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Ceramics, Fiber, and Sculpture Courses - Summer

Ceramics, Fiber, and Sculpture Courses - Summer

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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
CSCE 250 Personal Directions in Clay 1.5 credits Sarah Barnes $615

Section A Meets 6/9/2014 to 7/16/2014 on Monday,Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 9:45 PM.

This class is for beginner and advanced students alike. Students focus on individual goals including but not limited to creating a cohesive body of work, learning new techniques or expanding familiar ones, photographing your artwork, entering national exhibitions, and building a portfolio for graduate school -- whatever each student needs to work on to improve as a ceramics artist. Beginners will be introduced to basic hand building and wheel skills and later encouraged to create a series of works based on their aesthetic research. Note: Class size is limited to 16 students. No class on March 17.
CSSC 230 Environmental Sculpture with Nature Art in the Park 1.5 credits Douglas Retzler $615

Section A Meets 5/22/2014 to 7/17/2014 on Thursday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

This hands-on outdoor installation and sculpture course focuses on the natural world, our relationship to it and the possibilities of acting as co-creators within it. The course begins with an overview and exploration of the many forms of site-specific installations created by individual artists and groups in a range of natural environments, from urban sculpture parks to vast deserts landscapes. Students will research the concerns at issue in these artists' works while gathering ideas for their own projects. We will visit and participate in art-making activities and installations along the trail in Baltimore City's verdant urban wilderness, Leakin Park, and arrange field trips to other regional sites hosting nature-based and nature-sensitive art endeavors. In the classroom and the field, we will discuss and work with different natural materials, processes and ideas, as we work towards the realization of individual or group creations as part of the Nature Art in the Park program in Leakin Park and other outdoor locales. NOTE: Based on student interest and availability, the instructor will offer additional field trips on Saturdays or Sundays to outdoor sculpture sites in the Baltimore-Washington region. These field trips will be entirely optional and are not required for successful completion of the course. Doug Retzler is a longtime Baltimore–based public, community and environmental artist and activist. He is the originator and co-facilitator of Nature Art in the Park, Grow Art and other regional environmental awareness creative projects.
ENV 231 Furniture Design: Seating 3 credits Malcolm Majer $1560

Section A Meets 5/21/2014 to 6/20/2014 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

In this course we will explore the possibilities of providing accommodation for the human body in a seated posture. The course will consist of a research and development portion, briefly covering the history of seating with an emphasis on some notable developments of the last 50 years. This will lead to an accelerated design phase consisting of 2d design and model-making, mocking up of components or entire pieces, and finally a construction phase leading to a working prototype. The studio will cover advanced woodworking techniques as well as the possibilities for outsourcing parts of the process. The goal is to go through a careful design and development process to get to a well refined working prototype.
IS 321 Introduction to Rhino CAD 3 credits Rachel Timmins $1560

Section A Meets 5/22/2014 to 6/23/2014 on Monday,Tuesday,Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Rhino CAD For 3D Printing is an introductory level course that will cover basic modeling in Rhino CAD (Computer Aided Design). Students will learn multiple ways to create an object in digital space through techniques like extrusion, Booleon functions, joining, bending, lofting, and checking for naked edges. Each student will be equipped with enough basic knowledge to continue using Rhino CAD as both a design tool and as a method of creating three-dimensional objects. Prerequisite: FF 101 (Sculptural Forms).