art department   city college of san francisco  

metal arts

the faculty:

Suzanne Pugh
Steven Smith

The metal arts/ jewelry classes are designed to give a broad range of technical and aesthetic experiences to the student. Basic through advanced techniques are taught. Students are encouraged to develop design skills and general art knowledge. Occupational opportunities are also presented. Students with previous experience may have the program tailored to meet their special needs. The purchase of some small hand tools is necessary

METAL ARTS COURSES:

ART 180A. Beginning Metal Arts (3)
Lec-2, lab-4, field trips
Repeat: max. 6 units
An introduction to basic fabricating processes, i.e., forming, annealing, and soldering of both common and fine metals. Projects vary from engraving to the setting of gemstones, or the making of small sculptures. Survey of the history of metal arts, from the Bronze Age to the present. Emphasis on the knowledge and development of manual skills to gain personal aesthetic sense. CSU

ART 180B. Intermediate Metal Arts (3)
Lec-2, lab-4, field trips
Prereq.: ART 180A
Repeat: max. 9 units
An introduction to the basic techniques of lost wax metal casting (centrifuge and vacuum), ranging from jewelry to small sculpture. Instruction includes information about waxes, modeling, sprueing, investing, casting, and finishing. CSU

ART 180C. Advanced Metal Arts (3)
Lec-2, lab-4, field trips
Prereq.: ART 180A
Repeat: max. 9 units
An introduction to production techniques, mold making, and advanced casting techniques. This course involves a close look at the development of the student's ideas, from conception to completion, including possible marketing ideas. CSU