Subject: Materials and Plasticity

Scientific Area:



64 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - To promote the language and knowledge that contribute to the gradual development of a plastic language of self-expression according to individual sensitivity and creativity.
2 - Provide the content and practical knowledge in a current context for the practical exploration of the plastic potentialities of the matter and the sculptural techniques.
3 - Provide the fundamental knowledge (theoretical and practical) about traditional three-dimensional modeling techniques.


1 - The materials:
1.2 - materials for possible explorations of practical modeling: - Sponge, styrofoam, polyurethane foam, cardboard, metal, soft woods (balsa etc.) clay, plasticine, other materials of similar characteristics.
1.3 - Theoretical or theoretical / practical research: - Wood, stone, synthetic resins, glass, plastics and acrylics, rubbers, textile fibers, synthetic pastes, clays and polymeric masses.
2 - The three-dimensional modeling by addition and subtraction.
2.1 - Modeling by addition processes: - Cutting, gluing and other joining / modeling processes
2.2 - The three-dimensional modeling by processes of subtraction. - Cutting, notching and erosion.
3 - Methods and techniques of modeling. - Conventional tools (manual and mechanical)


CHAVARRIA, Joaquim , 1998 , O Mosaico , Editorial Estampa
TEIXIDÓ, Josep Maria/SANTAMERA, CAMIjACINTO Chicharro , 1997 , A Talha. Escultura em Madeira , Editorial Estampa
ARES, José António , 2005 , O Metal , Editorial Estampa,
SANTAMERA,Cami , 2001 , A Escultura em Pedra , Editorial Estampa
TEIXEIRA, Anjos , 1994 , Tecnologias da Escultura , Manuais do ISAD
MAYER, Ralph , 1985 , Materiales y técnicas del arte , Blume
AAVV , 2006 , Cenceptos Fundamentales del Lenguaje Escultórico , Akal
AAVV , 2009 , Procedimientos y Materiales en la Obra Escultórica , Akal
Herbert George , 2014 , The Elements of Sculpture , Phaidon
Frike, Johan , 1978 , A Cerâmica ,

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Exposure of theor. content by watching some illustrative material on the subjects under study. - Provide the expected elementary knowledge, complemented with theor., theor./practical information. - Request experimentation and practice some exercises for better learning and capture of knowledge and content in the field provided. - Bibliographic advice or other appropriate consultations, to a greater or enrichment of knowledge and research on the subjects of study. The evaluation will be periodic using the development and presentation of practical work ,supplemented with theoretical work, by which the student must show knowledge of the subject matter as well as other skills required in this course. There will also be a continuous assessment in the evaluation process, through observation of work in class by the student throughout the semester. Periodic Eval. (P. work) 70% T. work (invest./Freq.) 20% Continuous Ev. 10% At the time of appeal, can be recovered 90% of classification