Aug 13, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman or Sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.

Catalog Description:

ART 2145 - Sculpture I (3 hrs.)

This is an introductory studio course introducing basic sculptural processes, materials, tools, and equipment. This course focuses on developing the skills and aesthetics relating to the different materials and processes used in creating sculpture. Studio safety will be emphasized. Processes will include additive/modeling, constructive, subtractive/carving, and replacement/casting. This course is open to all students and not restricted to art majors.

Course Classification:




Controlling Purpose:

Sculpture I is designed for those who have had some previous experience in art buy it is not mandatory.  This is an introduction to the principles and elements of three-dimensional design.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to display the ability to transform a two dimensional into a three dimensional design.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other content as time allows.

UNIT 1:  Introduction

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to explain the principles of 3-dimensional design.

  • Understand the purpose of 3-dimensional design.
  • Become familiar with the elements of design
  • Be able to understand the principles of design.

UNIT 2:  Assemblage

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully perform and build sculptures.

  • Apply principles of design and execute in 3-dimensional.
  • Describe how to assemble art forms.
  • Resolve problems in 3-dimensional sculpture.

Projects Required:

As assigned by instructor


Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability, which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.