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Leather Earrings

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create geometric designs using leather and string to make a pair of earrings. Students will use a leather punch and sewing skills to complete their project.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will use a leather punch and sew leather.

Students will create a geometric design that represents balance within their jewelry.

Students will discuss the impact of wearable art on personal and group identity.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Discuss how to create balanced geometric designs.
  • Model how to use the leather punch.
  • Demonstrate how to sew leather.
  • Demonstrate how to connect the jewelry hardware using pliers.

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National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

Prof.VA:Cr1.1

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

Acc.VA:Cr1.2

Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

Prof.VA:Cr2.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

30 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Jewelry pliers (round nose and long nose)
  • Leather punch
  • Leather (or faux leather)
  • Sewing needle
  • Crochet thread
  • Glue stick
  • Jump rings & earring hooks
  • Scissors

National Standards


Create

Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.

Prof.VA:Cr1.1

Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

Acc.VA:Cr1.2

Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

Prof.VA:Cr2.1

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Steps

Review Types of Balance

Review types of balance. Discuss how to create balanced geometric designs

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Types Of Balance

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Summative

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