Exploration of complex metalsmithing techniques with an emphasis on conceptual problem-solving and personal expression in metalsmithing. Studio exploration in stretching and angle raising of sheet metal, forging, repousee and chasing, stone setting, and casting. Study of historical and contemporary metalsmithing as a foundation for design and ideation.
Prerequisite(s): ART 180 Metalsmithing 1.
Introduction to the basic tools and techniques of metalsmithing for use in body ornament or as small sculptural form. Broad studio art exploration in the techniques of sheet metal construction including cutting, piercing, soldering, mechanical joining, surface embellishment, and finishing. Emphasis on historical metalsmithing in relationship to contemporary attitudes in metalsmithing.