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CSLĀ 2252. Metals and Metalsmithing. 3 Credits.

Large-scale metal sculpture and small-scale metalsmithing techniques share the student's creative energy in this inter-studio course. In the Sculpture studio, students explore welding, cutting, bending, and fastening a variety of metals. Oxyacetylene and MIG welders, cutting saws and shears, and the bending brake will be introduced. Small scale bronze casting, cold forging, piercing (jeweler's saw) scoring-and-bending, cold connections (rivets), soldering and emphasizing the use of the jeweler's saw, torch, flexible shaft drill and fine hammer work, are the focus of work in the metalsmithing studio. Assignments are designed to relate the use of metal and metalsmithing to students' own artistic explorations.