2020-2021 Catalog 
    Mar 07, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog

ART 242 - Lapidary II

Description: Advanced techniques using specialized lapidary tools to create cabochons from rare materials. Application of design principles.

Prerequisites: ART 142  

Credits: 2
Lecture: 1
Lab: 2

Course Content:
  1. Equipment use and safety
  2. Rare material identification
  3. Specialized cutting techniques for rare materials
  4. Formal elements and principles of design
  5. Historical and contemporary art examples
  6. Critique

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Use tools and equipment safely.
  2. Identify raw materials suitable for various and specific manipulations and alterations.
  3. Cut specialized rare materials.

a. Textured structure stones.
b. Matched pairs.
c. Opal, fire agate, and jade.

  1. Identify, analyze and utilize the formal elements and principles of design.
  2. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts.
  3. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art.

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