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Lesson Plans


Re: jewelry making info

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Kandrbrt
Tue, 9 Apr 1996 23:22:35 -0400


I teach Jewelry classes level 1 and 2 at a high school level. I have taught
these classes for many years in several community colleges and have been in
the business of making jewelry for many years. The book I use the most with
my classes is the Complete Metalsmith by Tim McCreight. He also has a video
out by the same name that I use in addition to my live demonstrations.
Another good book is The Jeweler's Art by Alice Sprintzen that is available
through Davis Publications. Since you mentioned using your lessons in an
elementary school, this book would give you lots of ideas to adapt to this
age group. Don't miss Ornament magazine for stunning examples of contemporary
and ethnic jewelry. If you are interested in some lesson plans or ideas for
using DBAE in a jewelry class, please let me know. It is fertile ground for
multicultural lessons. And you don't have to have a lot of money to spend on
materials to do some wonderful things. (I heard the Jewelry USA video
mentioned and I had to chuckle because I recently found out my work was in
that video and I had heard of it and didn't even realize I was included in
it!!) Best of luck with your work,
Sincerely,
Teri Brudnak
Orange County High School of the Arts