3D Design: Sculpture

3D Design: Sculpture

Understanding Sculpture

  • Gain thorough knowledge of different sculpture styles such as Classical, Modern, Abstract, etc.
  • Understand the transition of sculptural practices from Primitive Art to Post-Modern Art.
  • Analyse distinctive styles of various sculptors like Michelangelo, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and others.
  • Learn how different elements like form, texture, volume, and balance function in the realm of sculpture.

Aspects of Sculptural Design

  • Gain insight into how a sculpture is created from the initial thought to its final form.
  • Familiarise with the use of sketches or small-scale models popularly known as maquettes for designing sculptures.
  • Comprehend the role of different materials like clay, wood, bronze, and others in creating varied forms of sculptures.
  • Appreciate the significance of proportions and balance in sculptures and their impact on human perception.
  • Understand the importance of sustainability in sculptural practices via recycling materials, sustainable sourcing etc.

Practical Application

  • Enhance the ability to sketch or create maquettes for representing initial ideas or concepts of sculptures.
  • Be able to create own sculptures by exploring different materials, tools, and techniques.
  • Learn how to mould clay, cast bronze, carve wood, or assemble found objects to create unique forms.
  • Understand how to translate a concept or idea into a three-dimensional form that communicates effectively with the viewer.

Evaluation and Analysis

  • Learn to critically analyse existing sculptures based on their style, material, form, balance, and theme.
  • Develop the ability to articulate and present design decisions effectively.
  • Evaluate how sculptures can affect the user or viewer’s interaction with space.
  • Understand how sculptures reflect and impact the culture, surroundings, and society they inhabit.

Technology and Technique in Sculpture

  • Familiarise with the role of modern techniques like casting, welding, carving, and assemblage in contemporary sculpture.
  • Understand the importance of technology in sculpture, for instance, digital sculpting and 3D printing.
  • Gain insight into how these technologies have expanded the possibilities in the realm of sculpture.
  • Study how evolving technologies enable artists to explore complex forms and themes.