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

ART 245 - Advanced Projects in Jewelry

Description: Advanced individual projects in jewelry and metalsmithing. Includes review of processes, tools, and materials. Application of design principles.

Prerequisites: ART 140  and ART 141  

Credits: 3
Lecture: 1
Lab: 5

Course Content:
  1. Studio safety as it applies to production metalsmithing
  2. Care of Tools and Equipment
  3. Project Planning

a. Research
b. Design
c. Visualization of individual jewelry image
d. Planning methodology of execution
e. Coordination with instructor or trade shops

  1. Project Execution

a. Sample or test of techniques to be used

1. Layout of cutting diagrams
2. Wax Modeling
3. Gathering materials, tools, equipment, stones needed

b. Produce artwork

1. Cut, shape, form or machine elements
2. Join individual parts and findings
3. Assemble whole structure
4. File, finish, polish, patina, seal

  1. Project presentation and evaluation
  2. Formal elements and principles of design
  3. Historical and contemporary arat examples
  4. Critique

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Create 2-3 individually designed, finished jewelry or metalsmithing objects.
  2. Use tools and equipment safely.
  3. Sharpen or care for all tools necessary for production with specific mediums.
  4. Identify the formal elements and principles of design.
  5. Analyze the formal elements and principles of design.
  6. Interpret the formal elements and principles of design.
  7. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. 
  8. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art.

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