Lesson Up. This Is Important.
Below you will find a number of free lessons to explore. These lessons are part of Norgard Designs’ Global Projects.
Here’s a little story: Once upon a time Sam was talking with Terry Barrett (author of CRITS: A Student Manual) about why we teach. Terry brought up that it was all about world peace. As this idea settled into Sam’s mind, she found it to be true! The very foundation of the critiques she held was sharing, listening and respecting another’s idea. This was a piece of the path that has led Sam to do Global Project work.
How Sam’s process works:
- Research – Sam’s spends lots and lots of studio time playing with beads and learning from many other great beaders. Special nods to Kate McKinnon and Laura McCabe whose inspirational work has generously been shared. Sam cooks up a casserole of her diverse art making skills, her interest in 2-D, 3-D and 4-D space, collaboration, and teaching. A form that interests her and fits the learner’s progression rises to the top. Sam discusses it with “Sam’s Global A TEAM”. Currently: Anvi Shah, Carol Romano Geraghty, Dawn Peterson and Deb Cherry Mosch. More research happens.
- Teaching – The teaching happens: through videos technique and possibility are taught. A specific form is asked for as an outcome. Lectures on design (such as value and color) are taught. A series of Companion Lessons are created and shared to watch as beaders create forms to donate to the creation of the final project.
- Students Create – Forms are made.
- Assembly – The magic continues as form and possibility come together to make the final work. Norgard Designs continues to look for showing spaces and welcomes input from all our participants. A Facebook page has been made for the each of the Global Projects. Join us and share your ideas.
Below you will find free lessons from the 2022 “Triangle Love” project. Norgard Designs provides these for free. We hope you might join the project and send a form or forms for the final work. The triangle pattern can be found for free within the lessons, specifically Lesson 1, where we show how to get started. We have also made a printable version of the form available for $1 in our store. Please visit here to purchase. Happy Beading!
Below you will find free lessons from the 2021 “All Colors” project. Norgard Designs provides these for free. We hope you might join the project and send a form or forms for the final work. “Happy Beading”!
Below you will find free lessons from the 2020 “Black and White Together” project. Norgard Designs provides these for free. We hope you might join the project and send a form or forms for the final work. This year we are opening donation pages to help support the projects and those involved. No donation is too small, and we appreciate ever one of you! And, As Carol says: “Happy Beading”!