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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

VPAS 690 3-D Projects for the Classroom: Jewelry: Enamel

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Create colorful pieces of jewelry using the ancient art of enameling. Enameling is the art
of fusing powdered glass to metal under high heat conditions. This course will introduce you to
basic kiln firing methods, from preparing the enamels to experimenting with opaque and
transparent colors to achieving rich vibrant patterned surfaces. You will learn basic
techniques such as Sgraffito (drawing in the enamel), stenciling, and adding elements from
beads to glass threads. You will also be introduced to the advanced techniques of
cloisonné and champlevé. Basic metal techniques to set your pieces in jewelry will be discussed,
along with the design of multiple activities appropriate for the middle and high school

Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
his course is not repeatable for credit.