Course: AR346 Sculpting And Art Metals Studio

Grade: 10, 11, 12

Subject Area: Art

Type: Standard

Credits: 0.5

Course Information:

The purpose of this class is to introduce students to advanced sculpture techniques including jewelry and metal-smithing. The first half of this course will be dedicated to learning art metals techniques focusing on the creation of small jewelry pieces. Students will learn sawing, forging, soldering, enameling and stone setting. During the second half of the semester, students will explore their own ideas in sculpture. Students will be able to promote and share their ideas through class discussion and group critiques. Students will need a sketchbook.



  • Understand and utilize the different definitions, supplies, rules, and techniques and safety requirements relevant to sculpture and jewelry making techniques


  • Understand and safely demonstrate basic metal-smithing techniques; including cutting, filing, sanding, polishing, soldering, enameling, and casting

  • Understand and demonstrate the ability to create artwork with a high level of craftsmanship

  • Successfully apply additive and subtractive sculpture techniques to artwork which embodies personal ideas and voice

  • Understand the concept of visual communication and create work which communicates with the viewer

  • Create bases and mountings to display sculptures


  • Critically analyze and evaluate and compare personal work with the work of other in a written format as well as becoming familiar with participating in group critiques


AR120 – Art Foundations


Students will need a sketchbook. Seniors may be exempt from prerequisite with instructor approval