Course TitleJewelry MetalsmithingCourse Description:Jewelry is designed to familiarize students with basic and traditional
metal techniques involved in the design and creation of one-of-a-kind
jewelry and metal objects. Students learn how easy it is to be creative
with original designs from nature and other sources. Design inspiration
from contemporary and historical fine art jewelry will be encouraged.
Students can make cast and fabricated rings and pendants. Bracelets,
neckpieces, small containers and sculpture can be formed with hammers
and soldered together. Special projects include Blacksmithing, Glass Bead
making, Cloisonné enameling, and Lost Wax Casting. Materials include
silver, copper, brass, iron, pewter, wood, plastic, and found objects. Jewelry/Metals I has no prerequisite.
Students who wish to explore advanced Jewelry/Metals cocepts and techniques may continue through Jewelry/Metals II, III, IV.
Evaluation is based on effort and progress. All tools and materials are provided by
a $35.00 student paid fee. Also required are a combination lock and
a sketch book.Enduring Understandings:
- Artists communicate sensibility and meaning through visual & performing arts.
- Artists manipulate their medium(s) to construct meaning.
- An artist's ability to listen and interpret affects his or her ability to understand the art form.
- A level of proficiency is necessary to communicate an artist's intent.
- An artist's use of skills and techniques is a continual, repetitive learning process.
- Artists present finished products or performance.
- The critique process can lead to heightened awareness of aesthetics.
- Critiques promote the use of art vocabulary.
The critique process is a valuable analysis of what takes place intuitively.
How do form, content and context express and influence meaning?
Assessment Prompt: Support with evidence how form, content and context express and influence meaning.
How do elements (nouns) and principles (adjectives) facilitate the creative process?
Assessment prompt: Evaluate the use of elements and principles in facilitating the creative
How do skill and technique enable the creative process?
Assessment prompt: Evaluate the role of skill and technique in enabling the creative
How do we use critique to inform our art?
Assessment prompt: Analyze the role of critique in informing art making.Course Academic Vocabulary:
Raw hde mallet
Ball and peen mallet
Sawing and piercing
Course Units / Topics of Study:
- ground relationships
- three dimensional space
Forged Wire Bracelet
Hot Twisted Bracelet
Sheet Metal Radial Design
Sheet Metal Pierced Design
Double Shank Wire Ring
Bi-metal Twist Milled and Drawn Bracelet or Ring
Silver Beads and Balled Ends
Forged Steel Design
Stone or object setting
Hydraulic Press- Multiples
Cloisonné Wire EnamelCone and tube forms
Art forms in NatureMechanicalPortraitureArchitecturalStructuralPsychological