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Frederick Miller
ART 258
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Metals

Introduction to concepts and techniques of metal design with an emphasis on jewelry. Skill acquisition includes sawing, filing, soldering, forging, and casting. Offered: AWSpS.

Class description

The design, fabrication and various technical abilities required to understand non-ferrous metals. Processes include, but are not limited to: forming, hand-tool use, cold connections, soldering, finishing, wire and tube drawing, hinges.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Demonstrations by instructors -- technical exercises to be completed as assigned.

Recommended preparation

Foundation requirements (2D and 3D Design).

Class assignments and grading

Process-based assignments.

Design, craft and presentation; concept, content and depth of investigation; successful use of materials, experimentation of ideas and timely completion of interesting work.

As a studio course, safe studio practices are not optional -- they are required.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Katherine R. Bagley
Date: 06/11/2002