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From: "Christy Kane" <claygoddess31>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 22:31:57 EDT
I'm getting ready to finish my second year teaching 3-d art at the high
school level. I'm already rewriting and revamping for next year. I teach
jewelry unit which consists of etched cuff bracelets based on culturally
specific designs, forming and soldering rings design of their choice,
stone set pendants also their designs. Anyone out there have any jewelry
projects or design ideas? I want to try something new! I have a couple
students with great potential and I'd like to challenge them. I am going
try to start casting next year, but may not have all the equipment.
Try to get a copy of Lapidary Journal Magazine. They have a variety of
projects in the back and I have used some of them when I taught Jewelry
classes. They have a web site: http://www.lapidaryjournal.com
Corona del Mar High School Art Department
Here's my line up for this semester for my advanced class...they do a
section of jewelry projects based on African art..they have a choice of
casting or fabrication. We will do some beadmaking with polymer clay as well.
Be sure to look at Angela Fisher's book "Africa Adorned" (also see her
articles in Nat. Geographic)
Art 3,4 b
All students will make a sketchbook that will be used for drawing
assignments in class and for notes during slide presentations.
Sketchbook points will be given for each day that an assignment is
required. (10 pts per assignment)
2. Painting Techniques: Love Stories and the Artistic Tradition
We will be looking at art works from many periods and cultures that
reflect the theme of love. Students will then create a painting composed
of symbolic objects that create an allegory about love.
3.Artist in Residence Project
Students will participate in a collaborative work under the direction of
artist Sandol Birk in conjunction with his exhibition "In Smog and
Thunder: The Great War of the Californias" at the Laguna Museum of Art.
4.Traditions of African Art: Magic and Myths
We will be learning about African sculpture, masks, textiles and
jewelry. Students will create their own jewelry and sculpture from lost
wax casting and metalworking.
5.Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: Cultural and Historical
Standards of Beauty
Composite images of what is considered beautiful in various cultures and
times. Body art and alterations such as scarification, tatooing, etc.
Use of digital media and photography. Self portrait as a person from
another culture using Photoshop.
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