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Jewellery Design 2: Alternative Materials
0.50 Credit(s)
Prerequisite: GDES 3B34 Jewellery Design 1: An Introduction or MAAD 2B14 Intro to Jewellery/Metalsmithing: Fabrication
Green, Recycled or Surplus
Students in this course will investigate the inclusion of alternative materials in the design and fabrication of body adornment. Development of design concepts, readings and discussion on sustainable issues will be an important part of this course as well as the deployment of the knowledge and skills learned in Jewellery Design 1: An Introduction. The sources of the alternative materials will be green, surplus or recyclable resources which will be researched and presented as an integral component of the course. Traditional jewellery making methods will be employed in the fabrication of the armature or structure of the jewellery form to which the alternate materials will be attached by the use of cold joining methods such as rivets, tap and die, mechanical fasteners or textile techniques such as stitching, coiling or knotting. The course objective will be to aim towards a completely sustainable design and product.
Notes: Please take special note that this course has material fees associated with it.
Under exceptional circumstances, the pre-requisite may be waived with permission from the Chair of the appropriate area.
Course was last updated June 27, 2011 - 10:07 AM