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Jewelry Design

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ARTS281 Beginning Jewelry Design

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to give basic practical experience in the design and fabrication of contemporary and traditional jewelry, and to develop manual and creative skills. The course aims to give a solid foundation in workshop practice and to introduce the students to workshop safety, use of tools and materials. Emphasis is placed on developing both personal expression and excellence in craftsmanship.

Beginning level students will learn design transfer, cutting, drilling, piercing, filing, sanding, polishing, and soldering skills. They will learn techniques and incorporate the use of rivets, ring-making, bezel stone setting, and stone inlay. There are no pre-requisites for a beginning level course, but drawing, design, and 3-D experience will help.

(See syllabi below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Fall 2016 (Naomi Muirhead)

Course Syllabus Spring 2017 (Naomi Muirhead)

Course Syllabus Late Spring 2017 (Marissa Racht Ryan)

Course Syllabus Summer 2016 (Naomi Muirhead)

ARTS383 Intermediate Jewelry Design

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry Design for Intermediate Jewelry Design

This course aims to build on the student’s previous jewelry making abilities. Students should possess demonstrated metalwork and soldering skills, and must provide a portfolio of images or actual pieces of previous work to determine their project plan with the instructor. Once evaluated, the student follows a curriculum of fabrication techniques which may include married metals, chain-making, ring forms, hollow construction, hinges, stone setting, reticulation, mokumè, etc. 

(See syllabi below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Fall 2016 (Naomi Muirhead)

Course Syllabus Spring 2017 (Naomi Muirhead)

Course Syllabus Late Spring 2017 (Marissa Racht Ryan)

Course Syllabus Summer 2016 (Naomi Muirhead)

ARTS485 ADVANCED JEWELRY DESIGN

Credits: 3
Offered: Fall, Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Prerequisite: Intermediate Jewelry Design

This course aims to build on the student’s own design and craftsmanship abilities, as well as to develop a conceptual project. Students must provide a portfolio of images or actual pieces of previous work to determine their project plan with the instructor. Once evaluated, the student follows a curriculum of advanced fabrication techniques which may include combinations of married metals, chain-making, ring forms, hollow construction, hinges, stone setting, reticulation, mokumè, etc. 

(See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

Course Syllabus Late Spring 2017 (Marissa Racht Ryan)