Gain experience with tools, explore materials, create original sculptures

One of the most ancient art forms, sculpture is distinguishable from other visual arts because it exists in three-dimensional space. Physical like us, it evokes from us a physical response. It can be made out of virtually anything, and each material comes with its own meanings and associations, which influence the artwork. This is part of what makes sculpture so powerful and exciting, and also so challenging.

During this hands-on program, you'll explore sculpture through engaging assignments, discussions, presentations, and field trips to museums, including possibly Dia:Beacon.

You'll learn to use tools such as hammers, drills, and scrapers; work with a range of materials, including cardboard, wood, and plaster; and discuss the creative process.

You'll also meet three sculptors who'll discuss their art and review your work, attend a presentation by a Cornell admissions expert, and take part in an art documentation workshop.

You'll develop your own final project, which will become part of a class installation in a Cornell gallery.

No prior knowledge of or experience in sculpture is required.