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ART 142 - Metals 1

Credits: 3
5 Studio Hours


In this introductory course, students explore small metals fabrication and jewelry. Proper use of tools and basic metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, cold joining, soldering, casting and surface treatment are explored.  Students utilize the design process to develop original ideas from the sketch to the finished product.  Critical analysis of artwork is explored in class and individual critiques.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Apply techniques and skills necessary to successfully complete works of art in small metals.
  2. Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of equipment necessary to manipulate metal.
  3. Create unique pieces of art and jewelry utilizing the design process.
  4. Apply an understanding of the physical properties of metal through appropriate manipulation of the material.
  5. Analyze artwork critically using appropriate terminology.
Listed Topics
  1. Metal layout
  2. Sequence of fabrication
  3. Metal manipulation
  4. Sawing
  5. Cold joining
  6. Soldering
  7. Casting
  8. Surface treatment (texture, patina, etching)
Reference Materials
The Complete Metalsmith by Tim McCrieght and instructor approved materials.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/2/2022

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