Mankind has long sought shelter from the elements, and being inside in past centuries meant there was little light no matter the time of day. When fire was first tamed, it provided just enough light to see. Candles were a refinement of this principle, but they were also just barely...

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Industrial art classes are designed to teach students how to work with materials to produce a finished product, but they are not necessarily designed to teach them to be creative. Many of the students begin with simple projects, and their goal is to learn how to handle tools and work...

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The basics of working in metal are often taught during industrial arts classes in school, and it has been a class dominated by young men. Times are changing, and these classes are becoming more co-educational. This gives children of both genders a chance to explore the world of metal working,...

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Communications have advanced significantly in the last few decades, and knowledge has a new outlet to spread itself across the globe. Anyone with an online connection can now study subjects that used to be restricted to specialized classes, and many people have taken advantage of this situation. Some people are...

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Shop classes around the world have been taught for centuries, and wood is a favorite material to use. It is versatile, can be worked quickly and a wide variety of projects can be made from it. Students begin by learning how to build simple projects, and they progress to more...

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Artists come from all walks of life, but there are a few who grow up with the goal of producing art as a career. Many people might imagine them as serious students in a classroom where they learn to paint and work with clay, but there are other arts programs available to students. Industrial arts classes have long been an area where artists are born, but they have been discounted as not being real art. This is because people focus on the industrial nature of the classes, and they ignore the creative factor involved.

Learning how to create is an important part of any art, and industrial artists are taught this as part of their skills. They learn to plan out their projects, measure and cut their supplies. Once all their pieces have been assembled, they then learn how to attached them and add the finishing touches with will make their project complete.