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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 217

Advanced Metal Sculpture

3 Credit Hours
2 Lecture Hours
3 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This studio course is designed for the advanced artist. Emphasis will be on the different methods of welding, fabricating, and forming of metal and how these methods are applied to the principles of design in sculpture. Students will have the opportunity to investigate alternative metal fabrication techniques and processes for sculpture.


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

Course Competencies

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

  • Design a metal sculpture using a sketchbook, models and/or prototyping.
  • Explain drawings of a metal sculpture to get approval before fabrication begins.
  • Apply appropriate welding processes for fabrication of a metal sculpture.
  • Evaluate different metals for the metal sculpture creation process.
  • Operate fabrication equipment required for fabrication of metal sculpture.
  • Evaluate the boundaries of space, shape and form as part of the metal sculpture creation process.
  • Create a metal sculpture that evokes an emotion.
  • Create a metal sculpture that uses positive and negative space.
  • Predict problems inherent in surface preparation and installation of metal sculpture.
  • Produce a body of metal sculpture work that is cohesive in subject, concept and medium.
  • Write an artist’s statement that explains the subject, concept and medium of metal sculpture.
  • Evaluate metal sculpture from a technical as well as an aesthetic perspective in an objective and conceptual way.

Course Schedule

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

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

 217540238Adv Metal SculptureHYBME3Machnee M5/8/0Open$154.00R  12:30 PM-01:35 PM WEBWEB
F  12:00 PM-05:05 PM MEC450

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

 217510238Adv Metal SculptureHYBME3Machnee M8/8/0Open$154.00T  12:30 PM-01:35 PM WEBWEB
F  12:00 PM-05:05 PM MEC450

Key: Day of the Week

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