Jewelry Workshop I Kapaa High

Jewelry Workshop

2018-2019


Students participated in their 1st Jewelry Workshop. With a grant through the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts the first phase of a jewelry/metal shop was set up. This is a repeating workshop where teachers are mentored on materials and process so that they will be able to continue a jewelry workshop for years to come.

Students rose to the challenge of creating small scale metal works using their fine motor skills and critical 3 dimensional thinking to create designs and patterns that they transferred to metal, sawed, filed, sanded and polished.

Inserting a saw blade the width of hair is no problem for these highly focused students.

Student saws his "symbol" out of 18 gauge copper sheet metal

In between class visits I stopped in to find that students who had learned skills were sharing those skills in a collaborative effort to complete their work.