THE KING'S UNIVERSITY
|NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:
Betty-Jo Lecours, MA, BFA
|CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:
||credits 3 (hrs lect 0 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 6)
||This studio course explores the principles of three-dimensional
design, and develops skills in a variety of media and
techniques: papier mach, assemblage, carving and modelling in
various materials, and scale maquette. A wide range of painting
and finishing techniques are employed. The use of found and
recycled materials is emphasized. Students are expected to
invest about $25.00 in their basic tools. Materials are
you should have of your own: Pencil, eraser, small sketchbook, knife
with snap-off blades, needle-nose or combination pliers, steel ruler at
least 50cm, small paint brushes suitable for acrylics. Keep your
tools in your drawer when not in use to avoid “sharing” them with
fellow students. Tools supplied by the instructor for general use
must not be stored in your drawer, andwhen left on your workspace may be moved by the instructor or another student. |
completed projects are displayed on campus. Late projects are
submitted only by permission requested and granted prior to the
deadline. Grading is provided with written evaluation notes using a
rubric provided with the assignment description. There is no
final written examination. |
|MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
|Contribution to collaborative installation||15%
|Papier Mache Portrait Bust||25%
W Sept 4 Introduction to the studio and course.Messing around with a
plentiful, cheap material: corrugated cardboard with hot glue, white
glue, and construction adhesive to build a three-dimensional cardboard
- 2 M Sept 9 Finish cardboard critters and Submit for 5% (Final Due date Sept 16 but no more in class work time).
W Sept 11 Introduction to installations. Field trip to Art Gallery of
Alberta to visit gallery and see William Kentridge’s installation
Procession. Add/drop deadline.
- 4 M Sept 16 Cont’d introduction to installations assignment. Tour of installation sites. Assignment into working groups.
- 5 W Sept 18 Group brainstorming session for collaborative installations sites. Gather potential objects and materials.
- 6 M Sept 23 Building pieces for the collaborative installation
- 7 W Sept 25 Building pieces for the collaborative installation
- 8 M Sept 30 Install installations and submit for 15%
W Oct 2 Introduce papier mache self-portrait project. Demonstrate basic
papier mache processes, brainstorm, research and start building basic
- 10 M Oct 7 Continue building papier mache construction and put on first layers.
- 11 W Oct 9 Continue building papier mache layers, improvise clothing and hair structures. Adding on symbolic elements.
- M Oct 14 No class - Thanksgiving Day
- 12 W Oct 16 Final layers of papier mache and application of special textures
- 13 M Oct 21 Paint-prep portraits with primer or gesso, practice painting techniques with acrylics.
- 14 W Oct 23 Complete painting portraits. Submit for 25%.
M Oct 28 Introduce Styro carving project, demonstrate basic carving
techniques. Design styro panel and transfer design to
- 16 W Oct 30 Carve styro panel
- 17 M Nov 4 Continue carving.
- 18 W Nov 6 Complete carving.
- 19 M Nov 11 Prepare styro panel for paint with drywall mud and primer. Paint demonstration.
- 20 W Nov 13 Paint styro panel and submit for 25%
M Nov 18 Introduce storytelling sculpture project. Consider subjects,
found objects, interviews, audio and 3d illustration.
- 22 W Nov 20 Choose subject and begin developing storytelling component
- 23 M Nov 25 Continue work on storytelling sculpture
- 24 W Nov 27 Continue work on storytelling sculpture
- 25 M Dec 2 Continue work on storytelling sculpture
- 26 W Dec 4 Last day of class. Present storytelling sculptures 30% of final grade.