Figurative Clay Scupture

As a result of taking this course, students will:

  1. Manipulate a quantity of clay into a likeness of the human form using basic sculpture and ceramic techniques.

  2. Create a realistic likeness of the human head by manipulating a clay cylinder using compression, stretching, and addition.

  3. Identify from examples distinct historical stylistic treatments of the human form.

  4. Be able to create a likeness of the human form in a distinct historical style using clay.

  5. Analyze a figurative sculpture in terms of the design continuum.

  6. Draw a likeness of the human form from a live model.

  7. Use a drawing from a live model as a reference in creating a 3-dimensional likeness of the human form.

  8. Create drawings from reproductions of examples of distinct historical treatments of the human form.

  9. Identify historic styles in the work of contemporary sculptors of the human form.