Stimulating Jewelry Making

In this workshop the participants will learn simple jewelry making techniques and craft their own unique creations. This an exploration in tactile art and sensory stimulation. There will be a brief discussion on the therapeutic value of tactile art as it relates to the senses and how it can be used as a coping mechanism to manage stress for neurotypical people as well as people on the autism spectrum or with developmental, and or mental disabilities.

Location
Maryland Institute College of Art
Instructor
Shawna Cheatham
Part of
December 9th Knowledge Exchange Day
Sessions
Saturday, December 9, 2017 12:15 - 1:45 PM
 
 

In this workshop the participants will learn simple jewelry making techniques and craft their own unique creations. This an exploration in tactile art and sensory stimulation. There will be a brief discussion on the therapeutic value of tactile art as it relates to the senses and how it can be used as a coping mechanism to manage stress for neurotypical people as well as people on the autism spectrum or with developmental, and or mental disabilities. We will also briefly discuss the metaphysical healing properties of the crystals we will be crafting with. Utilizing provided materials you will craft your own beaded bracelet. During this workshop Participants will also craft a basic quartz crystal pendant mounted on hemp cord applying the simple wire wrapping technique per guided instuction from the facilitator.participants will leave with more than their creations. they will have an understanding of how art is an integral part of daily life , language and communication.