Defy time + space

Sculpture at the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design incorporates all media and encourages interdisciplinary work and experimentation. The curriculum offers a diverse range of perspectives driven by a highly adaptive and rigorous studio environment. Students are encouraged to challenge sculptural paradigms, explore materiality, and seek advanced avenues of research. We nurture masterful makers and resourceful artists.

Diverse spaces, materials + creations

Located in the Studio Arts Annex and Sculpture Shop, the sculpture facilities include private B.F.A. and M.F.A. studios, a fully equipped wood shop, 3-D digital fabrication lab, metal shop, and a figure sculpture and plaster mold-making studio. Sculpture facilities encourage experimentation in new and emerging mediums while providing a solid foundation in traditional forms of sculpture such as wood, metal, and clay.

Because of this, students can create with a variety of materials in diverse environments—enabling them to take risks and challenge limitations.

A person using a blowtorch on metal.
A large outdoor sculpture.
A person works on a sculpture of a face.

B.F.A. + M.F.A. studios

B.F.A. and M.F.A. sculpture students are provided individual studio spaces with 24-hour access in the Arts Annex building. Shared communal spaces provide sinks, shelving, and work tables and secound sculpture shop with wood and metal working tools for B.F.A. and M.F.A. students to use next to their studios. There is full access to both an extensive wood shop, metal shop and 3-D digital lab facility in the Sculpture Shop Building.


Tools + equipment

Metal Shop
  • Millermatic® 252 MIG welder (2)
  • Millermatic® 250 MIG welder
  • Lincoln TIG 200 Square Wave® TIG welder
  • Oxy-Acetylene torch (2)
  • Miller® Spectrum 375 plasma cutter (2)
  • Dewalt® abrasive chop saw
  • Jet® horizontal band saw
  • Hossfeld™ metal bender
  • Jet® step shear
  • METALpro® Ironworker 4000
  • Box and pan sheet metal bending brake
  • Slip roll metal bender
  • Drill press
  • Bench grinder (2)
  • Angle grinders
  • Die grinders
  • Sandblasting cabinet
  • Misc. hand tools
Extended media and computer lab
Mac workstations:
  • Mac Pro Desktop
  • iMacs (3)
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Epson WF-7510
  • Lexmark Impact 5305
  • Lexmark X2650
Digital cameras and camcorders:
  • Panasonic HC-900M (3)
  • Sony HDR CX330
  • Canon G16 (2)
  • Canon Rebel XSi
  • Zoom H4N Audio Field Recorder
  • Optima Pico Pocket Projector PK120

Digital Projectors (3)

Sewing machines:
  • Singer Simple
  • Singer Futura
  • Sailrite Ultrafeed LSZ-1
Wood Shop
  • SawStop® industrial cabinet saws (2)
  • Dewalt® sliding compound miter saw
  • Band saws (2)
  • Dewalt® scroll saw
  • Vertical panel saw
  • Hammer® A3 41 combination jointer-planer
  • Jet® oscillating edge sander
  • Jet® oscillating spindle sander
  • Kreg® router table
  • Drill press
  • Makita® track saw
  • Festool® Domino joiner
  • Festool® random orbit sanders
  • Hand Drills
  • Jig saws
  • Routers
  • Misc. hand tools
MAD LAB II Equipment
  • ShopSabre® Pro 408 CNC router table (4’x8’ capacity)
  • ShopSabre® Sidekick 4 CNC plasma cutter (~4’x4’ capacity)

Make + think

The expanding area of sculpture challenges students to broaden their approach by exploring emerging technologies, installation, performance, and interdisciplinary work in conjunction with traditional skills and media, such as welding, wood carving, and mold making.

Alumni making their mark

A sculpture in the snow.

Devin Balara

Devin Balara is a Florida native whose sculptures convey themes of nature and domestication. She is a recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. Her work is currently displayed in the Mist Gallery Online Exhibition and the Culturehall Online Exhibition.

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