Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

Art 389 Metal Casting

An upper level sculpture course that explores Bronze and Aluminum casting using the lost wax method. Builds on mold making and casting skills developed in lower-division sculpture courses. Students will expand their sculptural thinking, refine their personal visual language, and advance the development of their ideas. They will develop skills in lost wax casting as well as explore experimental materials, methods and concepts of casting in the context of contemporary sculpture. Research and presentations of living sculptors expand on this perspective and help create context for contemporary issues and in class discussions which investigate those issues.




Prerequisites: (required for art and art history majors and recommended for non-majors), Art 292. Art 291 recommended for all majors. Open to non-majors with instructor’s consent or departmental approval.
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