Undergraduate Course: Wood Sculpture (LLLA07039)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
This course allows students to develop the basic skills of wood carving and some elements of construction and assemblage. During the first 2 days students will learn various techniques of carving with both hand tools and with basic power tools and establish a necessary level of basic skills. The course will consider both traditional and contemporary wood sculpture practice, basic cutting and joining techniques, treatment of wood surfaces, interior and exterior installation, wood colouring, relief and 3D carving techniques, the use and inclusion of found objects and materials, such as metal, plastics, driftwood etc. Thereafter the emphasis will be on giving each individual student a chance to develop in a direction which is suitable for their own abilities and aspirations and also allows for the input/development of more personal and creative ideas.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Lifelong Learning - Session 1
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 27,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||This course will be assessed by the submission of a portfolio of visual art works within the discipline studied. This will include a selection of resolved art works, preparatory studies, visual research and evidence of a contextual awareness through a completed sketchbook and/or visual journal. The work must be presented in a clear and professional manner appropriate to the discipline. The submission should include work undertaken within the class as well as directed and independent study out with the class. Typically, this will comprise:
Class Contact hours: 27.5 (work undertaken during the class)
Directed hours: 27.5 (work the tutor has set students to each week in their own time)
Independent Study Hours: 45 (work students set themselves to do, relevant to the discipline studied)
The combined submission will be assessed against the three learning outcomes for this course. These are equally weighted and each will be given a percentage grade. To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 30% in each learning outcome and an overall combined mark of 40% minimum.
|No Exam Information
| By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:
Research and develop a range of visual ideas sympathetic for working in wood and in 3 dimensions which explore a range of established sculptural practices.
show competence in a range of traditional and contemporary wood-carving and construction techniques to complete a range of ambitious 3D studies and sculptures in wood.
select and present range of sketches, studies, maquettes and finished sculptures in wood which demonstrate the use of research and individual enquiry.
BALKENHOL, S., 1998, Sculptures and Drawings, Hirshorn Museum, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz
GIMENEZ, C., GALE, M., 2004, Constantin Brancusi -The essence of things, London: Tate Gallery
CURTIS, P., 1998, Barbara Hepworth, London: Tate Gallery
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Ability to make effective use of skills in wood carving and construction techniques
Understanding of the requirements for working in 3D
Knowledge and skills in making sculptures
Ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of wood sculpture within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
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