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Mary L Hu
ART 357
Seattle Campus

Interdisciplinary Concepts in Metal

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


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 Hagar Shirman
Date: 10/23/2000