2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin

ART 117 Portrait Sculpture for Beginners

3 hours

Students will learn the anatomy of the head as they create self portraits or portraits of others in clay. They will be guided through a step-by-step progression of making a head from the skull to the finer details of the face. They will study and compare portrait sculpture of such non-Western cultures as ancient China, 18th Century Benin, Nigeria, and ancient Mexico with portrait sculpture from Western cultures such as ancient Greece and Rome, Renaissance Italy, and contemporary America and Europe.