Apr 19, 2019  
2008-2009 University Catalogue 
    
2008-2009 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

CRMT 221 - Introduction to Metalsmithing


Metal is an extremely versatile material; though hard and durable, it is quite malleable and easily worked. This course covers direct working of metal. Sheet, wire, bar, and rod are given form by hammering, seaming, and bending, etc. The majority of work is done in bronze, brass and copper, though steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and precious metals may be used as well. Contemporary issues addressed include the object as sculpture, process as a source material, the importance of surface and detail, and functional objects made by artists. Formerly CR 242

Prerequisites & Notes
Priority enrollment to Crafts majors and Multidisciplinary Fine Arts majors. May be taken twice for credit.

Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs