Hello folks. I’m going to be teaching a parent/child jewelry class
this fall (as well as an adult class) at a Boston arts center. The
environment is pretty laid back - focus on learning, art, and fun.
This is my first teaching experience, and drawing on past lessons
learned myself, I’m planning on a beginner’s project of a
sweat-soldered cut-out ring. So I’m not worried about the adult class
too much, but am wondering if anyone has any innovative ideas for the
parent/child project? I believe that the child must be at least 12
years old. This is the first time the arts center has run a course
like this, so don’t have a pre-planned project. The course is
advertised as “needing four hands to complete the project.” (I didn’t
write the course description.) Does anyone have any innovative ideas
for beginners? Or should I stick to the tried and true ring project
to introduce sawing, filing, soldering and polishing? Thanks in
advance for your wisdom and advice.
Holly in Boston.