Introduction to Metal Arts (3) Introduction for non-art majors to fundamental jewelry making and small-scale metalsmithing processes including fabrication, surface treatment, and finishing of metalwork.
ART 017 Introduction to Metal Arts (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
ART 017 is intended as a general survey of metal arts for non-majors. As a studio offering, emphasis is placed on hands-on studio activities, which promote visual literacy and a sensitivity to the various metal arts conventions. Students are given the opportunity to briefly explore many of the traditional materials and processes of metalsmithing including those that are used in cold joining, surface texture, and fabrication. As well, slide presentations, studio visits and museum critiques will augment studio exercises to facilitate a greater awareness of the cultural context in which the metal arts function. As a general appreciation offering, emphasis is placed on active learning processes that involve students in basic studio materials and techniques. Since the School of Visual Arts now requires a portfolio review for visual arts majors to enroll in studio courses, ART 017 provides an opportunity for non-art majors to do studio work in conjunction with an exploration of art concepts.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.