In this course, students create a life-sized character or creature bust. The processes of researching ideas, developing a character's backstory, character ideation, roughing out a quarter-scale maquette, and finally sculpting a life-size version will be taught. Students also share and critique each other's concepts in an open class forum for the betterment of their projects. This is a traditional portfolio building class. Students are expected to cover the cost of supplies, estimated between $100 to $150.