Mar 04, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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ART 257 - Jewelry and Metalsmithing I

3 Credit(s)

Course Description: Explores basic metalsmithing processes, including piercing, riveting, lost wax casting and silver soldering and provides a foundation for the development of creative thinking and self-expression. Course is designed for students with limited or no previous jewelry/metalsmithing experience. Introduces tools and techniques used in working with nonferrous metals through a combination of demonstrations, studio work and group discussions. Furthers design awareness and explores three-dimensional form as functional or wearable art.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Consistently follow rules and regulations regarding safety while using all jewelry and metalsmithing equipment and materials, including but not limited to torches, soldering tools, saws, files, flexible shaft, hammers, drill press, rolling mill, polishing machines and chemicals.
  • CLO#2: Incorporate demonstrated techniques into personal skill sets, leading to opportunities for experimentation. (ILO: Communication)
  • CLO#3: Demonstrate the development of original and esthetically compelling ideas.
  • CLO#4: Relate two dimensional drawings into three dimensional form, employing the demonstrated techniques.
  • CLO#5: Relate personal work to artistic practice and theory of contemporary artists working in jewelry and metalsmithing.

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