Mary L Hu
Variable topics, introducing concepts that cross traditional studio definitions and address interdisciplinary approaches to artistic investigation. Topics include textile/metal processes, printmaking/metal processes, color and metal, chemical, electrical, and mechanical processes in sculpture.
WIRE CONSTRUCTION will look at a variety of ways of using wire to achieve textured line or hollow form allowing for new ways of making jewelry or sculptural form. Some processes covered with be: wrapping, twisting, braiding, knitting, soumak, weaving, twining, and the use of commercially woven screening.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Demonstrations and assignments to try out the processes leading to a few more involved projects.
No previous metals experience is required, however previous work with metals or fibers is helpful. Interest in pattern, 3-D construction, detail and having patience will be helpful.
Class assignments and grading
Technical experients leading to more involved projects. Final project will require some library research and a brief paper to accompany the object.
Overall class participation and finished assignments.