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Sculpture: Direct Metals (ARTS 2233)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 1
Lab Credits: 2

Description: This course is an investigation of three-dimensional spatial problems through basic welding techniques. You will be introduced to the use of the formal qualities of the elements and principles used in the expression of ideas. Engaging critical thinking you will articulate individual responses to the conditions of universal existence. You will research both historical and contemporary metal art through electronic imagery, local galleries and museums. You will learn how to set up an economical studio, purchase stock and maintain equipment.

Topical Outline:
1. Introduction to basic welding skills and safety
2. Appraise and articulate individual responses to ideas
3. Analysis of the elements and principles of good art design used to define content
4. Interpretation of art works as expressions within an historical or social context
5. Research contemporary and historical metal art

Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate safe metal welding techniques
2. Analyze art works as expressions of individual or human values within a cultural context
3. Convey the formal qualities of the elements and principles used to express ideas
4. Point out historical or social contexts within art works
5. Articulate the similarities and differences of historical and contemporary metal sculpture

MnTC: Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts