Design for Fabrication & Blacksmithing provides students with a basic understanding of the design and visual communication skills required to develop and present concepts that may be realized in wrought iron.
The course will offer an introduction to essential drawing skills in black and white media and an overview of core design principles – with context via relevant metal craft history. Students will be aided in developing their basic rendering techniques and concept design skills in product development and presentation. The course also covers practical aspects such as the reading and drawing of scale plans, structural considerations, and building code conventions.
Students will gain the ability to blend functionality with aesthetics and articulate their creative visions on paper as an adjunct to working in wrought metal.
Prerequisites: BLCK 121: Shop Culture: Safety and Devices.