This course is an introduction to basic human figural sculpture, designed to develop the student’s understanding of the anatomical structures of the human figure, gestural forms, constructive methods, and then applying this knowledge to create unique character and figural sculptures in traditional sculpting media, such as wire, wax, plaster, and clay. The emphasis in imagery will be: direct live model observations, translating 2-D sources into form, developing hand-eye coordination, technical discipline, and evolving a personal expressive use of materials, technique, and subject matter. All projects are designed to combine related technical, visual, and historical components. (Prequisites: VRTS 101C or VRTS 104C with a grade of “C” or higher.) A $20 fee will be assessed for all students taking VRTS 133C to cover the cost of live modeling.