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Intro to Metals/Jewelry

ARTDES 252 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 250
Instructor(s): Hoge, Susan
Schedule: MonWed 8:30a-10:45a
Modality: In-person


Fall 2021

This course intro­duces stu­dents to jewelry/​metalsmithing skills and tech­niques to cre­ate con­tem­po­rary jew­elry as well as small objects for sculp­ture and prod­uct design. Saw­ing, pierc­ing, sol­der­ing, form­ing, stone set­ting and fin­ish­ing are cov­ered in this course. Focus­ing on form and scale, stu­dents learn to use metal as a medium to con­vey ideas. Empha­sis is placed on mas­ter­ing craft, solv­ing prob­lems, exper­i­ment­ing with mate­r­ial, and devel­op­ing inno­v­a­tive designs. Stu­dents are exposed to jew­elry of dif­fer­ent eras and cul­tures to help inform their own work. FRE­QUENCY OF OFFER­ING: This course is typ­i­cally offered in both the fall and win­ter terms of every aca­d­e­mic year, though sched­ul­ing may vary accord­ing to future term circumstances.
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