This class is a hands-on studio class utilizing both traditional and unexpected materials to create works that are metaphors for experiencing today's world. We will focus on a more inclusive definition of sculpture as a broad discipline, crossing over a wide range of mediums and dealing with a variety of issues - the personal, spiritual, humorous, poetic, formal, social, and political. We will explore materials and objects, structures, installations (environments), and immateriality (performance, video, light) with a more conceptual framework to encourage quick thinking and ""flexibility"" as artists. Visiting artist lectures, museum field trips, basic casting/mold-making, woodshop, and metalshop demonstration will be included. Periodical readings will be assigned, with discussions to follow. Documentation will also be viewed as part of the work.