IU South Bend Sculpture
The sculpture program at Indiana University South Bend includes both traditional figure studies and current approaches to the field. The curriculum is designed to facilitate students as they pursue creative work in a wide range of traditional media, techniques, and conceptual orientations. The traditional object-associated approach continues to be a very important foundation.
This website is a compilation of images that document classroom activities since 2004 from visiting artist lectures and workshops to student exhibitions and field trips. It showcases the artwork produced by all levels of sculpture students: beginning, intermediate, advanced, and BFA. Throughout these pages, we enter the classroom's creative world of process and method, of influences and stimuli, of materials and ideas, watching as the raw material of thought takes visual form.
The sculpture facilities are located at 910 East Wayne Street in South Bend, IN. The sculpture house includes a figure studies modeling room, an area for making ceramic shell molds, and a room for working with wax. There is a small wood shop, a welding and blacksmithing facility, a glass kiln for fusing and slumping glass. There is not highly sophisticated equipment or technology in the sculpture house. Rather, the focus is on providing a community environment in which students have the opportunity to pursue their own work in sculpture while exchanging information and ideas with other students and faculty members.