Sculpture

Last updated: October 31, 2016 at 12:36 p.m.

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Sculpture Courses

FA 4a Sculpture Foundation: 3-D Design I
[ ca ]
Beginning-level course. Preference to first-year students and sophomores. May be repeated once for credit if taught by different instructors. Studio fee: $75 per semester.
Exploration of three-dimensional aspects of form, space, and composition utilizing a variety of materials and sculptural techniques. Emphasizes students' inventing of images through the use of modern materials and contemporary ideas about sculpture. Assignments are based on abstract thought and problem solving. The intent of this course is to give students a rich studio experience and promote a fresh and meaningful approach to visual concepts. Usually offered every fall.
Ms. Fair, Mr. Frost, and Mr. Pavlisko

FA 4b Sculpture Foundation: 3-D Design II
[ ca ]
Beginning-level course. Preference to first-year students and sophomores. May be repeated once for credit if taught by different instructors. Studio fee: $75 per semester.
See FA 4a for course description. Usually offered every spring.
Ms. Fair, Mr. Frost, and Mr. Pavlisko

FA 5b Sculpture: Blurring the Boundaries
[ ca ]
Studio fee: $75 per semester.
This studio course is an opportunity to work both in painting and in sculpture. Students are expected to create a dialogue between methods of collage, drawing, monotype, painting, and methods of constructing three-dimensional objects, including mixed media and installation. We use paintings as a source for sculpture, and sculpture as a source for painting. There will be an additional two hours of monitored shop time that students are required to attend weekly outside of scheduled class time. Usually offered every year.
Ms. Fair and Mr. Frost

FA 6a Sculpture: Body as Source
[ ca ]
Studio fee: $75 per semester.
Explores how the body can be involved in the subject of making sculpture. Examines different ways in which the body is used as a source, including observation, process, fragmentation, narrative, and performance. Projects are introduced through slides from contemporary artists implementing the concepts put forth. Usually offered every year.
Ms. Fair

FA 9a Introduction to Digital Photography
[ ca ]
Prerequisite: One Brandeis studio art course. May be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor. Studio fee: $75 per semester.
An introduction to the visual forms and concepts of the photographic image. A range of digital techniques is covered along with aspects of the history of photography. Students must provide their own digital camera. Field trips and image presentations supplement the studio aspect of the course. Usually offered every semester.
Mr. Wiener

FA 10b Intermediate Digital Media and Installation: Image/Object/Place
[ ca ]
Prerequisite: FA 4a, 4b, 9a or permission of the instructor. Studio fee: $75 per semester. May not be taken for credit by students who took FA 10a in prior years.
Studies the installation of objects in 3-dimensional space as a common art practice and refers generally to an artist's arrangement of aesthetic material to create a theatrical experience for its viewing subject. The goal of this class is to produce installations using image-based and sculptural practices. Field trips and image presentations supplement the studio aspect of the course. Usually offered every year.
Mr. Wiener

FA 16a Intermediate Sculpture
[ ca ]
Prerequisite: FA 4a or FA 4b or permission of the instructor. Studio fee: $75 per semester. May be repeated once for credit. May not be taken for credit by students who took FA 112a twice in prior years.
Offers an in-depth examination of sculptural concepts ranging from objects to installations, site-specific works, and more. Students will be encouraged to develop their own visual vocabulary and to understand their ideas in the context of contemporary sculpture. Usually offered every year.
Ms. Fair and Mr. Frost

FA 16b Intermediate Sculpture II
[ ca ]
Prerequisite: FA 16a. Studio fee: $75 per semester. May be repeated once for credit. May not be taken for credit by students who took FA 112b twice in prior years.
Exploration of diverse sculptural concepts utilizing various materials and techniques. Emphasis on personal motivation and development. Usually offered every year.
Ms. Fair and Mr. Frost

FA 21a Pop Art and Sculpture
[ ca ]
Studio fee: $75 per semester.
Pursues the creative processes involved in the production of Pop Art. This course will investigate multiple materials, installation techniques and historical foundations from the formation of the Pop Art aesthetic with a focus on sculpture. Usually offered every year.
Mr. Pavlisko

FA 23b Architectural Drawing and Design
[ ca ]
Studio fee: $75 per semester.
Teaches basic architectural drawing, drafting, and modeling skills under the umbrella of a unifying theory and/or theme. It is structured as an introductory studio course requiring no previous knowledge or background in architectural design. Students learn how to build models, execute architectural drawings, and to approach architectural design problems. Usually offered every year.
Mr. Abrams

FA 110a Senior Studio
[ ca ]
Studio fee: $75 per semester.
FA 110a and FA 110b are considered two halves of a full-year experience required for studio art majors. Heuristic in nature, this course culminates in a final studio faculty review of the work produced. Review will take the form of an exhibition. Student work can be undertaken in sculpture or painting or a combination of both. Usually offered every fall.
Mr. Pavlisko and Mr. Wardwell

FA 110b Senior Studio II
[ ca ]
Studio fee: $75 per semester.
FA 110a and FA 110b are considered two halves of a full-year experience required for studio art majors. Heuristic in nature, this course culminates in a final studio faculty review of the work produced. Review will take the form of an exhibition. Student work can be undertaken in sculpture or painting or a combination of both. Usually offered every spring.
Mr. Pavlisko and Mr. Wardwell