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Skidmore College
Art Department

Jewelry and Metals 

AR 219  Jewelry and Metals I   4
An introduction to metals such as copper, brass, or silver as an artistic medium. With assignments designed to stimulate the imagination and sharpen creative problem-solving skills, students will explore a wide range of techniques for creating inventive, thought-provoking objects such as jewelry and small sculpture. Skill-building exercises are designed to forge a solid technical foundation and survey essential design concepts. Classes will include technical demonstrations, slide presentations, group exercises, studio work time, and group critiques.
Prerequisites: AR 131 or AR 132 or AR 133 or AR 134 or permission of instructor. Note(s): Fulfills arts requirement. Lab/ Credit Fee $75.

AR 319  Metalsmithing   4 
An advanced studio course in the jewelry and metalsmithing sequence. Students explore the plastic potential of precious and nonprecious metals through the process of raising, forging, hollow-forming, and repoussé. Inventiveness, personal initiative, and creative self-expression are particularly emphasized in this course.
Prerequisite: AR 219. May be taken for credit three times with permission of instructor. Lab fee: $75

AR 320   Jewelry and Metals II   4 
A continuation of concepts and methods explored in AR 219 with an emphasis on casting. Weekly group critiques will focus upon individual aesthetic growth, technical exploration, and both historical and con-temporary issues to the art-metals discipline.
Prerequisite: AR 219. May be taken for credit three times with permission of instructor. Lab fee: $75