Teaching Resources


The Archipendant project is a complete teaching package designed for teachers of year 8-12 visual art, or design and technology classes. There is no assumed knowledge or skills. The step by step video clips will enable you to teach yourself how to run this project with your class. The teaching program for this 10 week unit of work is already done for you, not to mention a very extensive set of student information handouts, work sheets, homework units and a class test. The brief is to design and make a decorative pendant from copper and brass. The pendant design will be inspired by a study of the Sydney Opera House. To support he design component of the project, there are powerpoint slideshows with notes, as well as a video interview with jewellery designers Helge Larsen and Darani Lewers. Our philosophy is to try to provide everything required for teachers to run successful design projects in the High School classroom. Students will take home a pendant that they may keep for a lifetime or give as a gift, and will have learnt skills and knowledge in design, graphics, architecture, soldering, as well as cutting and joining sheet metals. And it doesn't cost the earth to set it up at your school.

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Our aim is to support teachers with all the resources needed to successfully run this unit of work in their classrooms. We provide all the materials and the less common equipment as well as teaching notes and student sheets. The beauty of the Archipendant project is that it can be run without expensive equipment.

Materials and Equipment

Project DVD - Containing:
(video material)

  • Project introduction
  • Step by step making scenes
  • Sydney Opera House slideshow
  • Archipendant gallery slideshow
  • Interview with jewellery designers

Project CD - Containing:

  • Teaching program and notes (24 pages)
  • Student handouts (28 pages)
  • Sydney Opera House powerpoint presentation
  • Extension activities
  • Teaching tips
  • List of materials and equipment

Materials & Equipment

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