Cold Connections and Beyond in Fine Metals

Spring 2021
Olympia
Evening
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
4 Credits per quarter
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Students will gain an overview of cold techniques used in fine metalsmithing. They will learn how to create forms with copper and brass sheet and wire using piercing and sawing, filing, cold forming, and a variety of cold connections. Students will complete three assignments exploring adornment, small sculptural work, or both with the materials provided. Students will be encouraged to include found objects and recycled materials as well.

Presentations will provide students with a historical and contemporary context of metalsmithing. They will keep a visual research journal to guide their personal exploration of objects and materials that inspire their work. Students will participate in critiques and receive written observations for each project.

To successfully participate in this program, students will need a small dedicated work table in their homes and have reliable internet. Our class will meet for synchronous work on Thursday evenings for 2-3 hours over Zoom. Students will have access to alternatives to synchronous participation if conditions require. Technical demonstrations will be recorded to allow for flexible viewing.

Students will receive kits with all the materials and tools necessary to complete fine metals assignments.

Registration

Spring 2021 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

(4): 30249

Academic details

Fields of Study
Preparatory For

Art, design, craft, art history, teaching.

Credits
4
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Fees

$190 for required project materials and metalworking kits

Schedule

Time Offered
Evening
Schedule Evergreen link
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First Meeting

Remote/Online
Location
Olympia