ART 109 - Basic Studio Metalsmithing
This course will provide students with introductory Metalsmithing knowledge and skills, emphasizing fine art approaches while utilizing a variety of materials, predominantly metal. Metalsmithing will be explored through production, critique, history and aesthetics in order to achieve individual artistic goals and expression. Students will be provided with the fundamental technical, historical and conceptual information necessary to produce fine art forms and develop a portfolio. Students gain an understanding of various techniques, styles and approaches to metalsmithing. Critical thinking will be addressed with each project, allowing students to improve their ability to analyze visual works of art.
Through creative studio practice, students discover relationships relevant to their role as an artist and work to develop the following emphasized artistic traits: perceptual openness, flexibility/adaptability, the courage to take a risk, the ability to analyze, and self-confidence.
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