Offered Spring, Summer & Fall Semesters

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The metals studio is located in an old monastery above Cortona overlooking the vast Val di Chiana. It is a creative environment in which faculty work closely with students, at all levels, from many different schools and disciplines. The rich history of metalwork in Italy is evident everywhere in the art, architecture and landscape. Students visit many major museums with extensive metals collections. Arezzo, located a few miles from Cortona, is the largest gold manufacturing center in Europe. Field trips and guest artists are an important part of the program and arranged whenever possible. Courses on all levels, beginning through graduate, are offered. Beginning students work primarily in the lost-wax casting process and areintroduced to soldering and hand finishing techniques. Advanced and graduate students are encouraged to work on individual interests.

ARST 2600 Jewelry and Metalwork (Undergraduate)
Prerequisite: Permission of Department.
Fundamental techniques of forming, casting, fabrication, and finishing metals such as sterling, gold, copper, and iron.

ARST 3610 Jewelry (Undergraduate)
Prerequisite: ARST 2600.
Traditional and contemporary forms, materials, ornament. adornment, and techniques of surface enrichment. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.

ARST 4600 Jewelry (Undergraduate)
Prerequisite: ARST 3610 and ARST 3620.
Advanced design and fabrication of jewelry emphasizing individual research. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.

ARST4610 Advanced Metalwork (Undergraduate)
Prerequisite: ARST 3610 and ARST 3620.
Advanced design, forming, and embellishment of metals emphasizing individual research. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.

ARST 4900 Technical Problems (Undergraduate)
Prerequisite: Permission of Department.
For students qualified to carry out individual projects in studio areas. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.

ARST 7630 Jewelry (Graduate)
Prerequisite: Permission of Department.
Jewelry making processes and development of individual interpretations of those processes and products. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.

ARST 7640 Metalwork (Graduate)
Prerequisite: Permission of Department.
Problems in design, forming, and constructing of metals, including copper, silver and gold. Independent study and research for solutions to design problems. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.

ARST 7980 Directed Study in Major Studio Area (Graduate)
Prerequisite: Permission of Department.
Individual studio projects and investigation for specific problems under the direction of faculty members. Non-Traditional Format: Directed study. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.