Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 22, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

ART 140 - Jewelry I

Description: Introduction to jewelry fabrication techniques for non-ferrous metals and associated materials. Application of design principles.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 1
Lab: 5

Course Content:
  1. Equipment use and safety
  2. Saw, pierce, and file
  3. Forging, bend, dome, sink, and draw out metal shapes
  4. Texture surfaces
  5. Cold connections and soldering
  6. Bezel settings
  7. Cleaning, buffing and finishing
  8. Critique
  9. Formal elements and principles of design
  10. Historical and contemporary art examples

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Utilize tools and equipment safely. (1)
  2. Manipulate metal by sawing, piercing, and filing. (2)
  3. Create metal forms using forging hammers and stakes. (3)
  4. Enhance surfaces with textures. (4)
  5. Assemble components using cold connections and soldering. (5)
  6. Use a bezel setting to add cabochons or other elements. (6)
  7. Use cleaning, buffing and finishing techniques. (7)
  8. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (8)
  9. Identify the formal elements and principles of design. (9)
  10. Analyze the formal elements and principles of design. (9)
  11. Interpret the formal elements and principles of design. (9)
  12. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. (10)

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