This course introduces the fundamentals of three-dimensional art, including historical background, vocabulary, materials, tools, the methods of construction, and surface treatment. Sculpture projects will employ the use of a variety of media including clay, wood, metal, glass, wire, found objects, etc., and are inspired by the study of established sculptors. Ceramic instruction includes hand-building technique, coil and slab construction, introduction to wheel throwing, and glazing methods. Emphasis will be placed on safety, respect, work ethic, creative expression, and aesthetic problem-solving. Students are encouraged to compete in various national art competitions as well as Texas VASE and TAPPS contests.