Students will explore current trends and issues in metalsmithing in relationship to their individual research concerns. Emphasis on student directed content, problems, and solutions within the context of metalsmithing that result in a body of work.
Prerequisite(s): ART 2800 Intermediate Metalsmithing
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