ART 293 : Outdoor and Public Sculpture
Outdoor and Public Sculpture
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
Explores the meaning and varieties of art created in and for public spaces, especially concentrating on work that contains environmental and social themes. Each student will generate several proposals, informed by research and readings, then create a work of public art as the primary goal.
1. Describe and appreciate the history and development of installation art during the second half of the 20th century.
2. Recognize the work of major artists associated with site-based and installation art.
3. Identify the aesthetic, cultural, psychological and social elements of installation art.
4. Employ installation art as an effective medium of expression and communication.
5. Practice safe use of power tools and hand tools.
1. History of environmental art (land art, earthworks)
2. Strategies for developing ideas (experiencing and playing with materials, imagining, dreaming, visualizing, symbolizing, writing, reading, researching, studying historical and cultural examples, sketching, collaborating, discussing)
3. Strategies for problem solving towards concretion of ideas in sculptural form (sketches, plans, maquettes, test pieces, models) relating to outdoor and public sculpture
4. Materials and meaning
5. Contemporary approaches to outdoor and public sculpture
Students will need to provide specific materials used in this course, please see the syllabus for a detailed list.
Grading will be based on participation in labs, discussions and critiques of completed assignments and evidenced development of technical and conceptual skills.