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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Art and Design - ART 117

Foundations of Metal Sculpture

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course will explore the theory of contemporary sculpture with metal. Emphasis will be on theory of sculpture and how the different methods of welding, fabricating and forming metal apply to the principles of design in sculpture. The required assignments will help develop an understanding of fabrication techniques, conceptual thinking as well as artistic insight. This class is flexible enough to accommodate the entry-level or the advanced artist.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Document the intent for a metal sculpture.
  • Document the elements of subject, concept and medium in a metal sculpture.
  • Construct a metal sculpture using scavenged metal as a medium.
  • Resolve problems inherent in surface preparation and installation of metal sculpture.
  • Explain metal sculpture from a technical as well as an aesthetic perspective in an objective and conceptual way.
  • Explain how the appropriate processes and tools support the creation of metal sculpture as an art form.
  • Construct a metal sculpture that emulates another artist’s technique or concept.
  • Discuss how artistic insight is characterized in metal sculpture.
  • Summarize the boundaries of space, shape and form as part of the metal sculpture creation process.
  • Summarize the process involved in making a metal sculpture.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 117540208Found Metal SculptHYBME3Machnee M6/8/0Open$154.00R  11:00 AM-12:20 PM WEBWEB
F  09:00 AM-11:20 AM MEC450

Winter; 2021; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2021

 117510208Found Metal SculptHYBME3Machnee M8/8/0Open$154.00R  11:00 AM-12:20 PM WEBWEB
F  09:00 AM-11:20 AM MEC450

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday