Im giving the metals department 2 stars. From my experience most all the rest were great. I am a nontraditional student (meaning in 35 in college), but I took some art because I have a great interest in making jewelry and different things. Ive wanted to take the metals class for as long as I can remember. I was treated with distain and the teacher went out of her way to ignore my questions. Evidently if you have any desire to actually make wearable jewelry to sell this is what you get. So if you are like me and looking to improve on your skills in order to profit from them eventually, find somewhere else because your not gonna get anything but critique from the class.