Exploration of metalsmithing forming techniques to turn flat metal sheets into three-dimensional form through techniques of stretching, angle raising, and fold forming. The class will explore marriage of metal, etching and mechanical connections. Beyond the technical, students are expected to develop conceptual problem solving within the context of the contemporary metalsmithing/jewelry field. The study of historical and contemporary metalsmithing will be used as foundations for design and ideation.Various levels (1-4) of this studio art medium may meet together.
Prerequisite(s): ART 1800 Introduction to Metalsmithing
This course introduces students to basic tools and construction techniques in metalsmithing for use in jewelry/small sculpture fabrication. Although other materials may be introduced into a design, nickel, copper, and brass will be the primary media. Beyond the technical, students are expected to work to develop beginning conceptual problem solving within the context of the contemporary metalsmithing/jewelry field.