5th Graders have been working on animal carvings inspired by artwork found in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Students first draw their animal on paper - they choose a realistic animal that has unrealistic patterns
Once done with paper, they get a piece of metal foil (it's thicker than aluminum foil, around 36 gauge)
They lay the metal underneath the paper drawing and use a pencil to redraw everything. By redrawing everything, students create an indent in the metal - This is also called Embossing.
They colored the flipped side of the metal (the side that has the raised patterns) with sharpies using unrealistic colors.
I'm in my 6th year teaching art in Becker, MN. Time has really flown by! Wowza!