Jan 25, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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ART 170 - Metalwork I: Jewelry

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Exploration of the basic techniques and design approaches used in the fabrication of jewelry and other metalwork. Includes information and background on historical and contemporary metalwork and jewelry, and techniques and processes of jewelry and metalwork.

Recommendation: Completion of ART 100 before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate design skills and discuss the aesthetics of contemporary and historical jewelry and metalwork.
  2. Demonstrate proper use of basic jewelry tools and equipment.
  3. Describe and discuss the functional limitations of jewelry making.
  4. Describe, discuss, and apply safety and health procedures related to tools and materials.

  1. Information and Background on Historical and Contemporary Metalwork and Jewelry
    1. Metal works from antiquity
    2. Industrial and modern design
    3. Contemporary metal work design and practices
  2. Techniques and Processes of Jewelry and Metalwork
    1. Cold joining
    2. Soldering
    3. Piercing and sawing
    4. Forming
    5. Surface treatment
    6. Stone setting
    7. Finishing
  3. Functional Aspects in Jewelry Making
    1. Wearability
    2. Reactivity of metals
  4. Instruction in All Aspects of Safety and Health Procedures
    1. Personal protective equipment
    2. Equipment procedures
    3. Lab hygiene and waste disposal procedures

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2020/2021

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