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Program : Liberal Arts - Jewelry Program : Liberal Arts - Jewelry Program : Liberal Arts - Jewelry Program : Liberal Arts - Jewelry

Jewelry Courses
Prefer to wear your art? Jewelry making may be just what you are looking for. Our jewelry classes take a sculptural approach to wearable and functional art while teaching valuable metalworking skills.

ART 405: Jewelry: Metalsmithing I
Get an introduction to 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, and 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, Prereq: none

Art 407: Jewelry: Metalsmithing II
Investigate the contemporary and traditional metalworking techniques and concepts, including the construction of small metal forms with a sculptural approach. The emphasis is on basic fabrication, manipulation and casting methods. This class consists of group and individual demonstrations, discussions, and critiques. Slide lectures, visiting artists, reading and project assignments, and discussions of current trends in the metals and craft fields will be covered. Demonstrations include more advanced methods of sheet metal fabrication, hammer forming, hydraulic die forming, soldering, riveting, repousse, stone setting, patinations and casting. Projects include the creation of jewelry, flatware, and other functional and non-functional objects using metals or other materials. Credits: 3, Prereq: ART-405