Sep 26, 2020  
2020-21 University Catalogue 
2020-21 University Catalogue

METL 221 Metalsmithing Exploration

3 credits 90.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

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.

Requires completion of 24 credits.
This course may be completed 2 times for credit.