Sculpture I

Course Information
TitleΓΛΥΠΤΙΚΗ 1 / Sculpture I
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolVisual and Applied Arts
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorAris Katsilakis
Course ID280006893

Programme of Study: New PPS of School of Visual and Applied Arts (2014-today)

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
GLYPTIKĪSArtistic Spesialization118

Class Information
Academic Year2022 – 2023
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will: - Develop the ability to render volume, planes, and space from the human model, and objects' composition set in the studio using charcoal, acrylics, ink, pencil, etc. - Study in-depth the human figure through plastic sketches and bust from a human model or a casted head. - Understand through practice, the use of different mediums as well as the technology of materials that are used in sculpture, such as clay, plaster, marble, metal, wood, resins, etc. - Gain the ability to process an artistic concept in a small scale 3D preparatory maquette for a sculpture. - Produce an autonomous work of art on a small, medium, or bigger scale in clay, plaster, metal, marble, wood, etc. - Become familiar with visual arts' terminology that is used in sculpture both at the theoretical and technical level.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Gradual familiarization and development of students' visual vocabulary, setting sculpture as the main core. Daily studio practices with various materials combined with seminars, presentations, and visits to art spaces in Greece and abroad, lay students' primary foundation for an artistic inquiry into sculpture. The class includes drawing exercises from observation -human model, objects- with various materials such as charcoal, ink, acrylic, pencil, etc. as well as plastic sketches from the human model mainly with clay. Seminars on the use of multiple mediums such as metal, marble, wood, plaster, and other materials as resins, ceramics, wax, etc. Combined exercises on various topics focused on students' first steps towards artistic research and experimentation with materials. Concept design exercises are also introduced to create 3D plastic maquettes for large-scale sculptures, creating their own personal work of art by applying certain techniques and mediums. Seminars on sculpture and its presence through the history of Contemporary Art. Presentation of a specific topic with an emphasis on contemporary sculptors and trends through which the students will initiate their personal research by using bibliography from the library, visits to museums, art spaces, internet, etc. Discussions referring to the relationship between form and content in sculpture as it appears in their artistic proposal. Exhibitions and collaborative artistic hands-on practices are organized with social and educational institutes to enhance both students' artistic and educational skills.
art studio
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Slide presentation during lessons. Use of image processing and multimedia software accessible to students. Use of internet for visits to Museums, libraries, artists' and gallery sites. Communication via academic mail.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work
Reading Assigment
Artistic Workshop2508.3
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Artistic creation
Other / Others
Student Assessment
Continuous assessment (daily, mid-term) Homework Oral presentations. Studio and practical exercises. Final examination and exhibition of the students' artistic work at the end of the semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Εικαστικά Έργα Φοιτητών (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλίο [15054]: Ιστορία της σύγχρονης τέχνης, Arnason H. H. Βιβλίο [16226]: Η τέχνη, Auguste Rodin Βιβλίο [102070775]: Εκμάγευση και αναπαραγωγή - Β' έκδοση, Σώτας Σ. Δημήτρης
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