ART 157C1 : Jewelry - Precious Metal Clay I
Jewelry-Precious Metal Clay I
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Contact hours total
An introduction to working with Precious Metal Clay (PMC) to make fine silver jewelry. The course will include designing projects, making a texture stamp, manipulation and joining techniques for both soft and unfired PMC, kiln firing and finishing techniques.
1. Develop the skills necessary to make jewelry using fine silver Precious Metal Clay in a controlled manner using hand tools.
2. Develop skill manipulating and joining both soft and stiff unfired PMC, kiln firing, and finishing the surfaces.
3. Learn to recognize and attain a high level of craftsmanship. Craftsmanship is the ability to attain a purposeful finish on the front and back of the project- no blemishes, scratches, or other inappropriate marks.
4. Understand how to achieve a good design for jewelry by 1) creating a balance between the various elements which provide contrast in a design, 2) using the unifying principles of design to make the elements visually cohesive, 3) developing the sensitivity to recognize a visually appealing division of space to create a strong composition.
5. Develop critical and creative thinking skills to 1) generate imaginative preliminary ideas; 2) design the ideas using innovative or exploratory thinking; 3) problem-solve while creating the project; and 4) suggest ways to improve the weaknesses in both their own design solutions and the solutions created by others in the class.