Course Details

ARTS 252: Metalsmithing: Ancient Techniques, New Technologies

This course focuses on lost wax casting, 3D modeling and printing, and stone setting as methods to create jewelry and small sculptural objects in bronze and silver. Specific instruction will be given in the proper use of tools, torches, and other equipment, wax carving, and general metalsmithing techniques. Through the use of 3D modeling software and 3D printing, new technologies will expedite traditional processes allowing for a broad range of metalworking possibilities. Previous experience with metalsmithing is not required but may be helpful. Prerequisite: Studio Arts 122, 130, 151, 230, 232, 252, 322, 327, Computer Science 232 or instructor consent
6 credits; ARP; Offered Spring 2022; D. Saathoff