ADN 492: Special Topics in Design – Sculpting

Instructor: Klára Horáčková
Credits: 3
GEP: Elective

Course Description

The Sculpting course is designed to help students develop creative practices, artistic knowledge, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a variety of materials. An emphasis will be on visual communication and creative production in two and three- dimensional media, covering the main sculpting techniques and principles, proceeding from the basics to more complex tasks.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the semester, students should be capable of developing their own projects from initial ideas and drawings to realization in the material. They should be able to implement their vision independently and with confidence, using all the techniques and principles this course will cover. Students are expected to take notes about their projects and processes, as well as a sketchbook of ideas. Finalized works will be exhibited at the end of the semester within the NC State Prague.

Course Structure

The course will involve work in traditional and contemporary media and develop students understanding of composition, proportions, perspective, scale, morphology, and context. During the semester students will realize several projects that will be graded separately at the end of each project. Drawing and sketching workshop will be taught prior to the start of the course. Classes will be complemented with visits of contemporary art and design exhibitions.