Jewelry/Metal Arts 2B

This course will further fundamental skills and design strategies to help students find their personal artistic voice. The course start with the technical exploration through chasing and repousee, a technique used before ancient Egyptian time and was used in the Statue of Liberty. This process takes advantage of the malleably of the metal, creating dimension from flat sheet. Students will make their own set of tools, and learn how to harden and temper steel. Students will be exploring Links by translating source information into a piece of jewelry or sculpture. Students will examine how to build dichotomies and contradictions in works to add visual and conceptual depth and begin to find their artistic voice. Jewelry/Metal Arts 2A and 2B can be taken in either order.