Steel Fabrication and Armature Construction


James Payne

SCULPT 623 001
3 credit hours
Lab Fee $150 

Steel is an extremely versatile material for creating visual and structural forms. In this class students will learn how to work with steel on fundamental level in a supportive shop environment. Techniques such as mig welding, cutting, grinding, and polishing will be introduced and explored. Students will also test the functionality of their armatures and structures by incorporating other materials such as plaster and concrete. Slide presentations on historical and contemporary examples will augment studio work. Final projects will incorporate steel with found, cast, and other materials.