Jewelry/Metal Arts 3B

This upper level course is an opportunity for advanced students to continue exploring techniques and concepts in metal. Students will begin to examine and define their work as a cohesive entity, based on investigations of technical facility and personal directions. Conceptual issues and craftsmanship will be stressed. J/MA 3A and 3B may be taken in either order. Throughout this course students will explore different centricities. By examining and sharing their own cultural identities, interviewing strangers, and learning phycology's roll in American consumer culture, students will simultaneously broaden their understanding of themselves and the worlds around them. Technical centricities include: Beginning Gemology, Stone Setting, Alloying Metals, Forging, and advanced fabrication.