What is it like to be a sculpture student at Marshall?
In the Sculpture Emphasis we think conceptually, work interdisciplinary, experiment readily, and form a deep skillset in a wide range of materials using numerous processes. Our students become adept in the wood and metal shops along with becoming proficient in a number of computer technologies to aid in construction. Outside of traditional sculpture, we experiment with video and sound installations, performance, social practice, public art, and aspects of post-studio artmaking. All these ways of making demand critical thinking skills to invent creative solutions. In addition to extensive hands-on work, students can expect to get an in-depth understanding of contemporary sculpture and the artists who are expanding the field.
The Sculpture Studio is an 8,000 square foot warehouse space with 28 foot ceilings. It is a spacious environment with room for each student, beginning through advanced, to learn technique and refine their artistic vision. The equipment available to the student is extensive and is professionally maintained by faculty and technical staff. Safe studio practices are taught and strictly maintained so that each student can not only learn them, but apply them throughout their entire professional career. While experimentation is encouraged and recognized as a necessary part of the creative process, it takes place in an orderly and safe environment. All sculpture students are provided with their own personal studio spaces.