Course Title: Sculpture Studio 2B1 Fabrication

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Sculpture Studio 2B1 Fabrication

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Hong Kong Arts Centre


340H Art


Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh3 13

Course Coordinator: Peter Cripps

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3625

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: Bld 37.1

Course Coordinator Availability: Via Appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This course is for Fine Art Students from BP201 only.

Course Description

This course develops student’s practical skills in fabrication of a range of materials in relation to sculptural practice. Particular emphasis will be placed on teaching students how to work in an organized and coordinated way in order to develop production skills and processes in construction of artworks. Students will receive training in the use of workshop equipment appropriate to the projects set and receive health and safety training. In addition to skill acquisition, students will undertake a number of relevant projects examining the key role of developmental fabrication processes in their art practice.

These practical skills will be informed by lectures and discussion into the history of fabrication of both hard and soft objects within the visual arts.

Parallel trades and professions will also be explored. Students will be exposed to a broad field of practical skills and theories of production that can be applied to artistic production methods and working processes.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Develop knowledge of the processes, skills, construction methods and techniques that artists use in the construction of their artwork. To come to an understanding of the connections between concept, development process and material manifestation as it relates to art practice.

Develop practical skills in fabrication. This will include an understanding of the relationship between 2 dimensional plans and patterns and the way they inform 3 dimensional objects.

Develop knowledge and skills in fabrication processes that can be used to creatively explore materials and form a part of the creative processes applicable to the students’ own art practice.

To understand the most appropriate fabrication method for the chosen materials and that particular production methods often impact on the formal elements and design of an artwork. Through experience, learn to manage these restrictions creatively.

Develop a critical awareness of the theoretical implications of construction processes and the type and nature of form and space constructed.

Develop an appreciation of how a constructed object can be described in terms of construction process.

Become familiar with the history and practice of various forms of fabrication. Understand the way that various allied trades and professions have developed their own working processes and methods of production that can be applied to artistic production.

Understand the value and practice of an organized and practical working process as an effective and safe production method.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is studio based in 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.