Sculpture Area


Sculpture provides a well-rounded studio experience involving both traditional and experimental techniques. In addition to regular courses in metal casting, wood carving / fabrication, and metal fabrication, students are encouraged to work with site-specific and installation genres.


Sculpture Courses
SCUL 177 First Year Seminar: ______
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Sculpture. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 253 Sculpture I
Introduction to sculpture. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104, or permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 300 Special Topics in Sculpture: _____
Course to be offered in an area of studio activity of specific interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104, or permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 330 Sculpture Intercepting the Waste Stream
An introductory course using engaged learning to exploring the genre of ecological art practice (eco-art.) Class focuses on the waste stream particularly as it affects the Kansas River. Through remediation events, students build works of art from trash, in turn auctioned for environmental efforts. Creative attention is focused on ecological imbalance. Prerequisite: Visual Art major or minor, or instructor permission. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 349 Metal and Glass Casting
A course in foundry techniques as related to sculpture. Both traditional and experimental procedures for casting bronze, aluminum, and iron sculpture are explored. This course is taught at the 300 and 500 levels, with additional assignments at the 500 level. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 350 Direct Metal Fabrication
The course will present a variety of techniques for fabricating metal sculpture. Oxyacetylene and electric arc welding processes will be included. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: SCUL 253. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 353 The Figure 3D: Modeling and Molding
Sculpting a figure is radically different form drawing one! You will develop a more comprehensive understanding of the human form while creating art addressing contemporary aesthetic concerns. Prerequisite: Visual Art major or minor, or instructor permission. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 354 Sculpture II
Continuation of SCUL 253. Prerequisite: SCUL 253. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 355 Sculpture III
Continuation of SCUL 354. Prerequisite: SCUL 354. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 356 Public Art
Students in this class investigate the nature of contemporary public art as well as creating their own artworks. Public Art covers a wide spectrum of art making from interventions, to street art, to murals and on to monumental sculpture. This class also covers how to present for commissions, budgeting, and legal liability. Previous work created in this class has won national awards. Prerequisite: Visual Art major or minor, or instructor permission. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 358 Sculpture II, Honors
Continuation of SCUL 253. Prerequisite: SCUL 253; membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade-point average; and permission of the department. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 359 Sculpture III, Honors
Continuation of SCUL 354 or SCUL 358. Prerequisite: SCUL 354 or SCUL 358; membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade-point average; and permission of the department. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 360 Build Smart
An introductory woodworking course that emphasizes planning, fabricating, and assembly techniques. Material handling and best practice building methods are introduced and reinforced through a series of individual woodworking projects that expose the student to the properties of wood, as well as, hand and machine woodworking tools. Significant out of class work required. Prerequisite: Visual Art major or minor, or instructor permission. LAB.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Burke, Matthew
MW 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 215 - LAWRENCE
3 68754
SCUL 362 Art and Ecology: Inhabiting the Ecosphere
An introductory course exploring the genre of ecological art practice (eco-art) through a series of engaged learning projects that focus on habitat, the waste stream and natural resources, local ecologies and interventionist creative strategies that focus attention on ecological imbalance. Prerequisite: Visual Art major or minor, or instructor permission. LAB.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Burke, Matthew
MW 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 103 - LAWRENCE
3 68748
SCUL 500 Advanced Special Topics in Sculpture: _____
Course to be offered in an area of special interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Sculpture courses, or permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 549 Metal and Glass Casting
A course in foundry techniques as related to sculpture. Both traditional and experimental procedures for casting bronze, aluminum, and iron sculpture are explored. May be repeated for credit. This course is taught at the 300 and 500 levels, with additional assignments at the 500-level. Prerequisite: SCUL 253. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 556 Sculpture IV
Continuation of SCUL 355. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: SCUL 355. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 558 Sculpture IV, Honors
Continuation of SCUL 355 or SCUL 359. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: SCUL 355 or SCUL 359; membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade-point average; and permission of the department. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 599 Individual Studies in Sculpture
Individual studio activity; capstone experience. Course content to be determined by the student under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters; a maximum of nine hours can apply toward the bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Sculpture courses, or permission of instructor. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Burke, Matthew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 58395
IND Hachmeister, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 58396
IND Swindell, Jon
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 58397
SCUL 630 Sculpture Intercepting the Waste Stream
An introductory course using engaged learning to exploring the genre of ecological art practice (eco-art.) Class focuses on the waste stream particularly as it affects the Kansas River. Through remediation events, students build works of art from trash, in turn auctioned for environmental efforts. Creative attention is focused on ecological imbalance. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 653 The Figure 3D: Modeling and Molding
Sculpting a figure is radically different form drawing one! Students will develop a more comprehensive understanding of the human form while creating art addressing contemporary aesthetic concerns. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 656 Public Art
Students in this class investigate the nature of contemporary public art as well as creating their own artworks. Public Art covers a wide spectrum of art making from interventions, to street art, to murals and on to monumental sculpture. This class also covers how to present for commissions, budgeting, and legal liability. Previous work created in this class has won national awards. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 657 Sculpture V
Continuation of SCUL 556. Prerequisite: SCUL 556. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 658 Sculpture VI
Continuation of SCUL 657. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: SCUL 657. LAB.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SCUL 660 Build Smart
This course is an introductory woodworking course that emphasizes planning, fabricating, and assembly techniques. Material handling and best practice building methods are introduced and reinforced through a series of individual woodworking projects that expose the student to the properties of wood, as well as, hand and machine woodworking tools. Significant out of class work required. Non Visual Art students require permission number from Department. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. LAB.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Burke, Matthew
MW 08:30-11:20 AM CHAL 215 - LAWRENCE
3 68755
SCUL 662 Art and Ecology: Inhabiting the Ecosphere
An introductory course exploring the genre of ecological art practice (eco-art) through a series of engaged learning projects that focus on habitat, the waste stream and natural resources, local ecologies and interventionist creative strategies that focus attention on ecological imbalance. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. LAB.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Burke, Matthew
MW 02:30-05:20 PM CHAL 103 - LAWRENCE
3 68829
SCUL 804 Special Problems in Sculpture
Individual research in sculpture: course content to be determined by the student under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: SCUL 559 and permission of instructor. RSH.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Burke, Matthew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 55291
RSH Hachmeister, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 53377
RSH Swindell, Jon
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 57944
SCUL 859 Sculpture VII
Individual research in sculpture. Prerequisite: SCUL 658. RSH.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Burke, Matthew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 55292
RSH Hachmeister, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 53378
RSH Swindell, Jon
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 57946
SCUL 905 Special Problems in Sculpture
Individual research in sculpture: course content to be determined by the student under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: SCUL 804 and permission of instructor. RSH.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Burke, Matthew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 55293
RSH Hachmeister, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 53379
RSH Swindell, Jon
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 57947
SCUL 960 Sculpture VIII
Continuation of SCUL 859. Prerequisite: SCUL 859. RSH.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Burke, Matthew
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 55294
RSH Hachmeister, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 53380
RSH Swindell, Jon
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 57948

SCULPTURE FACULTY
Matthew Burke
Associate Professor
785-864-5664
Chalmers Hall, Room B001
John Hachmeister
Associate Professor
785-864-3274
Chalmers Hall, Room 103B


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