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Meet the Faculty
Sculpture includes the creating, shaping, or combining of three-dimensional objects. Designs may be produced in freestanding objects (i.e., in the round), in relief, or in environments, and a variety of media may be used, including clay, wax, stone, metal, fabric, wood, plaster, rubber, and found objects. Materials may be carved, modeled, molded, cast, wrought, welded, sewn, or assembled and combined.
Students learn subtractive (carving) and additive (construction, welding) techniques as well as casting and mold making. They receive instruction in working with plaster, clay, and metal. The sculpture area includes a foundry, woodshop, welders, pneumatic tools, sand-blast units, and other tools and equipment.
The Rebel Sculpture Society
The Rebel Sculpture Society (RSS) is an organization of advanced sculpture students and is led by Professor Durant Thompson. The group meets once a month to promote awareness of sculptural exhibitions and events, employment opportunities, and educational options. Meetings involve discussions for possible field trips to museums and conferences. They also choose visiting artists’ to invite to the school to demonstrate through workshops and give lectures. RSS holds its own metal casting event at least once a year where the community is invited to donate materials and participate in casting activities. For more information, call (662) 915-5828.
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