2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 17, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ADSA 231H - 20,000 Years of Adornment

Credits: 4
Despite the evolution of civilization and humankind’s advancement in every field of study, one thing has remained constant – the need to express our individuality while maintaining a sense of belonging. From the dawn of civilization to contemporary society, humans have been using methods and objects of adornment to define themselves. From warding off evil spirits to signifying status or wealth to modern-day activism, objects and displays of adornment show us who we are, where we came from and what our belief systems are.
This studio course’s interdisciplinary approach will include class lectures, research, guest speakers, field study and hand making a body of work culminating in a public exhibition. Working in the ADSA metalsmithing and jewelry making studio, students will explore and experiment using traditional craft. Materials and techniques including found objects, wood, metal and fiber/textiles to create objects of adornment.