Sandra Peters looks over the work of 2 students

NYU Abu Dhabi's “Foundations of 3D” is open to anyone interested in experimenting with the expressive possibilities of materials such as clay, wood, and plaster. Assistant Arts Professor of Arts Practice Sandra Peters shares her knowledge and passion for sculpture, introducing students to essential techniques and important artists in the field.

a student's hands sculpt a clay pot

“Its exciting to see students detach from potential ‘role-models’ and instead begin to develop their own path and language to translate their ideas into material,” Peters says.

a student laughs as he sculpts his clay

hammers, measuring tapes, nails, and other tools scattered on a workspace

a student sculpts clay

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