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ARTS 277

Casting Clay: Repetition and Refinement

Casting allows the artist to quickly generate multiples from both found objects and original designs. In this course, students will develop creative projects using casting techniques that range from simple press molds to more complex plaster mold systems. These mold-making practices, often associated with industry and mass production, will serve as a springboard for consideration of issues such as originality, authorship, production, consumption and recontextualization. In addition to working on assigned projects, this course will engage students in the various aspects of studio art practice such as concept development, problem solving, materials testing, visual literacy and critical thinking. Course may be taken or repeated at the 300 level with advanced expectations and consent of instructor. Not offered pass/fail.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities 1 course