Students used Metal Repousse technique to create a design with radial symmetry and texture. Students learned about this metal working technique in historical context of Byzantine and Greek art. Students then sketched their design in pencil on paper and then transferred it onto the metal with relief technique. Students presented their work in a classroom gallery walk and participated in a peer discussion about what they like about their own design and those of their classmates.
Examples of Metal Repousse were shown to students in historical context. (Image Source: Wikipedia)
Examples of great student work showing radial symmetry, embellishment with jewels and exterior patterns.
Students sketched their design before "chasing" or popping out the design from the back of the metal.
Students started with a square sheet of metal and needed to cut it down to size.
Student work displayed in a grid in the hallway just outside of the art room.
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