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Hector Carmona-Miranda

Visiting Lecturer

School for American Crafts
College of Art and Design

Hector Carmona-Miranda

Visiting Lecturer

School for American Crafts
College of Art and Design

Currently Teaching

CMTJ-124
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the field of metals and jewelry design. It is designed to develop fundamental skills in working with nonferrous metal through various metalsmithing processes and techniques. The course will focus on the understanding of materials and processes for the fabrication of small objects and jewelry. Decorative surface texture, pattern and forming techniques will be studied as well as cold connection, soldering and hollow construction. The course will also explore the use of alternative materials as a medium to create work along an assigned theme or conceptual framework. The student will learn to evaluate new techniques, materials and concepts to succeed in more advanced Studio Arts course. **Fee: There is a materials fee required for this course and an additional course fee applied via SFS bill. See course notes for course fee information. **
CMTJ-206
3 Credits
This course will introduce students to basic jewelry hand tools. Students will learn about composition and working properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, which will serve as primary materials. This course will provide in-depth instruction on fundamental design and fabrication techniques. Students will acquire technical understanding and demonstrate the comprehension of materials through assigned projects motivated by current themes in contemporary art and jewelry design. Students will be instructed on the proper use and maintenance of the metals shop. Students will be required to conduct research on a historical metals topic, write a paper and give a presentation. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CMTJ-211
3 Credits
Students will engage in fundamental design and fabrication techniques, materials, and processes within the broad historical and social context of jewelry design and metalworking. Working with precious and non-precious metals, students will learn traditional metal and jewelry methods of construction and fabrication. Students will acquire technical understanding and demonstrate the comprehension of materials through assigned projects motivated by current themes in contemporary art and jewelry design. Students will be instructed on the proper use and maintenance of the metals shop. Students will be required to conduct research on an historical metals topic, write a paper and give a presentation. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CMTJ-212
3 Credits
The course focuses on the fundamentals of jewelry and metal design. Current styles and formal characteristics of jewelry and metal objects will be studied through a series of design problems. Students will learn casting and mold-making techniques for small scale objects and jewelry. Instruction will include vacuum assisted and centrifuge casting, sand casting, wax carving, replica casting, and silicone rubber mold making. Students will acquire technical understanding and demonstrate the comprehension of materials through assigned projects motivated by current themes in contemporary art and jewelry design. Students will be instructed on the proper use and maintenance of the metals shop. Students will be required to conduct research on a historical metals topic, write a paper and give a presentation. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CMTJ-530
3 Credits
This is an elective course providing an opportunity for introductory study in metals: either hollowware or jewelry. Development of metals techniques, design fundamentals and encouragement of personal expression will be encouraged. The student will learn to evaluate new techniques, materials and concepts. Slide lectures, technical demonstrations, field trips, hands-on experience and critiques will be used. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CMTJ-630
3 Credits
This is an elective course providing graduate-level students an opportunity for introductory study in metals: either hollowware or jewelry. Students will gain an understanding of the history of metals. Development of metals techniques, design fundamentals and encouragement of personal expression are encouraged. The student will learn to evaluate new techniques, materials and concepts. Slide lectures, technical demonstrations, field trips, hands-on experience and critiques used. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**