ART 103: 3D Foundations

Class Program
Degree Code
Humanities Performance/Skill
Credits 5 Lecture Hours 44 Lab Hours 22

An introduction to the study of three-dimensional design explored through text and various media in sculpture.


Quarters Offered
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. Apply the principles and elements of art to demonstrate knowledge of three-dimensional form.
  2. Formulate aesthetic relationships between form and space by applying compositional design for desired effect.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of shadow and space in sculptural form to gain experience in observing, recalling, and interpreting visual environment.  
  4. Prepare finished work for display.
Course Content Outline
  1. Basic three dimensional concepts
    1. Form
    2. Shape
    3. Mass
    4. Volume
  2. Materials and techniques
    1. Clay
    2. Plaster
    3. Wood linear construction
    4. Recycled materials
    5. Layered paper plane construction
  3. Three dimensional exercises
    1. Modeling a hand in clay
    2. Architectural relief
    3. Linear forms in space
    4. Reconfiguring packaging material into a new form
    5. Layering planes into a form in space
Department Guidelines

All art work will be evaluated using the objectives of the course. Consideration will be given to individual differences in talent and abilities.

A= Excellent work, unique ideas and idea development, excellent craftsmanship, outstanding effort and involvement.
B= Above average work, good idea development and craftsmanship, extra time and effort.
C= Average work, average ideas and/or craftsmanship, minimal time and effort (just getting by).
D= Below average work, poor ideas, little involvement.
F= Any project not turned in will receive an F and no hope of a final semester grade higher than a C.

PO5 should be assessed: Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources.