ART 159B2 : Metalwork & Jewelry - Etching & Hydraulic Press II

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ART 159B1 and either ART 157A1 or ART 157B1.


Builds on the skills learned in ART 159B1. Etching resists will include markers, oil paint and asphaltum varnish as resists for copper. Non-conforming carved acrylic and liquid steel conforming dies will be made to form the etched metal using the hydraulic press.

Learning outcomes

1. Develop the basic skills necessary to create wax models in a controlled manner to use for casting.
2. Develop skill spruing and investing models to cast.
3. Learn to fuse wire to make links and basic chains.
4. Learn to recognize and attain a high level of craftsmanship. Craftsmanship is the ability to attain a purposeful finish on the inside and outside of the project - no scratches, dings, other inappropriate marks, or tarnish.
5. Understand how to achieve a good design for cast metalwork 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.
6. 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; 3} problem-solve to find the best locations for sprues; and 4} suggest ways to improve the weaknesses in both their own design solutions and the solutions created by others in the class for a successful casting.

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