5th Graders have been working on their own 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, I think 36 gauge)
They lay the metal underneath the paper drawing and use a pencil to redraw everything.
They colored the flipped side with sharpies using unrealistic colors.
I'm in my 6th year teaching art in Becker, MN. Time has really flown by! Wowza!