Sculpture and Post-Studio Practice
Sculpture and Post-Studio Practice at the University of Colorado-Boulder encourages an experimental and interdisciplinary approach to art making. Our curriculum synthesizes a commitment to the studio and the community, emphasizing the interplay between concept, material, and context. The program encourages various approaches to the creation of new works from concept to realization. Our courses explore the development of participatory and object-based works, ephemeral activities, public and installation art, and socially engaged, collaborative and site-specific approaches. Sculpture and Post-Studio Practice is dedicated to fostering a nurturing environment for the discovery of new and diverse possibilities that exist in the contemporary art realm.
The faculty work one on one with students to help develop each individual’s ideas and work based on individual, historical, and theoretical perspectives. Sculpture and Post-Studio Practice faculty represent varied points of view, however each is thoroughly committed to helping develop students into creative, ambitious, and engaged artists.
Facilities: The Sculpture and Post-Studio Practice Area features 7 private graduate studios (approximately 250 sq. ft. each), two studio classrooms dedicated to undergraduate courses, a 1500 sq. ft. communal studio dedicated to advanced undergraduate majors, a 450 sq. ft. critique and seminar room, a 2500 sq. ft. metal fabrication shop with state-of-the-art equipment and ventilation system, a 600 sq. ft. non-ferrous metal shop, plaster room, outdoor workspace, and opportunities for off-site project space throughout Colorado. Sharing the 2nd floor of the VAC with the Sculpture and Post-Studio Practice Area is a fully equipped and staffed Woodshop that includes a leading edge and well-maintained assortment of stationary power tools, portable power tools, and hand tools. The Woodshop also oversees a hotworks room, spray booth, and CNC machine.
Metal shop hours for Fall
M/W/F 4:00-7:00pm (Shop Monitor)
T/TH 1:00-4:00pm (Evan Blackstock) & 4:00-7:00pm (Shop Monitor)
Sun. 2:00-5:00p.m (Shop monitor)