SRJC Course Outlines

3/1/2024 3:13:33 AMART 75 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 75Title:  ADVANCED SCULPTURE  
Full Title:  Advanced Sculpture
Last Reviewed:12/12/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled4.008 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ART 33C

Catalog Description:
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Advanced sculpture with emphasis on the student's  personal work and portfolio creation.

Course Completion of ART 33B

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Advanced sculpture with emphasis on the student's personal work and portfolio creation.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ART 33B
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Employ advanced technical skills and more refined aesthetics in visual analysis of figurative,
    non-figurative, and mixed-media sculpture.
2.  Use a variety of tools and materials to create large and complex structures.
3.  Plan and create a site-specific public sculpture.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate skills in visual analysis by identifying specific formal elements in personal work.
2. Analyze the relationship between forms, surface, materials, proportion and scale to appreciate
    large sculptures and conceptual sculpture.
3. Demonstrate skills of designing a site/public sculpture plan.
4. Demonstrate construction techniques through personal aesthetic exploration.
5. Expand a working vocabulary of sculptural terms to make aesthetic and technical judgments
    of one's own work and the work of others.
6. Demonstrate creative processes and decision-making skills for a site-specific sculpture and
    installation art project with both disciplined work habits and risk-taking experimentation.
7. Define health and safety issues that arise from the use of materials and equipment to maintain
    a sculpture studio.

Topics and Scope
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1. Site Sculpture
    A. Materials
    B. Tools
    C. Installation
    D. Construction technique
    E. Methods of site-specific sculpture planning
    F. Proposal for site-specific sculpture and exhibition
    G. Safety
2. Large/Mixed Media Sculptures
    A. Materials
     B. Construction technique
    C. Safety
3.  Full-scale figurative sculpture
    A.  Materials
    B.  Human Anatomy
    C.  Construction technology
    D.  Safety
4. Conceptual Sculpture
    A. Materials
    B. Historical sculpture
    C. New technology
    D. Safety          
5. Aesthetics
    A. Contemporary sculpture
    B. Conceptual sculpture
    C. Site-specific sculpture
    D. Analysis of  formal elements of sculpture
    E.  Vocabulary
6. Tools and Equipment
    A. Pneumatic air tools
    B. Powered hand tools
    C. Hand tools
    D. Stationary machinery
    E. Digital tools
7. Critique
    A. Analysis of formal elements in sculpture
    B. Vocabulary for constructive exchange of formal and expressive criticism of sculpture
Topics and Scope are covered in both the lecture and lab portions of the course.

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Lecture- and Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Define one's own subject matter to resolve particular problems and express various ideas in
    traditional and conceptual sculpture projects
2. Make a series of at least three works for portfolio
3. Design a site-specific or public sculpture
4. Research books and magazines devoted to historical and contemporary sculpture
5. Create a final portfolio demonstrating the techniques learned during course
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Critique the aesthetic and conceptual success of one's own and other students' work
The above assignments apply to both lecture and lab course components in an integrated

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 10%
Reseach and preparation for sculptures and portfolio presentation
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
70 - 80%
Constructing three sculptures, class critiques, and final exhibit of completed portfolio
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Attendance, artistic growth, and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Elements of Sculpture. George, Herbert. Phaidon Press: 2014 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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