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Jewellery/Metalsmithing: Casting
0.50 Credit(s)
This course introduces the traditional casting processes of lost wax, delft clay and cuttlefish and investigates the technical, aesthetic and cultural aspects of body adornment. Students explore carving, model making, mould making (rubber and wax) and finishing in relation to the casting process. Although working in wax is vastly different from working in metal, the projects have been designed to interpret this change of material through readings and visual examples. This change of material and the creative use of these different processes are explored in-depth. The course will be delivered using lectures, readings, demonstrations, in-class discussions and one-on-one (individual) critiques. Students will be exposed to professionals through in-class workshops.
Notes: Please take special note that this course has material fees associated with it.
Conditions: Students must achieve a minimum grade of 60% in at least one of their core studio courses each semester to advance to further Material Art & Design studio courses.
Course was last updated June 24, 2011 - 3:25 PM