Friday, March 16, 2012

So I'm Teaching for Eight Weeks...

all set for my explanation of hammers demo

My Spring Concentration class began on Sunday! With just a few days behind us, we have already covered sawing, piercing, filing, sanding, roll printing, texturing, annealing, riveting, design layout and measuring, dapping, jump rings, and earring findings. I keep firing info at my students and they are keeping up like a bunch of champs! I even gave them an assignment on the first day with a 10am (sharp!) deadline the next day. 
I have structured the class into five units, each focusing on a specific form of jewelry: earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, and brooches. I think this will be a great way for my beginners to work with limitation and focus. Each week we will begin with a PowerPoint presentation on one jewelry form and the techniques and projects that follow will focus on that form alone. There will be a critique each week as well. As the weeks progress students will add to and build on their skills so that during the last three weeks they can focus on more complicated ideas of their own. Technique demonstrations and practice will be complemented with an exploration of process through a variety of exercises including writing and one-hour 3D sketching.

I'll post as much as I can over the coming weeks...

Thanks for reading.

1 comment:

Hammer and Tongs said...

Fantastic, am looking forward to reading about the experience