ART 158C1 : Jewelry - Enameling I

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Jewelry-Enameling I



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Basic introduction to enameling on copper and fine silver. Techniques for texturing, using stencils, sifting and wet-packing enamel, adding foils, kiln firing, cold connecting and finishing techniques will be included.

Learning outcomes

1. Develop the skills necessary to make jewelry fusing enamel onto copper and fine silver in a kiln.
2. Develop skill with enamel applications using sifting, stencils, and wet packing.
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, other inappropriate marks.
4. Understand how to achieve a good design for jewelry by 1) creating a balance between the var ious 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 visual ly appealing division of space to create a strong composition.
5. Develop critical and creative thinking skills to 1) generate several imaginative preliminary ideas; 2) design an extended series of one of the ideas using innovative or exploratory thinking; and 3) suggest ways to improve the weaknesses in both their own design solutions and the solutions created by others in the class.

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