Soft Sculpture

Course code AART3350Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Creative Arts

Introduces students to a range of techniques and processes associated with the production of soft sculpture and the many possibilities it offers for creative expression within a contemporary framework. Experiences will embrace historical, cultural, theoretical, technical and conceptual dimensions.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To encourage experimentation and innovation in the use of textiles and soft materials in creating 3-D forms;

2. To establish relevant and appropriate knowledges of textiles and soft materials in a contemporary context, including the aesthetic and functional properties of fibre and textile structures;

3. To stimulate interesting practical and theoretical conventions of 3-D approaches using soft materials, such as fibre, yard, fabric, colouration techniques and finishes and the application of the elements and principles of design;

4. To present students with a range of materials, techniques and processes that can be used creatively such as designing, pattern making and construction of textile arts, costuimers and non-apparel items;

5. To encourage self-directed and personally innovated attitudes in 3-D textile art studies;

6. To develop visual research material which includes the studies of, and innovations by, artists, craftspersons and designers as a resource that may support teaching and learning contexts.
ContentTopics may include:

Armatures for soft forms;

Drafting and pattern making;

Model presentation and maquettes;

Wearable textiles and body art;

Textile construction techniques such as joining and finishing;

Surface treatment such as applique, quilting, embroidering, embellishments and textile surface design;

Colour on forms such as dye and print technologies;

Costume design and construction;

Presentation and installation;

Light, ambiguity and movement;

Critical analysis of soft sculptural practice involving evaluation of the use of the elements and principles of design;

Health and safety.
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of AART1300 or AART1310
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsStudio
Assessment Items
JournalStudio journal
Studio OutputStudio production
Contact HoursStudio: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AART3350