Undergraduate Bulletin for 1998-99

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0003-0004. Three Dimension (3 s.h.) FS
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. Off Loom Fiber Structure (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. Introduction to Weaving (3 s.h.)
An introduction to tapestry frame weaving and an examination of how color and pattern affect the woven structure. Hand manipulated techniques including netting and twining will be used, as well as three-dimensional structures using hand manipulated techniques. An introduction to feltmaking and four harness floor looms.

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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
The lathe, milling machine, drill press, and other machines are examined for their creative potential.

0115-0215. Production Processes (3 s.h.)
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. Fabric Pattern and Image I (3 s.h.)
An investigation of the unique properties of color application through dyes and pigments on fabric. Discharge, resist, and patterning techniques are covered, with an emphasis on color relationships and imagery.

0131. Fabric Pattern and Image II (3 s.h.)
An introduction to textile printing using silk screen, dyes, and pigments. Photographic and cut paper stencils are emphasized with projects in repeat and non-repeat designs. An introduction to contemporary use of surface patterning in three-dimensional and wearable forms.

0133-0233. CAD/CAM I Computer-Aided-Design/Computer-Aided-Manufacture (3 s.h.)
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.)
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. CAD/CAM 133 or 233 is a prerequisite.

0151-0152. Beginning Ceramics (3 s.h.) FS
Wheel thrown and hand formed pottery and sculpture. An introduction to mold-making, glazing, and firing, with emphasis on design as an organic outgrowth of the ceramic process.

0153-0154. Jewelry (3 s.h.) FS
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.) FS
An introduction to all of the basic processes of glass forming including blowing, casting, and oven work. Focus on the development of the blown form and a working knowledge of the specialized tools and equipment used in hot glass. Prerequisite for all other courses.

0160. Intermediate Ceramics (3 s.h.) FS
Creative problems in pottery for the student who has mastered use of the wheel and basic ceramic processes.

0169-0259. Metalsmithing (3 s.h.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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. Fabric Constructions (3 s.h.)
Shaped and embellished textiles, emphasizing relief as well as three-dimensional forms using fabric. Stitchery, armatures, piercing, and fabric dyeing are covered. Projects involve sculpture, wearable, and patterned fabric structures.

W220. Art Workshop in Scotland (3 s.h.) SS
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 for the development of their artwork.

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.

0237-0238. Glass Construction (3 s.h.) FS
Object-making using hot and cold glass. The course consists of slides, demonstrations, and studio time spent on casting, slumping, fusing, sandblasting, and painting on glass. The course focuses on glass as a material and its use in mixed media construction.

0241-0242. Hot Glass (3 s.h.) FS
An introduction to the processes of glass forming and decoration, together with the study of glass chemistry, toolmaking, furnace and oven design, and construction.

0243-0244. Advanced Glass (3 s.h.) FS
Problems in glass for the advanced student with emphasis on individual research projects.

0245. Glass Workshop (3 s.h.) FS
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 concepts 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 building both two-and three-piece plaster molds to be used in the slipcasting process for the production of multiple items made from clay. The course examines both the historical and contemporary use of molds and slipcasting. During the semester, the students are encouraged to incorporate the use of slipcasting into their existing 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, the course utilizes 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 as it applies to interior and exterior architecture. Several processes, techniques, and firing methods are explored. These include both high and low firing, and mold and hand pressing techniques. The history of tiles is surveyed, with concentration on relevant periods and countries.

0253-0254. Ceramic Materials (3 s.h.)
An examination of ceramic process, the formulation of clay bodies and glazes, common firing practices, and the construction of kilns. The course is intended for the ceramics major.

0255-0256. Ceramics (3 s.h.)
Problems in ceramics for the advanced student with emphasis on individual research projects.

0258. Porcelain (3 s.h.)

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 skill levels necessary to make personal aesthetic choices with regard to three-dimensional ceramic forms with this machine.

0262. Ceramic Structures (3 s.h.)
Ceramics as a sculptural media. The history of ceramic sculpture as well as contemporary movements are stressed. Various techniques used in ceramic sculpture and techniques of material used in conjunction with ceramics are covered.

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.)
Offered to Tyler students who have successfully completed their beginning ceramic requirement and who plan to major in other areas, and to community residents by special permission of the instructor. A variety of skill levels and aesthetic points of view can interact with a rotation of topics.

0273-0274. Advanced Fiber (3 s.h.)
Design and imagery through loom-constructed textiles: tapestry, double weave, brocade, and ikat. The course examines painting and dye techniques on fibers, surveys historical woven textiles, and discusses contemporary forms and concepts in fiber art.

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 Process. 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.)
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.)
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.)
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 work space 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.)
All aspects of business practices as they relate to the craftperson 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.

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