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. This course serves as an introduction to metalwork and the metal shop environment. As a project based course, in which students will learn to safely and skilfully use various hand tool processes and machine tools in the metal shop. This course involves casting aluminum, machining using lathes and milling machines and welding.
Safety Glasses / Closed toe shoes
Evaluation The course evaluation will be based primarily on the quality of project work produced and the effort students demonstrated during class time.
Engagement / Participation/ Work Habits 25%
Engagement/ Participationrefers to how you engaged you are with the process of metal working- arriving with an open mind and natural curiosity, to engage with the material and techniques presented to you and to give your best effort to every project and design challenge.
Projects are assign each term and must be submitted for assessment within that term to arrive at your grade. Projects will be discussed and decided upon between yourself and your instructor. Sometimes you maybe working on something unique that require alternative deadlines. Whole class projects should adhere to the teachers due dates, and you should make arrangements if you are unable to complete your projects by the assigned date.
Assessment and Evaluation Each student is assessed as an individual. We begin the year with individual conferences to establish the artistic goals of each student, then move through a program of study and practice that grows and develops those skills. Class exercises, and projects are reviewed informally for students learning and then formally during class critiques and using assign criteria.
Expectation & Work Habits
Arrive on time and attend class regularly
Come to class prepared with necessary materials ex: closed toe shoes
Listen respectfully, observe demonstrations carefully and follow instructions
Begin work promptly and stay focused on work throughout the period