2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jan 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog

ART 142 - Lapidary I


Description: Introduction to the tools, machinery and processes of the lapidary arts. Orientation to various geological source materials. Application of design principles.

Credits: 2
Lecture: 1
Lab: 2

Course Content:
  1. Tools and equipment
  2. Raw materials
  3. Slabs
  4. Slab shapes
  5. Cabochon
  6. Shoulder and dome
  7. Polish
  8. Formal elements and principles of design
  9. Historical and contemporary art examples
  10. Critique

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Use tools and equipment safely. (1)
  2. Identify raw materials suitable for various and specific manipulations and alterations. (2)
  3. Cut slabs. (3)
  4. Trim slabs into various and specific shapes. (4)
  5. Dop and create a cabochon suitable for setting. (5)
  6. Create should and dome for cabochon. (6)
  7. Polish various and specific materials. (8)
  8. Identify, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design. (9)
  9. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. (10)
  10. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (11)

Required Assessment:
  1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.