Have you ever wondered how a jeweler or metalsmith makes a piece of metal jewelry?
Now is your chance to learn about making jewelry and small sculpture.
Students in this course will learn to manipulate metals by bending, shaping, piercing, sawing, sanding, filing,
soldering, and buffing. Glass is also utilized in casting and copper enameling. Students learn to construct 3 dimensional pieces using these methods.
Emphasis is placed on proper fit and crafting of each piece.
These metals will be used in class: pewter, nickel silver, brass, and copper.
Brass & nickel are alloys (combined metals) that look like gold & silver, but are a fraction of the cost.
Students will learn to design 3 dimensional works in metal by creating a paper pattern and a model.
We focus on the basic tools of artmaking when sketching our ideas:
Elements: line, shape, texture, value, color, space
Principles: balance, unity, rhythm, emphasis, variety, proportion
The ultimate goal of this course is to learn how to combine FUNCTION and DECORATION into a piece that is properly
crafted and fit. The Elements and Principles of Art will guide us through a variety of processes and media.
This course may be repeated for another semester of credit.