Undergraduate Course: Sustainable Sculpture Practice (ARTX08064)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course introduces students to the discipline of Sculpture and engages with the current debates concerned with developing a sustainable practice in the Arts. Students will be introduced to the fundamental knowledge and skills of Sculpture with a particular focus on enhancing creative thinking methods and social responsibility.
Students work on two complementary projects exploring materiality through assemblage construction and reductive working methods as a way of engaging with the current debates surrounding environmental and social sustainability in the Arts.
Students will be encouraged to consider the concept of sustainability in reference to specific cultural, environmental and socio-political frameworks and the implications for the production of Art in the 21st Century. They will explore these issues through the development of a sculptural process that incorporates experimenting, presenting and reflecting. The focus for these projects will be the development of relative thinking through physical experimentation and reflexive methodologies. This will enable them to apply research and making skills in the development of their ideas within the context of sustainable practice in the Arts.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Contemporary Art Practice (AREA08001)
||Other requirements|| This course is primarily for Art students only, should there still be spaces available after welcome week, you can ask your personal tutor/admin team to enrol you.
|Additional Costs|| Materials
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||**Art courses are high-demand, meaning that they have a very high number of students wishing to enrol in a very limited number of spaces.**
These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the departments, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces.
Please note that this course may incur materials costs & field trip costs.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 3,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 24,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4,
Formative Assessment Hours 3,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
You will be asked to upload five images of your finished sculptural work in context, including details, and five images of supporting research onto the VLE (Learn) along with a written reflection of your concepts, background research and general approach to the project. This written evaluation (maximum of 1500 words) should demonstrate reflection on your working process and how your ideas developed throughout the project.
Due in Week 11, Semester 2.
||Formative Assessment (due in Week 5):
You will be asked to present your sculptural response to the project in a group crit situation and articulate your thinking process. You will receive verbal feedback.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Evaluate: Evaluate and respond to projects briefs and formulate appropriate approaches.
- Develop: Apply fundamental and conceptual development in response to materiality and sustainable sculptural processes.
- Realise: Realise sculptural project solutions through transparent creative methodologies.
|Demos, T.J., 2009. The politics of Sustainability: Contemporary Art and Ecology. Radical Nature: Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009. London: Barbican Art Gallery|
"Kiki Smith: her home" / Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Kunsthalle Nurnberg; [Katalog, Herausgeber, Martin Hentschel und Ellen Seifermann]: Library bibID: 1878318, Author: Smith, Kiki
Klein, N, 2014. This Changes Eveything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
"Eva Hesse" Library bibID: 1885386, Author: Lipard, Lucy R.
"Richard Wentwoth's thinking aloud" Library bibID: 1893951, Author: SOUTH BANK CENTRE (LONDON)
"Sculpture today", Library bibID: 1877409, Author: Collins, Judith
"Tony Cragg, Sculpture 1975 - 1990" Library bibID: 463082, Author: Schimmel, Paul
Vladmir, A., 2006 Home-Made: Contemporary Russian Folk Artifacts (Fuel Publishing, London, 2006)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Transferable creative skills
|Keywords||Sustainable Art,Sculpture Practice
|Course organiser||Mr Kevin Dagg
Tel: (0131 6)51 5886
|Course secretary||Miss Hannah Morrison
Tel: (0131 6)51 5763