Drawing with Steel (SCU4102.02)

John Umphlett

Have you ever thought you wanted your drawings to become three dimensional? The possibilities of making your drawings project off the wall or off the floor can inspire you to produce Installation Art or make Sculpture. This seven-week intensive studio class will focus on enhancing skills that were taught in the Introduction metal-shop class and further develop these techniques based on the manipulation of mild and cold rolled steel. Many sculptural processes will be demonstrated within this seven-week intensive course that builds further on the knowledge and practice covered in prior classes. Processes like riveting, shaping metal with hammers (metalsmithing), and bending techniques will be covered as well as understanding how to use the CNC plasma cutter with the help of digital support. The student will be asked to repeat what is done during class demonstrations and a final will be based on this practice. This class will be graded on accuracy, attendance and creativity. All work should be on time of due dates. It is your responsibility that one class missed is made-up by my instruction. If two classes are missed during this seven-week intensive it will be hard to recover from failure.


Learning Outcomes:
Work proficiently and safely with steel fabrication techniques.
Learn how to think around production methods and understand how to plan a project in a cost effective way.
Introduces the students to CNC plasma cutting processes as they learn and practice drawing and calculating cuts in a CAD software program
Fosters awareness and alertness around a metalshop and to be cognizant of possible hazards.



Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Must have completed a Metalshop course.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
F 8:30AM - 12:10PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: Sculpture , Visual Arts (VA) , Fully In-Person , All courses
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