Jordan College of the Arts
Art Program

ART360, Space: Sculpture + 3D Design:  The focus of this course is the creation of 3 dimensional
works utilizing traditional and nontraditional materials. Discussions, lectures and critiques will explore and emphasize concept, materials, space, form, site, presentation, craft, and context.

This course explores the fundamentals of sculpture and 3D design, beginning with found objects and recyclable materials. Students also learn mold-making using both traditional means, including plaster, and digital,
particularly the use of 3D scanning. Students utilize Blender to create 3D prints.


  • Sculpture
  • 3D Design
  • Mold-making

Students build skills that allow them to make three
dimensional artwork and designs.


  • Plaster of Paris
  • Concrete
  • Found objects and recyclable materials
  • 3D Printing

Students work with found and recyclable materials, including paper and cardboard, to learn the basics of sculpture and 3D design. Mold-making techniques allow students to replicate and manipulate objects, transforming them into plaster and concrete. Meanwhile 3D scanning and printing affords the opportunity to apply these same concepts digitally.


  • Blender
  • Makerbot 3D Printer
  • Makerbot Digitizer (3D Scanner)

Sketchup and Blender are used to create and manipulate 3D meshes that can be printed on the 3D Printer. The 3D scanner can 'digitize' small objects, create a digital mesh by scanning objects on a turntable.

Key Student Objectives

By the end of this course students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of art + design, including visual vocabulary, and technical sensibility towards composition and materials.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of connectivity of a variety of art + design methods, materials, techniques and technologies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual underpinning of art + design in terms of history, process and theory.
  • Interpret, compare and critique their own and other's work in terms of materials, processes and concepts (demonstrating critical abilities with respect to innovation, craft and sophistication).

Gallery of Student Work created in Art360