Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    May 29, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTT 245 - Jewelry and Metalsmithing

(R only)

Introduction to the fundamental techniques and processes of jewelry fabrication and metalsmithing. Two- and three-dimensional forms in various metals explored. Design, craftsmanship, and expressive use of materials emphasized. Course may be repeated for audit without limit. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week. Formerly AR 229.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate creative problem solving through the application of abstract theoretical concepts, development of observational skills, and the use of technical skills.
  • Apply principles of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design using organic, geometric, and abstract shapes. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Demonstrates various solutions to presented organizational problems. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Create original designs that demonstrate aesthetic value and creativity. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of various cultural, historical, and contemporary ideas and approaches in metal art. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Evaluate aesthetics and craftsmanship of student and professional art. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Be able to read, write, and converse about aesthetics and technical value. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Develop an awareness of current issues in the field of metalsmithing through research and visits to museums and galleries. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Recognize and analyze compositional structure as it relates to metal. (Observational Skill)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the properties of metal as a material. (Technical Skill)
  • Experiment with techniques and tools, including hammering, annealing, soldering, polishing, and stone setting. (Technical Skill)
  • Develop standards of professional craftsmanship. (Technical Skill)

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