Topics covered will vary from year to year. Students will engage in a variety of learning styles and strategies, but mostly it will be a ‘hands on’ course. Topics include: Wax casting of precious metal rings, intermediate level necklace pendent, jewellery used as a cultural artifacts. Special topics include: Jewellery as an industry and cultural identity, and importing and exporting of precious metals as a commodity on the international stage. This course can be used for fine arts and/or applied skills course credit toward graduation. This course also focuses on the concept of jewellery as a form of commerce and its value in trade and industry.
There will be optional local and international field trips related to course content learning.