|Another free form sculpture created through the miracle of junk drawer hardware!|
This is what I learned from taking this jewelry class:
- It's hard to work in a classroom situation. With so many people bustling around it's difficult to concentrate. You can either ignore everyone else or engage fellow students and learn from them.
- Have the right tools for the job. Without the right tools for the materials you are working with, you can't even begin to make the art work. Without saws, hammers, drills, and the handy anvil, you can't work in metal.
- One piece of art work can lead to the next and the next. Left over shapes can inspire the next creation.
- Everyone learns a new skill differently. Some students need written directions, or visual directions, or verbal directions or are tactile learners.
It became obvious to me that I am a tactile learner and need to work with the materials directly. The fancy name for this is a "kinesthetic". The not so fancy name is a "do-er". Are you a do-er or one of those other people?