Dec 06, 2013
New video highlights George Kozmon's playful work
Nov 02, 2013
Cinematheque to show eight classic comedies by Ernst Lubitsch
Dec 02, 2013
Industrial design grad gives TEDx talk on creative play
Nov 08, 2013
2013 Fall Exhibition
about 6 hours ago via Facebook
Alums Pamela Argentieri, Mike Mikula, John Carter, and David Pohl from the class of 1987 break for a photo in Reinberger Galleries. #throwbackthursday #tbt #ciatbt
Dec 02, 2013
CIA's Contemporary Artist Index: 31,000 strong, and now easier to use than ever
Dec 13, 2013 @ CWRU White Building, Room 411 in Cleveland, OH
CWRU + CIA game design final presentation with Microsoft Game Studios
Nov 22, 2013
CIA wins UCI award for Euclid Avenue ArtBox project
Jan 13, 2014
34th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition
Dec 10, 2013
12/12-14; The Last Time I Saw Macao, White Reindeer, Two by Lubitsch
Jewelry + Metals: Internship
Course No. MET299/399/499 Credits: 0.0
Majors are encouraged to have an internship in the jewelry, metals, and related fields. They may carry up to 3 elective credits. Majors have interned with Liz Claiborne, Juicy Couture, Kraftmaid, Nine West, Albert Paley Studios, Thomas Mann, Heather B. Moore, and others. Available to sophomore Jewelry + Metals majors.
Jewelry + Metals: Jewelry Concepts
Course No. MET254/354/454 Credits: 3.0
Why is jewelry worn? How is jewelry worn? This course will focus on the motivations of why one makes jewelry and how jewelry functions in our contemporary and other societies. Questioning the boundaries of what defines jewelry along with the exploration of concepts will guide the work. Self initiated projects as well as assignments relating to jewelry concepts will take place throughout the semester. Readings, research, and dialogue will be an integral part of the class. Slides and actual contemporary and historic pieces will supplement the course. Open to Jewelry + Metals majors and all electives.
Jewelry + Metals: Mechanisms
Course No. MET251/351/451 Credits: 3.0
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.
Jewelry + Metals: Modeling
Course No. MET256/356/456 Credits: 3.0
Modeling explores the changing role of 3D modeling and 3D printing in art and design. A rapidly expanding range of technologies and materials provides new and exciting possibilities for models, molds, and parts for jewelry and object making. The course will address and apply concepts and technologies of 3D modeling, CAD/CAM + RP (computer aided design / computer aided manufacturing / rapid prototyping), 3D printing, and fabrication processes. Through a project- based curriculum, the course will challenge each student to apply these technologies to create work that remains unique to their individual vision. 3D modeling and rendering with Rhino, and output to the CNC (computer numerical control) milling machine, Solidscape 3D wax printer, FDM fused deposition modeling – 3D printing) and printing through service bureaus provide new opportunities in the presentation and creation of new work right here in our studio. Readings, essays, and discussion offer the integrated seminar experience. Visiting artists, field trips, and presentations supplement the activity in the department. Open to sophomore Jewelry + Metals majors. Recommended as an elective for Craft + Material Culture majors, sculpture, ID, Interior Design, biomedical art, and other students with 3D modeling interest.
Jewelry + Metals: Pewter
Course No. MET270/370/470 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Matthew Hollern
Pewter is a material that lies somewhere between metal and clay. It is an extremely versatile metal, beautiful for functional objects, jewelry, and sculpture. Pewter affords dynamic, intuitive, and direct work in metal. The course includes pattern making, fabrication, casting, slumping, forging, spinning, and other forming methods. Additional materials and techniques from self-directed applications to advanced studio technologies, including CAD for pattern making and design will supplement the course to provide new challenges, facilitate design, and present new means of fabrication. Readings, essays, and discussion offer the integrated seminar experience. Projects recognize the direction of the group and include singular object-driven problems, formal issues, and conceptual challenges. Open to sophomore Jewelry + Metals majors and all electives.
Jewelry + Metals: Production
Course No. MET264/364/464 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Matthew Hollern
Jewelry and object production is a complex and demanding avenue that can be navigated by many strategies. We explore a full range of production design, concepts, and technologies with a focus on wearable jewelry and functional objects. We address research, trends and concepts, ideation, design + redesign, production techniques + technologies, marketing, presentation, packaging, time management, pricing, and artist/gallery relationships. Challenges include short and long term projects based on demonstrations, research, and readings. The course is supplemented with presentations, examples of actual works, and visiting artists who make their living as production artists/designers. Ultimately you will conceptualize, design, and create one or more lines. The course includes preparation for shows and galleries, and participation in the Student Art Sale in December. Open to Jewelry + Metals majors and all electives. One course in Jewelry + Metals recommended.
Jewelry + Metals: Recycling + Renovation
Course No. MET257/357/457 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Kathy Buszkiewicz
This course is more relevant in the world today than ever before. We explore the concepts of recycling and up-cycling as means of design development and expression through artwork. Various discarded materials, used or found objects that have been previously created to serve some other purpose will be reused to create work. Students will also revisit ideas through existing objects within our culture and re-address an individual’s previous work. Formats of the work in this course may take the shape of jewelry, wearables, or objects. Students must come prepared during the semester with found objects, thrift store or flea market finds, thrown away materials and be willing to alter them. Research and concept development are part of the weekly dialog. Slides and samples will supplement the course. Demonstrations will be provided as needed. Open to sophomore Jewelry + Metals majors and all electives. No previous metalworking skills are needed.
Jewelry + Metals: Settings
Course No. MET262/362/462 Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Jewelry and Metals
This course will examine the subject and techniques of settings. Exploration of basic stone setting procedures are addressed. The ‘stones’ being set during the course of the semester will be precious or semi-precious gems, minerals, found or handmade objects created from a variety of materials. Individual investigations result in several pieces of jewelry or objects created as they are addressed by assignments in the class. The course addresses multiple sources for gems, and includes assistance with acquisitions. Demonstrations, samples and a visiting artist will supplement the course. Open to sophomore Jewelry + Metals majors, intermediate and advanced electives. Prerequisites: MET249 Introduction to Jewelry + Metals.
Kathy Buszkiewicz has exhibited throughout the world, and her work is represented in many collections. She tra...more
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