Catherine_Lynott_2022.original Catherine Lynott ('22 Sculpture)

Classes + Course Requirements

Once you declare your sculpture major, students in take the following core sculpture classes as they progress from sophomore to senior year. For additional electives and liberal arts courses, download the complete Course Catalog.

1st year

Your journey starts in the Foundation program where you will explore new techniques and find passions that you never knew you had.

2nd year

  • Sophomore Sculpture I & II
  • Materials & Processes I & II

3rd year

  • Junior Sculpture I & II
  • Professional Practice

4th year

  • Senior Sculpture I & II

“I received all this great knowledge at KCAI. Someday when I’m teaching, I’ll be able to share everything that I learned.”

Joseph Canizales (‘20 Sculpture)

Sculpture Design Faculty

KCAI faculty are artists, designers and scholars in their fields.


Joey Grimm

Cooper Seigel


William Volker Sculpture Studios

Embrace a variety of techniques, materials, processes, and methods in our studios for contemporary artists while incorporating traditional and innovative technologies.

Indoor and outdoor facilities for fabrication, including:

  • bronze and aluminum foundry, a steel-welding room, kilns, woodworking equipment

A digital fab lab with:

  • 3D modeling software, virtual and augmented reality, rapid prototyping 3D printers, laser cutter, 3D routers, 3D Ein-scanner, Rhino 3D and Grasshopper, Oculus Rift headset and Grasshopper Plug-in, FologramAR

Mixed-media equipment:

  • Pico projector, Canon 5D, Canon 7D, Canon T6, Manfrotto Tripod, NEC Projector, Sculpture Tripod, Shutterboss

Career Paths + Career Outcomes

Students in KCAI's sculpture program have worked or interned for the following businesses and studios: Huft Projects, Plaster Craft, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Plug Projects, Dimensional Innovations, A. Zahner Architectural Metals, Paul Mesner Puppets, Make Studios, Discovery World, Milwaukee, WI, BkMk Press. Sculpture department alumni have achieved success through creative employment at places such as The St. Louis Science Center, The Field Museum, the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and as artists running their own professional studios.

KCAI's Professional Practice Center will help you prepare for your career.

Work with renown metal fabricator

KCAI students have a chance to collaborate with innovative metal fabricator Zahner an experience usually reserved for architects and artists with big budgets.

Visiting Artists

Many artists visit the sculpture studios each year to share their knowledge and inspiration. Here are a few that have recently stopped by:

Amy Franceschini and Lode Vranken of Futurefarmers, Beili Liu, Shawn Brixey, Clare Qualmann and Claire Hind

Sculpture Alumni

KCAI alumni from the sculpture school are leaders in their fields

Cannabreeze Hemp Farm Project Kirk Bereuter (’98 Sculpture)
Copy of image1 Hennessy Luther ('14 Sculpture)
Copy of Joseph_Canizales-2 Joseph Canizales ('20 Sculpture)
micki watanabe Micki Watanabe Spiller ('91 Sculpture)