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2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 291 - Sculpture: Metal Casting

5 Credit(s)

Designed for students with prior sculpture training who desire to learn the method and theory of the lost-wax foundry casting process. Students will gain the experience of using wax as the direct sculptural medium, preparing the sculpture for casting, and the foundry processes of burnout, melting, and pouring. Contents and expected learning proficiencies of this course vary from term to term. May be repeated up to 9 total credits.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. Expand their knowledge of historical and contemporary metal sculpting methods.

2. Develop a greater understanding of form/concept relationships in their work.

3. Develop knowledge of materials and carving techniques typically used in bronze sculpture.

4. Learn critical thinking skills, as well as the ability to discuss and defend their artwork in a thoughtful manner.

5. Broaden their knowledge of sculptural processes with the addition of mold making, welding and patina work.

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