Metal Art/Technology I (3) Introduction to current and emerging metal art technologies and processes as medium for conceptual, aesthetic, and functional artworks.
ART 217 Metal Art/Technology I (3)
This course will introduce the student to current and emerging metal art technologies and processes as media for conceptual, aesthetic, and functional artworks. Through an introduction to a wide range of metal art technologies, the student will be able to create new artworks not otherwise possible. These artworks will use the presented technologies to address concepts, aesthetics, and functions directly relevant to the visual arts. Assigned projects will involve a wide variety of skills, techniques and processes including application of design principles, refined generation of components, hot and cold joining, surface texture, CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machining, and kinetic systems. The resultant artworks will utilize the presented material as means for design and creation not otherwise possible through other processes. This project-based learning will be reinforced through slide lectures, demonstrations, readings, reflective writings, and critiques. This labor-intensive studio relies upon cumulative learning experience through increasingly demanding projects. Competency is expected in numerous new skills and techniques, and creative use and application of these technologies is essential to the success of completed artworks.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.