METALSMITHING

 

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The metalsmithing program offers instruction in the manipulation of silver and other non-ferrous metals.  Majors develop a broad range of skills including casting, raising, enameling, soldering, die forming, and niobium anodizing.  Craftsmanship and design skills related to the field of contemporary jewelry are emphasized.

 

Metalsmithing Courses

 

ART 2813: Metals I

Prerequisites: AR T1113, 11231 1323 or consent of instructor.

Introduction to metalsmithing. The development of basic construction and manipulation processes of various non-ferrous metals. Minimum of four of the following techniques are covered: rivets, soldering, piercing, casting, enameling, raising, die-forming, and stone setting. Also various surface treatments will be explored including etching, stamping, roll milling, inlay, and patinas. Emphasis on design and craftsmanship.

 

ART 3813: Metals II

Prerequisite: ART 2813 or consent of instructor.

The continued development of metalsmithing skills and design in various non-ferrous metals. Minimum of four of the following techniques are covered: rivets, soldering, piercing, casting, enameling, raising, die-forming, and stone-setting.

 

ART 3823: Metals III

Prerequisite: ART 3813 or consent of instructor.

Advanced study in various metalsmithing processes and skill development with emphasis on continued individual exploration of design, ideas, and skill development.

 

ART 4813: Metals IV

Prerequisite: ART 3823 or consent of instructor.

Advanced study in various metalsmithing processes with emphasis on combining processes and stressing individual exploration of contemporary metals design and skill development.

 

ART 4823: Metals V

Prerequisite: ART 4813 or consent of instructor.

Advanced individual problems in metals with emphasis on the development of a personal direction stressing production of works to be included in the Senior Exhibition. May be repeated for credit.

 



For more info, please contact Suguru Hiraide (suguru.hiraide@mwsu.edu)