Course Description:

The student will explore historical and contemporary trends and values in jewelry making with special emphasis on the local market and cultural environment. Although the course is based on a Western model, the student will also be introduced to concepts in indigenous African body adornment hernage especially in Uganda. The student will be introduced to jewelry studio practice, especially occupational health and safety with respect to the handling and use of materials, tools and equipment in the studio. The student will be introduced to the jewelry-making process from concept through drawing to finished piece.

Course Objectives

  • The student will develop an understanding of historical and contemporary jewelry making trends and values.
  • The student will develop an understanding of jewelry studio set up and practice
  • The student will be given an entry point into the process of jewelry making, ie how to conceive an original design, develop it on paper and then produce it using designated techniques, materials, tools and equipment.
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Introduction To Jewelry Making IFA 1107 DOC PDF PS
IFA 1107 Introduction To Jewelry Making