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Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez

Professor
School for American Crafts
College of Art and Design

585-475-2654
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Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez

Professor
School for American Crafts
College of Art and Design

Education

BFA, MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology

585-475-2654

Currently Teaching

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**
CGEN-703
3 Credits
This course, coordinated and overseen by the School for American Craft's Graduate Director and Thesis Chief Adviser, will monitor the progress of a graduate student in the development of their Thesis. Students will review their work regularly throughout the semester, with both major faculty and the thesis committee. A minimum of three comprehensive thesis reviews with thesis committee members will take place during the semester. Students will create a written response, submitted to their Thesis Chief Adviser, for each review. In addition, a final and formal thesis critique by the student's thesis committee will take place at the end of the semester. Students will receive a written evaluation of this critique from the committee.
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-799
1 - 6 Credits
Metals and Jewelry Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser will propose a course of study to pursue over the course of the semester. Goals and objectives will be outlined by the student in conjunction with their faculty adviser. Metals and Jewelry Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. **NOTE: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA **
CMTJ-599
1 - 6 Credits
Metals and Jewelry Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser will propose a course of study to pursue over the course of the semester. Goals and objectives will be outlined by the student in conjunction with their faculty adviser. To enroll in a Metals and Jewelry Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
CMTJ-301
6 Credits
This course continues instruction in jewelry and hollowware rendering, chasing and repousse, and tool making, providing in-depth instruction on advanced design and fabrication techniques. Through the use of kumboo 24k gold and bi-metal overlay technique, acid-etching and hydraulic die forming, students are introduced to jewelry and hollowware design and production methods. This course also introduces intermediate gem setting, identification and gemstone anatomy. Students will obtain instruction on the proper use and maintenance of the metals shop. Students will be taught advanced machine skills, hand skills and tools. Students will be required to conduct research on a historical metals topic, write a paper and give a presentation. **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-887
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Metals and Jewelry Design students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission.
CMTJ-698
1 - 6 Credits
This course is open to all Metals graduate students with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Metals and Jewelry Design students should first procure an internship opportunity within our industry. Students must submit a completed permission form identifying the firm and what they have been told will be their duties and responsibilities. Metals and Jewelry Design Internships must be approved by the student’s Graduate Director or School Director. Students are required to submit a minimum 10-page paper about their experience and obtain a letter of review from their job site supervisor. 90 hours of work earns 1 semester credit.
CMTJ-699
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Metals and Jewelry Design students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission.
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**
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-499
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Metals and Jewelry Design students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission.
CMTJ-498
1 - 6 Credits
Metals and Jewelry Design Internship is open to all Metals undergraduate students with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Metals students should first procure an internship opportunity within our industry. Students must submit a completed permission form identifying the firm and include a job description that outlines their duties and responsibilities. Metals and Jewelry Design Internship must be approved by the student’s Program Director or Administrative Chair. Students are required to submit a minimum 10-page paper about their experience and obtain a letter of review from their job site supervisor. 90 hours of work earns 1 semester credit.
CMTJ-399
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Metals and Jewelry Design students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission.
CGEN-892
0 Credits
The School for American Crafts Continuation of Thesis course provides student additional semester(s) to complete their thesis research, project, and thesis document.
CMTJ-601
6 Credits
This course covers the advanced aesthetics and techniques in metals and culminating in the Master’s of Fine Arts Thesis. The course is structured on the individual student’s needs, interests and background preparation as they may be determined through faculty counseling. There will be a strengthening of metals techniques, design fundamentals and encouragement of personal expression. The student will be encouraged to evaluate new techniques, materials and concepts. This course is repeatable and leads to the master’s thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty. Lab fee is required.
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**
STAR-892
0 Credits
The Studio Arts Continuation of Thesis course provides student additional semester(s) to complete their thesis research, project, and thesis document.
STAR-890
6 Credits
For this final thesis course students continue working with their committee to evaluate work produced, and select the work to be exhibited. In addition, students will work with gallery coordinators and curators to install and exhibit their final body of work. Students are expected to defend their work to the committee through an oral defense and a written document.

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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Caballero-Perez, Juan Carlos. The Bracelet Invitational. 2018. Kathleen Sommers Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Exhibit.
Caballero-Perez, Juan Carlos. An Artist\'s Affair. 2018. Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Caballero-Perez, Juan Carlos. REFINED. 2018. Reavley Gallery in the Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX. Exhibit.
Caballero-Perez, Juan Carlos. Cultivating Connections. 2018. RIT/NTID Dyer Art Center, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Caballero-Perez, Juan Carlos. Spoon. 2018. East Carolina University, School of Art and Design, Greenville, NC. Exhibit.
Caballero=-Perez, Juan Carlos. faculty Exhibition. 2018. Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Caballero-Perez, Juan Carlos. Untitled. 2018. Rowan College at Burlington County, Pemberton, NJ. Installation.
Caballero-Perez, Juan Carlos. 6th Rochester Biennial Exhibition. Jul. 2014. Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester. Exhibit.
Caballero-Perez, Juan Carlos. Protective Ornament: Contemporary Amulets to Armor. 2014. Traveling Exhibition, Memphis. Exhibit.
Full Length Book
Editor, Victoria Lansford,. Linking Our Lineage. First ed. Eugene, OR: Society of North American Goldsmiths, 2017. Web.
Ramlijak, Suzanne. "On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets". Atglen, PA: Shiffer Publishing, 2014. Print.