3D: Hand Production
Instructor: Erik Scollon
OAK / CORES–108 / 23 sessions
July 8-August 9, Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
July 12 & 26, Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Final Session: August 12, Mon., 9-11 a.m.
This course introduces fundamental concepts of three-dimensional art, design, and architecture. Using a variety of materials, processes, and tools, students investigate form and function including mass, weight, movement, balance, and structure. Students learn various construction methods and how to make effective material choices. Emphasis is on connecting intention with craft. Each of the 3D courses helps students create a safe studio practice and build professional time management skills. Research and iterative studies are designed to add depth to thinking and working processes. Students choose one 3D course from the selection offered. Students consider issues such as sustainable materials, reuse, diverse cultural contributions and how objects function in the world.
Making by hand is the center of production in this course. Students experiment with wood, plaster, fabric, and cardboard in addition to building connections between their intentions and the crafted object. Multiples and one-of-a-kind projects are fabricated in the studio using hand tools, power tools, and molds. Projects may have a sculptural approach or be born from a functional necessity. Emphasis is on the integrity, economy, and efficiency of material, pointing to issues of recycling and reuse.
This course satisfies the 3D core studio requirement or a studio elective.
Oakland campus, Ralls 201
Office Hours: Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
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