He or she then pours in a melted down metal or other liquid that later hardens. Bronze is a common metal used in casting. Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin. Contemporary artists have been known to use chocolate and soap as a casting medium
1. Sculpture Vocabulary
2. The 4 ways to create sculpture• Additive• Subtractive• Modeling• Casting
3. Sculptors Draw…• Before creating sculptures many sketches from multiple viewpoints must be created.• Even though the final product is 3D the sculptor must be proficient in drawing and painting.
4. Relief and in the round• Relief sculpture refers to the only type of sculpture that is not viewed from all sides.• Sculpture that is “in the round” is viewed by all sides• Both types of sculpture can be created in the four traditional ways.
5. Armature:• internal support, often used to supply strength, or to provide weight reductions by providing volume and mass, which saves on outer material such as plaster
6. Casting:• is a process, where the sculptor starts by making a mold.
7. Carving:• Carving is a subtractive process. Michelangelo used the subtractive process of carving marble
8. Modeling:• is the building up and shaping of soft material to create a sculpture. Oil based clay model Bronze from clay model
9. There are two basic shapes or forms• Organic• Geometric
10. Medium:• the materials we use in sculpture such as Marble by clay, paper, wax, Michelangelo marble, stone, plaster, wire, metal Acrylic by Frederick and various other Hart materials. The tools used to manipulate the materials are not considered a medium. Oaxacan wood carving
11. The 3 fundamentals of sculpture are:• form• content• technique
12. Review: 4 Ways to create a sculpture• Modeling, subtracting, casting, and assembling are the four ways to create a sculpture. Modeling Carving Casting Assembling