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Jewelry & Metals: Mechanisms

Course No. MET351.1  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Matthew Hollern
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Jewelry and Metals

The course will focus on mechanisms, catches, latches, and hinges, for movement and closure of jewelry and small-scale objects, as well as linkage systems, and findings for jewelry. Technical exercises and finished pieces will be accomplished. Slides, demonstrations and samples will supplement the course. Open to Jewelry and Metals majors and all electives.

Jewelry & Metals: Mechanisms

Course No. MET451.1  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Jewelry and Metals

The course will focus on mechanisms, catches, latches, and hinges, for movement and closure of jewelry and small-scale objects, as well as linkage systems, and findings for jewelry. Technical exercises and finished pieces will be accomplished. Slides, demonstrations and samples will supplement the course. Open to Jewelry and Metals majors and all electives.

Jewelry + Metals: Mechanisms

Course No. MET 251-351-451  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Matthew Hollern
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Jewelry and Metals

Throughout the history of jewelry and metalwork mechanisms have served physical, aesthetic, and conceptual functions, from movement to closure, ornament to interaction.
This course is designed as a project-based curriculum to offer experiences to learn to design and make mechanisms, catches, latches, and hinges for movement and closure of jewelry and objects, as well as linkage systems, findings for jewelry, and mechanical objects. Each student has the opportunity to complete technical exercises, samples, and finished work for your portfolio. Slides, demonstrations and samples supplement the course. Open to Jewelry + Metals majors and all electives.
Prerequisite: MET249 Introduction to Jewelry + Metals.



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