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ART 242 - Metals 2

Credits: 3
5 Studio Hours

Prerequisites: ART 142  


This course is a continuation of ART 142  Metals 1 and provides students further exploration of advanced small metals fabrication and jewelry making.  Students develop the ability to create original works of art utilizing the design process.  Advanced metalsmithing techniques are applied to create more complex designs.  Students begin to develop individual direction within the medium.

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

  1. Expand skills by exploring techniques and materials in greater depth.
  2. Demonstrate safe and appropriate use of equipment, necessary to manipulate metal.
  3. Develop fabrication techniques that convert two dimensional sheet metal into three dimensional objects.
  4. Apply an understanding of the physical properties of metal through appropriate manipulation of the material and sequencing of processes.
  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 McCreigh 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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