Alan Thompson

Associate Professor

Art & Design

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Teaching

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Survey of the visual arts and consumer products from the 40s to the 80s. The objects we live with, use and wear reflect the beliefs, attitudes and tastes of the time. This course offers a survey of the development of the pop object, product design and craft media from World War II to the present. An overview of world events, art and architecture, political and social change will be included to provide context and chronology.

Survey of the visual arts and consumer products from the 40s to the 80s. The objects we live with, use and wear reflect the beliefs, attitudes and tastes of the time. This course offers a survey of the development of the pop object, product design and craft media from World War II to the present. An overview of world events, art and architecture, political and social change will be included to provide context and chronology.

The basic properties and characteristics of metal. Projects involve learning to saw, form, fabricate, and finish various metals and will include simple stone settings.

The basic properties and characteristics of metal. Projects involve learning to saw, form, fabricate, and finish various metals and will include simple stone settings.

The basic properties and characteristics of metal. Projects involve learning to saw, form, fabricate, and finish various metals and will include simple stone settings.

In-depth study of the properties and characteristics of metal. Students explore the properties and characteristics of metal through casting, mold making, etching, forging, and sinking shallow forms. Projects using cast forms, multiple elements, simple mechanisms, and designing and creating functional utensils will be assigned.

In-depth study of the properties and characteristics of metal. Students explore the properties and characteristics of metal through casting, mold making, etching, forging, and sinking shallow forms. Projects using cast forms, multiple elements, simple mechanisms, and designing and creating functional utensils will be assigned.

In-depth study of the properties and characteristics of metal. Students explore the properties and characteristics of metal through casting, mold making, etching, forging, and sinking shallow forms. Projects using cast forms, multiple elements, simple mechanisms, and designing and creating functional utensils will be assigned.

Stone setting and making multiples. A detailed study of facetted stone settings followed by an assignment focusing on small scale mass production. The final project will be to design and produce a hollow bracelet with a hinge and box catch; students develop construction skills and a more advanced use of mechanisms.

Further investigation of metal processes through texture studies, chasing/repoussé, machining, aluminum anodizing and copper electroforming. Projects of a more comprehensive nature will be expected using previously learned methods and techniques.

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