Fundamentals of Three-Dimensional Art II

I.     Course Prefix/Number: ART 108

       Course Name: Fundamentals of Three-Dimensional Art II

       Credits: 3 (0 lecture; 6 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

ART 107 or consent of instructor or chairperson.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course continues ART 107, concentrating on more advanced exploration of media and form in relation to personal concept. Content includes clay, plaster, wood, epoxies (optional) and plastics (optional). Focus is on developing personal concept. Studio work outside of regular class time required. Prerequisite: ART 107 or consent of instructor or department chair.

IV.   Learning Objectives

  1. Student will indicate an ongoing working knowledge of the visual vocabulary of 3 dimensional design, via critique sessions
  2. Student will crate original works of art that demonstrate a deeper understanding of 3 dimensional relationships of line, light, form, space, scale and texture
  3. Through a series of related art works, student will show a development of identity and personal style within their own work
  4. Student will construct and demonstrate a simple mold casting principle
  5. Student will objectively critique his/her own and others’ art work

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

  1. Form, surface, line, volume, positive and negative space, color, dark and light (values).
  2. Technical skills and construction with clay, plaster, wood, epoxy (optional) and plastic (optional).
  3. Learning to think individually and expanded use and articulation of art vocabulary.

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Demonstration, lecture, PowerPoint, internet searches, discussion, critique/review both in groups and on an individual basis.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Course may be taught as a face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
  1. The student is expected to have a rudimentary understanding of the technical limitations and variations of clay, plaster, and wood as construction materials in theory as well as practice.
  2. Articulation of art vocabulary.
  3. Develop an understanding of the critique process for not only self-evaluation, but towards other’s art work.
  4. Attendance as mandated by instructor.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Media provided include:
Continuation of ART 107 in clay, wood, plaster with emphasis on personal concept and more advanced techniques.  Simple mold casting in plaster, and work in resins and plastics:  optional.  Use of hand tools, hand held power tools and freestanding power tools.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

  1. Each project is followed by a formal discussion (critique) session. Work is graded on student’s solution to the spatial problem based on concept, image and technique.
  2. Attendance mandated by instructor.
  3. Participation in group critiques.
  4. Use of art related vocabulary.

XI.   Other Course Information

Please note:
Some of the activities, lectures and assignments in this class may include imagery that is controversial, uncomfortable, shocking, has nudity, and personally unpopular to one's beliefs. If a student objects to this practice, he/she is encouraged to discuss with the instructor early in the semester alternative ways of completing course requirements.

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at

Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.

For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.