Undergraduate Course: Wood Sculpture (LLLA07039)
|School||Centre for Open Learning
||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 CENTRE FOR OPEN LEARNING (COL.); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH COL 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
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| RESEARCH 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. PRACTICE 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. PRESENT 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 Oliver Reed
|Course secretary||Mr Benjamin McNab
Tel: (0131 6)51 4832