0003-0004. Three Dimension (3 s.h. each course) F S
A foundation course paired with PDS 0003 introducing ideas fundamental to three-dimensional work and thought. Only simple materials such as paper, cardboard, wire, plaster, wood, and clay are used.
0102. Fiber Structures I: Dimensional Form (3 s.h.)
An introduction to textiles through hand manipulated processes such as netting, knotting, twining, wrapping, and plaiting. The course examines how color and pattern develop through interlocking structures and studies two and three-dimensional forms in fiber.
0103. Fiber Structures II: Introduction to Weaving (3 s.h.)
An introduction to weaving on the mechanical loom using a variety of materials to construct in both two and three dimensions. Painting, printing, and image construction on the woven form will also be explored. Both a historical and a contemporary approach will be encouraged. Pattern drafting to be taught on the Macintosh computer.
0104. Papermaking (3 s.h.)
This course introduces students to papermaking techniques, including sheet forming and casting.
0107-0207. Plastics for Jewelry (3 s.h. each course)
An introduction to the forming, fabricating, and casting of plastic materials. The student works with acrylics, polyesters, urethanes, epoxies, and silicones, and learns to combine these materials with metal.
0108-0208. Electroforming Workshop (3 s.h. each course)
Prerequisite: One year of metalworking experience.
Students with prior metalworking experience have the opportunity to explore nontraditional electrochemical processes for the creation of unique forms in metal.
0109-0209. Color in Metal (3 s.h. each course)
Aspects of applying color to metals or changing the existing color of metallic surfaces. Students are introduced to the new techniques, color anodizing aluminum, and the space-age metals titanium and Columbium. Application of color resin and vitreous enamels are also examined.
0110-0210. Blacksmithing (3 s.h. each course)
An introduction to hot forging. Both ferrous and non-ferrous metal used in an investigation of function and sculptural form.
0113-0213. Machine Tool Processes (3 s.h. each course)
The lathe, milling machine, drill press, and other machines are examined for their creative potential.
0115-0215. Production Processes (3 s.h. each course)
Introduction to production processes and marketing. Students will design and produce an object in quantity and be assisted in the marketing of that object.
0130. Survey of Fabric Pattern and Image I (3 s.h.)
0133-0233. CAD/CAM I Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture (3 s.h. each course)
The computer is employed to create 3-D solid models using Rhino software. Students are also assisted in creating photo-realistic presentation renderings from their models using NuGraf software.
0134-0234. CAD/CAM II Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture (3 s.h. each course)
Prerequisite: CAD/CAM 0133 or 0233.
Students use the models that they have created in Rhino to produce their work in metal or plastic using the DynaMyte 4400 CNC or various rapid prototyping processes.
0137-0237. Glass Construction, Topic: Kiln Working (3 s.h. each course)
This course includes exercises in kiln work for making objects in glass. The course consists of slide lectures, studio demonstrations in kiln casting, slumping, and glass fusing.
0138-0238. Glass Construction, Topic: Cold Glass (3 s.h. each course)
This course includes exercises in glass fabrication and the uses of adhesives, joining techniques, stained glass, and glass painting.
0151-0152. Beginning Ceramics (3 s.h. each course) F S
Hand formed and wheel thrown pottery and ceramic sculpture. An introduction to mold making, glazing, and firing, with an emphasis on design as an organic outgrowth of the ceramic process.
Note: This course is a prerequisite for all other ceramic courses.
0153-0154. Jewelry (3 s.h. each course) F S
An introduction to the design and fabrication of small-scale metal objects and jewelry, exploring metal-smithing, casting, machine use, and finishing techniques.
0158. Introduction to Glass (3 s.h.) F S
An introduction to off-hands glass blowing. The focus is on studio fundamentals and using the Hot Shop to create glass objects. Exercises in form making and teamwork are also covered.
0160. Intermediate Ceramics (3 s.h.) F S
Creative problems in pottery and ceramic sculpture for the student who has mastered use of the wheel and basic ceramic processes.
0168. Intermediate Glass (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Introduction to Glass 0158
Technical exercises in off-hand glassmaking for the student who wishes to learn more advanced techniques in glass blowing. Introduction of color of use with glass.
0169-0259. Metalsmithing (3 s.h. each course)
Advanced metal forming techniques are explored. Students are encouraged to produce functional hollowware and objects of a non-traditional source.
0170-0260. Casting (3 s.h. each course)
Controlled inertial (centrifugal) casting, rubber mold making, wax injection, product casting, high frequency melting, sand casting, and other specialized casting processes are used to produce jewelry and other objects in precious and non-precious metal.
0173-0263. Enameling (3 s.h. each course)
All basic enameling techniques which include Plique A Jour, Limoges, Champeleve, Bustail, etc. The course explores the use of synthetic resins as an addition to the enamelist's repertoire.
0189-0289. Photo Processes and Etching Jewelry (3 s.h. each course)
All aspects of the photographic processes that can be used with metals and plastics will be introduced. This includes photo-resist techniques for metal etching, plating, and anodizing, along with photo embedments in plastics.
0191-0291. Lapidary and Stone Setting (3 s.h. each course)
Further advanced lapidary processes are demonstrated which include the cutting and polishing of faceted stones designed by the student. Traditional and innovative stone setting methods are also to be explored in this course.
0205. Fabric Coloring and Embellishment (3 s.h.)
0206. Mixed Media Construction: Structural Embellishment (3 s.h.)
This course focuses on the stitch as a form of mark-making, exploring surface and structural applications such as embroidery, applique and quilting. Image transfers on cloth and free beading will also be explored. Projects will emphasize combining these "traditional" techniques with contemporary art issues and practices.
W220. Art Workshop in Scotland (3 s.h.) SS Core: WI
A four-week summer studio art workshop on location in Scotland. After an introductory week in London visiting museums, contemporary art galleries, and art schools, students spend the next three weeks working in studio facilities in Scotland at the Glasgow School of Art. Artists from that institution and Tyler School of Art staff conduct a series of intensive workshops in a variety of media. The students' travel and research experiences while in Great Britain are utilized as sources of inspiration f or the development of their art work in general and for an exhibition to be held at Tyler in the fall.
0221. Tyler Art Workshop in Scotland (3 to 6 s.h.) SS
Tyler Art Workshop in Scotland is a four-week studio art workshop in London and Scotland in conjunction with the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland. The students use their travel and research experiences from the first three weeks of the trip as source material for the creation of finished work during the final week of the program.
0241. Hot Glass, Topic: Blowing (3 s.h.) F S
Prerequisite: Introduction to Glass 0158.
An advance course in off-hand blowing where specialized techniques for glass object making are explored and developed. Specialized color techniques are introduced. Glass tools, processes, and methods for glassblowing are demonstrated in the studio during this class.
0242. Hot Glass, Topic: Hot Pour (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Introduction to Glass 0158.
This course focuses on the use of molten glass as a material for casting into mold materials. The use of sand, graphite, steels and wood are demonstrated in ways of making molds for hot glass pour. The studio use of tools, equipment, and annealing are demonstrated in this class.
0243. Advanced Glass, Topic: Seminar (3 s.h.) F S
This course is for the glass major. Individual problems are explored and developed for each student. Individual research, presentation and critical dialogue of contemporary glass are issues are discussed.
0244. Advanced Glass, Topic: Visiting Artist Series (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Introduction to Glass 0158, Intermediate Glass 0168, Advanced Glass 0243.
This course is for the glass major. Contemporary glass artists, critics, and historians are scheduled throughout the semester for lectures and criticism. This course emphasizes personal research and exploration of historical topics as well as current trends and issues in glass.
0245. Glass Workshop (3 s.h.) F S
An intensive daily workshop in hot and cold glass processes. The course includes lectures, demonstrations, and field trips related to glass. Traditions as well as experimental exploration of glass encouraged.
0247. Glass Seminar (3 s.h.)
This course is designed to examine issues that are relative to the advanced glass student. Technical lectures and assignments are part of the focus. Practical information is shared and discussed, and a survey of contemporary glass forms and concept s is also explored. While this ongoing seminar evolves, the students are individually pursuing their own work as related in their statement of intent.
0248. Ceramic Mold Making (3 s.h.)
Students produce both two and three-piece plaster molds to be used in the slip casting process for the production of multiple ceramic items. The course examines both the historical and contemporary use of molds and slip casting. During the semester the students are encouraged to incorporate the use of slip casting into the current style of work.
0249. Primitive Ceramics (3 s.h.)
A course concentrating on the use of primitive ceramics. Structured to develop skills in locating and refining clay, forming processes, and a variety of low temperature firing processes. This course utilizes many of the pottery techniques of Native American ceramics as one of the sources of investigation.
0251. Two Dimensional Ceramics (3 s.h.)
The making and production of tiles and other essentially two-dimensional ceramic items for application to interior and exterior architecture. Several processes, techniques and firing methods are explored. These include both high, low temperature firing, mold, and hand pressing techniques. The history of tiles and ceramic wall decoration are surveyed with concentration on relevant periods and counties.
0253-0254. Ceramic Materials (3 s.h. each course)
An examination of ceramic processes and chemistry as it applies to the formulation of clay bodies and glazes, common firing practices and the construction of kilns.
Note: The course intended for ceramic majors.
0255-0256. Ceramics (3 s.h. each course)
Problems in ceramics for the advanced student with emphasis on individual research projects.
0258. Porcelain (3 s.h.)
Ceramic workshop that covers the special properties of porcelain clay. Various hand building, throwing and casting techniques are explored as well as experiments in glazing and the preparation of clay bodies. Historical importance of porcelain is reviewed along with many contemporary uses of this material in vessel and sculptural forms.
0261. Advanced Throwing and Wheel Work (3 s.h.)
A course concentrating on the use of the potter's wheel, using a problem-solving approach. Structured to develop the necessary skills to enable the student in making personal aesthetic choices with regard to three dimensional ceramic form created on the wheel.
0262. Ceramic Structures (3 s.h.)
The approach to this course is to view ceramic materials as ideal for the creation of sculpture. The history of ceramic sculpture as well as contemporary movements are stressed. Various techniques used in ceramic sculpture, techniques and materials used in conjunction with ceramics are explored.
0265-0266. Junior Metalsmithing (3 s.h.)
Fabrication of hollow structures, three-dimensional sheet development, processes of surface embellishment, and non-ferrous forgings.
0267-0268. Metals Workshop (2 s.h.)
Summer classes for two credits in specialized subjects: tool making, stamping, fashion jewelry, wedding band design, photo portfolio, pewter workshop, forging, mechanisms, assaying, and refining.
0271. Ceramic Workshop (3 s.h.)
This course is offered to Tyler students who have successfully completed the beginning ceramics requirement and plan to major in another area, and to people outside the Tyler community by special permission of the instructor. This course is geared to accommodate a variety of skills and aesthetic points of view.
0273-0274. Advanced Fiber (3 s.h. each course)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Design and imagery through loom-constructed textiles: tapestry, double weave, brocade, and ikat; and off –loom construction. The course examines painting and dye techniques on fibers, surveys historical textiles, and discusses contemporary forms and concepts in fiber art. The individual students advanced pursuit in a chosen technical and conceptual method.
0275-0276. Senior Fibers (3 s.h.)
Fourth-year concentration in weaving textile design.
0280. Photo Images on Fabrics (3 s.h.)
Creating imagery and design on fabrics through the use of photographic stencils. Emphasis is placed on the many facets of photo-silkscreen. Alternative methods of fabric painting are discussed. Previous knowledge of basic photography is recommended.
0286. Contemporary Basketry (3 s.h.)
0292. Metals Concepts and Criticism (3 s.h.)
0293 0294. Advanced Ceramics (3 s.h.)
Problems in ceramics for the advanced student with emphasis on individual research projects.
0295. Machine Tool Processes (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Crafts 0113 Machine Tool Processes.
A continuation of machine tool processes, this course is designed to enable students to gain greater proficiency in the use of machine tools.
0351-0352. Senior Ceramics (3 s.h. each course)
Fourth-year concentration in ceramics and thesis work.
0361. Advanced Lapidary and Stone Setting (3 s.h.)
0363-0364. Senior Metals and Plastics (3 s.h. each course)
After exploring the use of plastics, the student is introduced to portfolio preparation. An independent senior project is also encouraged.
0371-0372. Senior Seminar in Metals (3 s.h. each course)
This course provides seniors who are interested in going on to graduate school with an opportunity to experience the responsibilities and rewards of graduate education by participation in the graduate metals seminar. These students, selected by the faculty, are also provided with a workspace in the graduate metals studio.
0382. Advanced Fabric Printing (3 s.h.)
Further exploration of imagery and processes in surface design. Advanced photographic and non-repeating printing techniques using pigments and dyes. Sculptural and environmental applications of printed textiles also are studied. Projects focus on individual development of subject matter within the context of contemporary and historic fiber art.
W387. Business Practices in Crafts (3 s.h.) Core: WI
All aspects of business practices as they relate to the craftsperson will be covered. The course will include the pricing of work, taxes, contracts, bookkeeping for small businesses, marketing, artist-gallery relations, and studio operations. The student will become familiar with the computer's use in a business environment.