Sculpture OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Online Undergraduate Course on Sculpture and Sculpture History

Published Feb 18, 2009

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Sculpture is an art form that has been around since the pre-historic age. 'Introduction to Sculpture,' an OpenCourseWare that is provided free of charge by The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is an introduction to sculpture and the history of sculpture. Undergraduate students with an interest in art or art history are sure to find this course beneficial.

Introduction to Sculpture: Course Specifics

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Introduction to Sculpture: Course Description

Sculptures come in many forms and materials, including bronze, clay concrete, iron, marble, ice, snow and wood. They can be modeled, cast, carved, or constructed and can be based on a variety of themes, such as religion, wildlife, personalities and historical figures. 'Introduction to Sculpture' is a free course that is offered by MIT Department of Architecture as a part of the school's OpenCouseWare initiative. The purpose of this course is to expose students to the fundamentals of sculpture and sculpture history. Its primary focus is on concepts like site, context, process psychology and the aesthetics of the object, as well as the object's relationship to the body. This course, which is delivered in a lecture format, is taught by Professor Sanjit Sethi. Students who complete this course will receive a thorough introduction to a variety of sculpture materials and methods, including wood, plaster, metal, fabric, rubber and discarded objects

The materials for this OpenCourseWare are comprised of downloadable assignments and projects. If you would like to take this course, visit the introduction to sculpture course page.

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