Course title:Studio of Sculpture 4
Faculty:Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
Department:Department of Sculpture
Course code:KSO / 1ASO4
Level of study:Bc.
Format of study:Lecture 2 [Hours/Week], Practical classes 6 [Hours/Week]
Name of the lecturer:doc. Mgr. Jaroslav Koléšek, ArtD. (G); MgA. Martin Mydlarčík, Dr.
Language:Czech, English
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Annotation:The aim of the foundation course Studio 4 is to acquire knowledge and skills in mastering of individual technologies, workflows and materials used in sculpture today. Students learn to use these methods and techniques in new contexts and adapt them to their own content and intentions. They learn the rules of working with a statue as a building of volumes and shapes in space, based on the principles of the use of tectonics of matter, the use of organic and inorganic morphology and geometry. In study modeling, they work with a living model, studying the figure on a scaled-down scale. In this way, they try to understand the mass, space, internal structure, and overall architecture of the statue. They are getting insights into the laws of working with scale. Alternating with their studies work they produce their own themes in free creation. Here, they independently choose topics and inspirational sources. They are assigned tasks so that they can reflect on themselves and on the contemporary world by their own means of expression. They learn to manage all kinds of sculptural materials (clay, gypsum, wood, metal, concrete, stone, artificial resins). They are finding their own selves. Students also theoretically enter historical contexts in the form of written assignments. They are getting a picture of a detailed overview of the history of sculpture during the first half of the 20th century. The lectures are alternated with visits to museums and galleries, where students are getting familiar with the contemporary scene and history of not only the sculpting, but also of other artistic disciplines. The course is divided into five basic areas. Working with a model, working on assigned tasks, free creation, preparation of a report, a series of lectures.