|This artwork created by D. Washington, was an honorable mention in the|
Ilinois High School Regional Art Exhibition!
Summary: Students review the Elements of Design (that was learned the previous year in art), and apply all seven Elements within the artwork while exploring the medium of embossing.
- Engage with History of Embossing PPT which includes examples, vocabulary, tools, techniques, and other types of materials that can be embossed as well as historical reference. Students take notes and "doodle" in their sketchbooks.
- Elements of Design are reviewed. Students explore examples of each in their sketchbooks.
- 2 "Handprint" sketches (we joke about the thumbnail sketch and how this particular sketch needs to be larger and more "accurate," but still not a finished artwork). These sketches play with abstract design and the use of design in artwork (as opposed to representational).
- Students choose their favorite sketch and draw in a square where their embossing will be located. (Inside box, using compositional techniques, will be the metal repousse, and the outside will be the drawn mat extension.)
- Students ink their design.
- Students lay their metal square under their sketchbook page and "trace" their design onto the metal using wooden tools. The sketchbook pages act like a cushion, allowing the metal to be chased.
- Students then work their design by embossing and chasing, playing with the relief aspect of the metal.
- Once fully developed, the metal is laid on top of the larger mat and traced. The embossed design is then "extended" in a drawing onto the mat.
- Students practice using a color scheme in their sketchbooks on their sketches. Once a decision is made, students translate that color scheme onto the mat and develop values and contrast using color pencils.
- A window is cut into the mat, and the students mount their metal repousse from behind.
- Students complete a reflection in which they have to redraw their completed square and clearly label each element used in their artwork. On the back, they answer a variety of thought provoking questions as well as recall the steps to creating their artwork.
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