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Re: Jewelry curriculum


From: Deb Mortl (dmortl_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Mar 08 2001 - 10:26:43 PST

I have made looms with the kids out of pieces of wood moulding cut into 4"
pieces and then hammered to a flat board on each end. Then you use eye
hooks to hold the warp threads in place. They can graph out their design,
and create Navajo beaded bracelets by weaving them on the loom.

>I wrote an entry yesterday, but I am not sure if it was sent right, so I am
>writing again! Sorry if you have already received this email!
>I am developing a 4 week high school jewelry curriculum, and I was
>wondering if anyone had any good ideas for project or art history
>exemplars? I just got the book Africa Adorned, and I was thinking of
>focusing on the African culture as the art history part of the lesson. I
>am familiar with making rings, bracelets, and pendents, and thought that
>something like that could be the production part of the lesson.

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