed-media formats, and public art installation. Advanced courses conclude with emphasis in the development of a personal conceptual language, well supported by technical facility.
The sculpture facilities are located on the ground floor of Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center (FAC) with a footprint of over 4000 square feet. The main working studios consist of rooms 171 through 177. These rooms accommodate several common spaces, a foundry, wood and metal fabrication, and facilitates areas for wood carving, installation, video projection, stone carving, critique, wax pattern-making, plaster investment, sand resin bond, ceramic shell, and more.
An enclosed and partially covered outdoor courtyard is adjacent to the main studio, providing additional workspace. Across from the main studio, there is a designated “clean-space” that functions primarily for lectures, class critique, sewing, photo documentation, and computer-aided 3-D modeling and printing.