Jewelry + Metals: Color
The use of color in jewelry and metals presents great possibilities. This course will explore a range of approaches to the use of color and colored materials in the creation of jewelry, functional objects, and small sculpture. Beyond the classic greens and browns, we will develop and apply chemical patinas to produce a range of effects in colors and patterns. In aluminum, the electro-chemical process of anodization will allow pigment dyes to be deposited in the surface of the metal. Plastics will be presented to allow for fabrication with stock materials, casting of resins and polymers, and laminations. Other pigments such as colored-pencils, paints, and powder coating are also addressed. Extensive samples and slides supplement the course. Open to sophomore Jewelry + Metals majors and all electives.
Jewelry + Metals: Fabrication
Course No. MET 206-306-406 Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Jewelry + Metals
Emphasis in the studio will be placed on fabrication techniques, from pattern work to cold connection, soldering on a varied scale and hollow construction. Students will also work in a small public space (the showcase) to explore "exhibition" or "installation." Independent work is encouraged. Visiting artists, field trips, and slide presentations supplement the class. Open to Jewelry and Metals majors and all electives. Prerequisite: MET 249 Introduction to Jewelry + Metals.
Jewelry + Metals: Flatware
Course No. MET 266-366-466 Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Jewelry + Metals
Flatware is an exploration of utensils for preparing, serving, and eating food. Emphasis is placed on function, related concepts, and use of materials. Independent work is also encouraged. This is an intermediate and advanced level course designed to challenge students’ conceptual and design skills. The exploration of advanced studio processes will be encouraged to help facilitate the projects’ design and fabrication. Problems are presented to challenge all levels of students. Visiting artists, field trips, and slide presentations supplement the class. Open to sophomore Jewelry + Metals majors all electives. Prerequisites: MET249 Introduction to Jewelry + Metals.
Jewelry + Metals: Forming + Fabrication
Course No. MET 259-359-459 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Matthew Hollern
This course is designed to develop skills in forming nonferrous metal through the various metalsmithing processes of raising, stretching, seaming, snarling, crimping, and pitch work used to create volumetric forms for functional and nonfunctional objects as well as jewelry. Problems are presented to challenge all levels of students, recognize the direction of the group and include singular object-driven problems, along with discussion of formal and conceptual issues. Presentations, visiting artists, slides, and actual objects supplement the course. Open to sophomore Jewelry + Metals majors and all electives.
Jewelry + Metals: Internship (EP)
Course No. MET 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 junior Jewelry + Metals majors.
Jewelry + Metals: Jewelry Concepts
Course No. MET 254-354-454 Credits: 3.0
Faculty Kathy Buszkiewicz
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
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. MET 256-356-456 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.
Matthew Hollern has received research and professional development grants from the Society of North American G...more
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