Thank you for the lesson plan on stained glass. There is no age
suggestion, but I suppose it is high school. My husband and I used
to do stained glass projects to sell, and I sort of cringe when I
think about turning kids loose to cut glass. Anyone who undertakes
this plan should be well-versed in glass cutting techniques, as it
involves a lot more than just researching stained glass windows and
designing your own. Cutting inside curves, for instance, takes a lot
of patience and skill. There will be many sharp scraps around that
should not go into your plastic trash bag. A pair of "grozing
pliers" are a must for any small pieces and curves. Safety glasses
are essential, too. I think you will have to be a very brave art
teacher to undertake this and allow some time to practice cutting
before beginning the project. This might be a good challenge for an
advanced student, assuming you have or can afford to buy the supplies
and equipment. I know this sounds very negative, but I'm trying to
keep someone from just jumping into something, unwarned, as I have,
after reading lesson plans!
> I have added Dana Riggleman's lesson plan for concrete cast tiles
> the list Files folder. Go to:
> Sign on with your Yahoo ID... Click Files in left table - Then
> Plans. Dana's lesson is at the top. It is a Word file.
> If anyone does a lesson with students, send me images of student
> and I will put the lesson on IAD.
> Thanks for "jarring" my memory on this one. I used to have it in
> file sharing folder on IAD. I don't keep Word files there for long.
> Judy Decker