ART 157 : Metalcraft I
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
Basic skills necessary to work nonferrous metals plus hot and cold fabrication, forging, texturing and cabochon stone-setting are included in the metalwork sequence. Projects can be jewelry, hollowware or small sculpture. Development of imaginative ideas and personal aesthetic direction is expected. Experimentation and invention is encouraged. Should be taken in sequence.
1. Understand and develop a visual vocabulary.
2. Create a foundation for a personal point of view.
3. Learn to think about how you interpret life and the things around you.
4. Rediscover your inner child’s curiosity.
1. Strategies for developing ideas (i.e. experiencing and playing with materials, imagining, dreaming, visualizing, symbolizing, writing, reading, researching, studying historical and cultural examples, sketching, collaborating, discussing)
2. Strategies for problem solving towards concretion of ideas in sculptural form (i.e. sketches, plans, maquettes, test pieces, models)
3. Basic methods of hot and cold fabrication
4. Basic methods of forging
5. Cabochon stone-setting
6. Functional (jewelry) and non-functional (sculpture) forms
7. Historical and contemporary perspectives: Metals
Students will need to provide specific materials used in this course, please see the syllabus for a detailed list.
Grading will be based on participation in labs, discussions and critiques of completed assignments and evidenced development of technical and conceptual skills.