ART 259 : Metalcraft VI

Transcript title

Metalcraft VI



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Other hours


Recommended preparation

ART 117 and ART 158.


Skills to work nonferrous metals such as hydraulic press, enameling, granulation, reticulation, electro-forming, fold forming, chasing and repousse, angle-raising, and fabricated hollowware are included. Projects can be jewelry, hollowware and small sculpture. Development of imaginative ideas and personal aesthetic direction is expected. Experimentation and invention is encouraged. Should be taken in sequence.

Learning outcomes

See outcomes for ART 257.

Content outline

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. Advanced methods of hot and cold fabrication
4. Forming
5. Surface treatments
6. Mechanics (stone settings, hinges, etc.)
7. Molds and casting
8. Functional (jewelry) and non-functional (sculpture) forms
9. Historical and contemporary perspectives: Metals

Required materials

Students will need to provide specific materials used in this course, please see the syllabus for a detailed list.

Grading methods

Grading will be based on participation in labs, discussions and critiques of completed assignments and evidenced development of technical and conceptual skills.

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