Academy of Arts Sculpting

School of Fine Arts & Sculpture


The Academy of Arts University also has a world class program in Sculpturing. Tom Durham, the Director of the Sculpturing Department explains the sculpturing process as an “important personal expression,” where the student uses their imagination so that they can recreate something that is described as visual, but at the same time there is no image; in other words, it is totally up to the sculpture to bring about thru the material medium chosen, something that has never been seen or described, excepting their creation of in thin the sculpting studio. To sculpture, according to Director Tom Durham, is meant to “stimulate the imagination” toward self-expression. A person can only get the right image by thinking of a Michaelangelo or Rodin Statue. Michaelangelo once described a blank stone as already invisibly breathing the sculpture that he had artistically expressed in his mind and knew thru experience he could carry out in the blank stone.

A 3-Dimensional Process

Sculpturing is a three-dimensional space that a person makes a part of their life. One of AAUs students, Stephanie Schneider, says on the first day of working with sculpturing she knew she had “found her passion,” and so strong was this understanding that the same feeling encompassed her work whether she was working one hour or fifty hours on the same piece of sculpture.

Academy of Arts University

The Academy of Arts University AAU, established in 1929, is the oldest art schools in the United States.AAU is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges/Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA)and California Teacher Credential(CTC)

AAU offers a variety of programs in Animation, Visual Effects, Film & TV, School of Fashion, and Architecture. Students upload their work to be shared on the AAU YouTube channel.

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