Courses & Units

Sculpture From The Skip FFS206


Sculpture from the Skip explores the use of found materials to create sculpture. Recycled materials can be sourced from rubbish bins, skips, second hand shops, tip shops, paper recycling boxes, the backyard shed and the home garage. 

The unit includes a presentation to give an overview of recycled sculpture, where techniques and material usage will be examined. There will be a series of demonstrations involving the use of tools and techniques as they are related to the practice of sculpture. Through studio discussion, practical instruction, and critiques you will develop the foundation necessary to produce technically competent and conceptually informed work from a diverse array of recycled material. The unit is designed for those requiring an understanding of three-dimensional form within the built environment.

Sculpture from the Skip is a must for all those who have ever wondered what to do with that broken toy scooter, backyard junk pile, car exhaust or rusty bucket!


Unit name Sculpture From The Skip
Unit code FFS206
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
Tasmanian College of the Arts
Discipline Arts
Teaching staff


Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2015: $769.00 2015: $2,102.00 100301

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Teaching Pattern

39 hours. Tutorials, studio work and critiques


Projects 90%, tech note book 10%

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