Our sculpture department has two welding cells and it’s very own woodshop. Students in sculpture are taught how to use brazing and soldering tools to construct forms out of metal. Assemblage techniques as well as mold making, casting and multiples are part of the sculpture repertoire. We also offer stone carving, usually alabaster, as well as woodcarving and other reductive working materials. Last year we were proud to include an English wheel, which is used to shape sheet metals into curvilinear planes!


Foundation Art Learning Outcome Overview: 


 Students will demonstrate an understanding of sculptural processes: Construction, Substitution, Addition and Subtraction

– Understand and follow of Health and Safety essential to the operation of a sculpture studio. Understand WHMIS symbols and pass a test prior to receiving studio access

– Familiarity with sculpture types: Linear, Planar and Mass, Kinetic, Relief, In the Round, Assemblage, and Ephemeral

– Students will work with sculptural materials including: Wire, steel, wood, alabaster, plaster, resin and plexi-glass

– Familiarity with equipment and tools utilized in the studio: Band saw, scroll saw, drill press, mig welder, oxy acetylene torch welder, dye grinder

– Students will demonstrate an understanding of the creative process and concept development

– Students will become familiar with several artists relevant to International Canadian modern and contemporary sculpture to aid in the creation of their own work


Specials Learning Outcome Overview: 


– Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between surface and form

– Ongoing sketchbook practice, critical thinking and personally relevant ideas through tutorials and group critique

– Students will become familiar with plaster and silicone mold making practices

– Students will culminate the year with the development of a body of work: including proposal, time management, budget, and creation