Erica Verbas

Illustration major, Religious Studies minor
Studied in Glasgow, Scotland, UK

"The opportunity for European travel was amazing. It was so exciting to experience Dublin, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Barcelona. On a trip to Italy, I was able to visit Rome and Florence and was thrilled to experience the Biennale Art Festival in Venice firsthand."

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Our sculpture program will prepare you for a career in sculpture through a thorough examination of 3D forms and space, with an emphasis on traditional and highly technical skills.

Courses demand a high level of creativity and professionalism. They will expose you to a variety of technical areas:

  • Modeling
  • Carving
  • Forging and fabrication
  • Mold-making and casting
  • Life modeling

Our metalworking facilities, in particular, are highly developed and include a state-of-the-art physical plant. Our foundry is equipped for bronze and aluminum casting, resin bonded sand, and investment mold making. The forging area provides hot metalworking for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The welding and cutting area includes arc-welding, MIG (Metal Inert Gas), TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas), and plasma arc and flame cutting (both mechanized).

Field trips to major museums provide further exposure to the contemporary sculpture scene. Visiting professional sculptors make presentations at Marywood on a regular basis.

Download the course sequence sheet for a breakdown of classes each semester.

For more information about our sculpture program, contact Robert Griffith at