Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 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.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, 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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