The sculpture intensive is focused on three-dimensional experimentation with form and idea, material and technique. You are encouraged to cross boundaries as you explore concept, form, and space. Opportunities are available for working in all media, from the traditional to the contemporary and beyond.
You receive thorough instruction in such processes as modeling, metal casting, welding, carving, plastics, and wood fabrication while being grounded in a thorough education of sculpture’s history, practice, and theory. You'll also have access to new technologies, including rapid prototyping, CNC carving, and digital video and photo equipment. Our spacious facilities include state-of-the-art workshops, a gallery, and studio spaces.
The sculpture facilities are located in Comstock Art Facility (ComArt), which is home to School of Art programs in art education and studio arts. The spacious sculpture facilities provide dedicated workshops for such processes as metal casting, fabrication, and welding; wood and stone carving; clay; plaster; resins; and plastics, along with a state-of-the-art woodworking shop. We also offer ample workspaces for assembly, project spaces dedicated to installation and performance, gallery spaces for student exhibitions, outdoor casting and large-scale fabrication capabilities, semi-private studio spaces for undergraduate students, and private studio spaces for graduate students.
Throughout the year the School of Art welcomes numerous nationally and internationally known visiting artists to campus. Spanning the disciplines, these artists, designers, and educators, some of whom are alumni, give presentations and lectures and often critique student work. They are a critical component of your artistic growth. Past guests have included Diana Al-Hadid, Doug Ashford, Bonnie Collura, Petah Coyne, Keith Edmier, Allan McCollum, Patricia Phillips, and Tom Sachs.