SculptureSculpture classes within the Department of Art provide you with significant immersion experiences.
Media and processes include clay; plaster and hydrocal; bronze and jewelry casting; alabaster stone and wood carving; welded metals; mixed media; non-traditional and temporal materials; found object assemblages; and site-specific works – all with a sustained and systematic emphasis on personal expression.
The sculpture studio is well equipped with numerous hand, power and pneumatic tools, a sophisticated exhaust system, and a walk-in spray booth for maintaining a safe working environment.
The main studio area offers a belt sander; pedestal grinder; drill press; table saw; miter saw; radian arm saw and two band saws; and compressed air.
The welding area provides oxygen/acetylene torches; MIG and TIG welders; a centrifuge and burnout kiln for jewelry and small sculpture casting; a metal-cutting band saw and metal chop saw; a plasma cutting torch; and is compressed air for pneumatic tools.
The mold making room is designed to facilitate work in plaster and hydrocal, as well as stone; and is equipped with a glass bead blaster cabinet, and compressed air for stone carving air hammers and other pneumatic tools.
Duane Mickelson, who is well known for regularly exhibiting his high distinctive work throughout the region, teaches sculpture.