ART 181A Beginning Casting for Metal Arts (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
An introduction to basic casting techniques including direct and lost wax methods use of the centrifugal and vacuum casting machine, as well as use of the oxy/acetylene torch and electromelt furnace. Emphasis is placed on developing proficiency, thorough knowledge of safe practices, and development of 3-D design skills and personal aesthetic sense.
All sections will charge a material fee of $20.00
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Create pieces that demonstrate proficiency in basic jewelry and metals techniques.
- Outcome 2: Exhibit practices associated with creative expression, such as problem solving, risk taking, and developing creativity.
- Outcome 3: Apply critical thinking to the student's own castings, as well as critically debate the castings of others
- Outcome 4: Demonstrate a knowledge of materials used in casting for metal arts, including tufa stone, investment, sterling silver, bronze, and shibuichi
- Outcome 5: Demonstrate a knowledge of the tools and equipment we use, including the oxy/acetylene torch, centrifugal casting machine, electromelt furnace, and vacuum casting machine
- Outcome 6: Employ a working knowledge of 3-D design principles