Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

ART-405 Jewelry: Metalsmithing I (3)

Introduces contemporary and traditional metalworking techniques and concepts, including the construction of small metal forms with a sculptural approach. The emphasis is on basic fabrication and manipulation methods. This class consists of group and individual demonstrations, discussions, and critiques. Slide lectures, visiting artists, reading and project assignments as well as discussions of current trends in the metals and craft fields will be covered. Demonstrations will include sheet metal fabrication, hammer forming, hydraulic die forming, soldering, riveting, repousse, etching, stone setting and patinations. Projects include the creation of jewelry, flatware, and other functional and non-functional objects using metals or other materials. Credits: 3, Hours: (2/2/0/0), Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A