Sculpture - Tools, Techniques, and Concepts
The sculpture curriculum at the University of Toledo encourages working in every imaginable material and process available to the student, from the most traditional methods of representational clay modeling, using the human figure as reference, to live performance. Located at the Center for Sculptural Studies, the sculpture program utilizes a beautifully lit, generously equipped woodshop, a comprehensive metal working facility and foundry, and even a small gallery for viewing works in progress. Within easy walking distance is the Georgia and David K. Welles Sculpture Garden, The Glass Pavilion, and the outstanding collections of The Toledo Museum of Art.
Sculpture students work in a wide variety of media and processes from the traditional to the innovative. Casting and foundry work blends with 3D printing, CNC router techniques, and vacuum forming. As always, the 3D processes are hands-on and interactive. Students also learn how to utilize sculpture-making tools from a simple screwdriver to a laser etcher.
Scenes from "Figurative Sculpture" at UT/3D...anatomy of the head and neck using Rubin's "Anatomy for Artists", and reproduction human skulls as a reference.
Sculpting the head from the inside out. What is the underlying structure that holds our facial features in place and makes us who we uniquely are?