Art Metals III/ Room S24 Fall 2012 / UWO Asst. Prof. Jessica Calderwood / [email protected] Office: 508 / Hours: Tue/Thur, 4:00-4:30pm Course Description: This course will further advance your skills in jewelry and metalworking by working more independently with guidance from your instructor. Your base knowledge will become broader as you experiment with new and old materials, processes, and forms. Emphasis will be placed on developing concepts within your work. Individual critiques will be supplemented by occasional group meetings, fieldtrips, and visiting artists. Required Text: The Complete Metalsmith, by Tim McCreight Course Requirements: Class Projects: There will be 3 main projects. They will be self-directed while working closely with the Professor. Students will have the option to follow assignments from AM II or to be given a separate assignment. This will be decided in the beginning of the semester as an agreement between students and professor. Critique Dates: 10/04, 11/08, 12/11 Late work will be significantly down-graded. Projects will not be accepted after 1 week past the due date. Gallery Review or Lecture Review: Attend either a contemporary art exhibition or artist lecture. They can be on campus or off-campus. Write a one page overview and analysis of the content and experience. Specific requirements and due dates TBA. Lab Hours: You will be given key access to the studio in exchange for supervising 3 open shop hours per week. Arrange a time that is convenient for Metal I students (and you) and fill out the open shop schedule. If you do not attend your shop hours the result will be a grade reduction. You are to monitor the lab and work on your projects. Make sure the shop is clean, tools put away and gas lines are appropriately shut down at the end of your hours. Never invite friends into this lab and never lend out tools! It is your responsibility to make an effort to find a sub if you can’t make your hours. Contacting the prof. is the last option. A demo and test on proper torch operation will be administered during the first week of classes. If a student cannot pass or repeatedly makes mistakes, an alternative will be arranged. Grading Policy: Project 1 ……………………….…30 pts Project 2…………………………..30 pts Project 3…………………………..30 pts Gallery or lecture review…..…10 pts Total Possible points 100 Grading Scale: A = 94-100 pts A- = 90-93 B+= 87-89 B = 84-86 B- = 80-83 C+= 77-79 C = 74-76 C- = 70-73 D+= 67-69 D = 64-66 D- = 60-63 F = 0-59 Safety Rules: No open-toed shoes in the studio Safety glasses must be worn when working with power tools and machinery Keep long hair tied back at all times, avoid excessive hairspray Absolutely no headphones allowed while using power tools or torches!!!! Do not use a tool or machine until you have been instructed on its use and safety All gas lines and acid baths must be turned off at the end of class - Soldering stations cleaned and organized The Classroom The Art Department is not responsible for any lost or stolen items that are left in classrooms during and outside of class times. Students will be expected to: Turn off cell phones and pagers before entering classroom. Be in class and be on time Dress appropriately for class activities Maintain knowledge of their grade status Contact instructor right away about concerns or situations that interfere with their success in class Email Etiquette: In order to maintain a level of professionalism, please use a respectful letter format when contacting your professors via email. Lab Fee: A non-refundable fee is added to your tuition to cover the cost of expendables. Materials List: (should be brought to the 2nd class) Tools from Metals I Sharpie marker (fine point) Ruler (w/ inches and centimeters) Dust mask or respirator Sketchbook or journal Scissors Masking tape Rag or old shirt 6 plastic bags (for turning in your samples and projects) Wire cutters Round nose pliers Flat nose pliers High speed drill bit set Silver Solder: easy, medium, and hard (buy only at the bookstore!!!) Recommended Books: Jewelry Concepts and Technology, by: Oppi Untract Metal Techniques for the Craftsman, by: Oppi Untract The Penland Book of Jewelry, Editor: Marthe Le Van The Metalsmith’s Book of Boxes & Lockets, by: Tim McCreight Jewelry: Fundamentals of Metalsmithing, by: Tim McCreight Hydraulic Die-Forming for Jewelers & Metalsmiths, by: Susan Kingsley 500 Series Books on Jewelry, by Lark books, 1000 Rings, 500 Bracelets, 500 Brooches, 500 Necklaces, 500 Earrings Silver-smithing, by: Rupert Finegold and William Seitz The Theory and Practice of Goldsmithing, by: Erhard Brepohl, Tim McCreight, and Charles Lewton-Brain The Art of Jewelry Design: From Idea to Reality, by: Elizabeth Oliver Jewelry: From Antiquity to the Present, by Clare Phillips What is Art Jewelry? Art jewelry is a relatively undiscovered field. What is art jewelry? It is wearable art made by artists and designers, handmade in limited production or one-of-a-kind pieces. The jewelry is conceptually driven with a contemporary aesthetic, as with most design today. The conceptual ideas are communicated in the jewelry through materials and or forms. The artist uses these concepts to formulate their jewelry. In the Western World we are used to thinking of jewelry as a status symbol. How big is that rock on her finger? Did Cartier, or De Beers make it? Art jewelry breaks those boundaries creating a unique wearable art form. Some art jewelry has a light hand with the materials creating unique compositions with stones and a loose touch with the metal. Art Jewelry is not just made from gemstones and precious materials. Often it can be made from an unusual source of materials. This can include everything from gum to lead. The artists use their metalsmithing skills to manipulate the industrial materials to transform them into landscapes of beauty. One of the most interesting aspects of Art Jewelry is its interaction with the wearer. The wearer brings these objects to life. Just as a painting is changed by its setting or a chair morphs outside of its designer’s studio to each location it is used. Art jewelry takes on a new form when it is on the body. The wearer has the great opportunity to partake in this art form, by simply wearing it.