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Jewelry + Metals Courses

Enamel: Advanced Projects

Course No. ENA245A/345A/445A  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Gretchen Goss

This course will focus on advanced and experimental processes with enamel. Processes may include but are not limited to: torchfiring, electroforming, grissaille, plique-a-jour, enameling on silver and gold. Advanced students are expected to continue their exploration of the medium, focusing on enamel techniques not covered in the beginning course. Students are encouraged to explore 3-dimensional formats and large-scale applications at the same time as mastering their skills in the processes previously learned. Graduating students are generally working independently on research and production of work for the BFA exhibit. Technical demonstrations will be based on the skill level of the students enrolled each semester. Required of enamel majors. Open to electives. Prerequisite: ENA245 Enamel: Image, Surface, Relief.

Enamel: Image, Surface, Relief

Course No. ENA245  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Gretchen Goss

Fused glass to metal (enamel) is the focus of this course. Drawing and painting skills will transcend graphite, paper, oil and canvas to molten glass on metal. Transparent, opaque, liquid, and dry enamels will be introduced. Experimental to traditional processes in the medium will be covered. Photographic and digitally produced images are options for resists for the acid etching process. The linear aspects of cloisonné will be considered through the fusion of formed silver and copper wires into the enamel surface. Required of Enamel majors. Open to Electives. Offered fall and spring.

Enamel: Major Day/Advanced Topics

Course No. ENA246M/346M/446M  Credits: 3.0

This course will focus on advanced and experimental processes with enamel. Processes may include but are not limited to: torchfiring, electroforming, grissaille, plique-a-jour, enameling on silver and gold. Advanced students are expected to continue their exploration of the medium, focusing on enamel techniques not covered in the beginning course. Students are encouraged to explore 3-dimensional formats and large-scale applications at the same time as mastering their skills in the processes previously learned. Graduating students are generally working independently on research and production of work for the BFA exhibit. Technical demonstrations will be based on the skill level of the students enrolled each semester. Required of enamel majors. Open to electives. Prerequisite: ENA245 Enamel: Image, Surface, Relief.

Intro to Jewelry and Metals

Course No. MET249  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Gretchen Goss | Matthew Hollern

Work in this studio involves the field of jewelry and metalsmithing, its history, contemporary issues and activities, and the use and understanding of materials and processes. As a medium, metal presents more variables and potential than any other material. It can serve to produce sound, light, heat, motion, to present color, texture, and form, to store and release energy, and provide strength, and durability, all of which increase the options in your work. An introduction to the field of Jewelry and Metals includes the foundation techniques and skills necessary to work with non-ferrous metals associated with jewelry, utilitarian and small-scale objects. The course includes a rich collection of slide presentations, thorough demonstrations, technical exercises, assignments, discussion, and critiques. Throughout the semester we will explore the use of metal as a medium for artistic expression. A strong emphasis will be placed on your ability to use design principles, aesthetic considerations, character and emotional content, idea and concept to achieve a visual statement. Required of first semester Jewelry and Metals majors. Open to all electives. Offered fall and spring.

Jewelry + Metals Thesis

Course No. MET093B  Credits: 1.5
Faculty Kathy Buszkiewicz | Matthew Hollern

The thesis book project was established in the Jewelry and Metals department and has been required course work since 1965. The development of the thesis book allows each major to write about a range of experiences from their work, and document the development of a body of work in text, photos, and renderings. Each thesis becomes part of an important collection that dates back to the earliest BFA degrees. Essay subjects are presented to challenge students to conduct research and examine their own position. Discussions and presentations vary to recognize the direction of the group. The course culminates in creating two copies of the book - one that stays within the department as an archival object and teaching tool and the other acts as a professional portfolio upon graduation for the individual student. The second half of a two-semester course. Open to graduating Jewelry and Metals majors and all electives who are seniors. Required of 4th year graduating Jewelry + Metals majors. Offered spring.

Jewelry + Metals: Advanced Projects

Course No. MET253/353/453  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Matthew Hollern

The course is designed to examine concepts and technologies of the field, and pursue work of individual direction. Various advanced studio practices and techniques will supplement the course to challenge conceptual growth, facilitate design, and present new means of fabrication. Subjects are presented to direct students to conduct research and examine their own position. The course includes demonstrations and presentations to support individual directions. Ongoing discussions and readings are an integral part of the course. Open to Jewelry and Metals majors and electives with instructor's permission.

Jewelry + Metals: Alternative Materials

Course No. MET263/363/463  Credits: 3.0

The limitless possibilities of materials are investigated and applied to create wearable objects. These materials are explored for their conceptual potential and the capacity they hold as related to design elements for production. Students reinterpret and remake materials. Self-directed work and projects relating to the topic are presented throughout the semester. Reading, research, and critiques are an integral part of the class. Slides, images, and actual works supplement the course. Open to sophomore Jewelry + Metals majors and all electives.

Jewelry + Metals: Art + Machine

Course No. MET255/355/455  Credits: 3.0

An intermediate and advanced level course designed to provide new opportunities to discuss and explore the historical and contemporary roll of tools, machines, and technology in the art and design. New technologies and materials provide an exciting range of possibilities in models, molds, and parts for jewelry and object making. The course will address the practices, concepts and technologies of tool making, machine tool processes, and CAD/CAM + 3D printing. Students develop and apply new skill sets to develop and create work of individual direction. The course includes 3D modeling, rendering, and output to the department's (2) devices, (CNC - computer numerical control) milling machine and the Solidscape 3D "wax printer", as well as the Institute's FDM (fused deposition modeling - "plastic printer") and service bureaus. Readings, essays, and discussion offer the integrated seminar experience. Visiting artists, a field trip to a service bureau, and presentations supplement the course. Open to Jewelry + Metals majors and all electives.

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