Summer 2003

ARTS 636
Sculpture: Mixed Media Constructions and Assemblage

Zinser,Jerry T.

06/23/2003 - 07/10/2003
Monday-Thursday 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Art Studio North 101

Artists taking diverse objects from their own environment, adding them together, altering some parts, painting or otherwise enhancing the parts, led the way to the development of Constructivism, Surrealist sculpture, the birth of assemblage as an art form, and the personal totem constructions of the Fluxus artists. The sum of all the parts together, contributed to a dynamic and original whole new form of artistic expression. This sculpture class with give the students the opportunity to develop constructed sculpture that will be based on a specific idea or theme. The concept of each piece of art, as well as the technical approaches using both found objects and purchased materials, will be left up to the student, with consultation from the professor.

This is a studio sculpture class. Students will choose whatever materials they feel will best represent their intentioons. A working knowledge of some of the tools of a sculpture studio is required. There will be some of lecture time, some slide presentations, and frequent group and individual critiques. Grading will be based on the students' active, serious, and committed studio participation and involvement in fulfilling the intent of the course.


Jerry Zinser (B.F.A. Hartford Art School; M.F.A. Rutgers University) is an artist and graphic, architectural, and theater scenic designer.


ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Seminar

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 18

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