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MJD-111 Northwest Coast First Nations Art & Engraving I

This course will focus on students learning the traditional skill of engraving precious metals to produce either First Nations or contemporary-themed work. Students will learn to prepare their own engraving tools, practice hand engraving, and even try their hand on the Gravermax engraving system. Students will have the opportunity to explore the history of Indigenous design and the nature of Northwest Coast First Nations art. The use of First Nations designs and the political and cultural aspects of "appropriation" as it relates to Indigenous culture will be discussed.


  • Admission to the Metal Jewellery Design Certificate Program.

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