Course Title: Sculpture Studio Body and Space

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 036996

Course Title: Sculpture Studio Body and Space

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


340H Art


Sem 2 2006

Course Coordinator: Don Gore

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3625

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 37.1

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the Body in Space as both the subject and site of sculpture.

It provides practical and theoretical methods for translating the body in space, employing analytical, technical and interpretive processes.

Over the courses of the semester a series of studio classes, theoretical seminars and proects will address both contemporary and historical perspectives.

In Body and Space in Sculpture the central theme is the sculpted
figure. Students learn traditional clay modelling skills developing
figures, heads and fragments through a number of steps - including anatomy, scaling, armature construction, the massing of form, and surface modelling - up to the creation of plaster moulds ready for casting.

Expanding upon this base are projects dealing with Figurative Space and Public Identity. These components conceptualise the relation of objects to the body and the body and face out to the world.

Students will be taught essential skills for translating and
manipulating the human figure in space (applicable to studies in Fine Art and other areas such as Design, Fashion, Architecture, Film and Digital Media) with a focus upon modelling, two-dimensional translations, body measurement and anatomy.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

1) Develop knowledge and abilities in the study of the human body using a range of two and three dimensional media and approaches.
2) Develop anatomical, representational and translational skills in representing the human body.
3) Become critically aware of the historical and theoretical investigations of the human body in the visual arts and how these investigations can be applied to contemporary art practice.
4) Investigate and develop creative processes relevant to the interpretation of the cultural contexts of the human form.
5) Develop manual dexterities in figurative modeling in clay and other media.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is studio based i art making which includes theoretical and practical information relating to individual work generated in response to the set projects

Overview of Learning Resources

In addition to the reading list, there are individual tutorials, group tutorials / feedback sessions, written and visual material where appropriate.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment of all folio work by a panel including the lecturer and studio coordinator.