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Re: [art_education] Metal embossing

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  • John Bundy
    When I taught elementary art I used Throw away Aluminum Pie Pans. To Make Angels for Christmas I used 3 and 1/2 pans. Recycled from the Thanksgiving pies.We
    Message 1 of 21 , Dec 2, 2006
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      When I taught elementary art I used Throw away Aluminum Pie Pans. To Make Angels for Christmas I used 3 and 1/2 pans. Recycled from the Thanksgiving pies.We would cut out the flat circle. WATCH THE SHARP EDGES. Cut one circle in half make a cone shape for skirt or body, the other half we made a head with long hair this was attached to the seam on the back of cone or skirt. We folded next circle to make wings. The next circle we made a large radial halo . the other half circle we made arms. Use liquid nails or hot glue gun to assemble.  Emboss all metal parts before gluing. We used pencils to emboss and an open phonebook to back the metal. Don't forget you can emboss both sides. Best order to glue Make cone skirt glue seam. glue arms to seam at top of cone, glue head on back of arms chin just above point of cone. next glue wings behind shoulder area . last glue center of halo to back of head. halo is in a vertical position. I hope the attached image helps. Merry Christmas    John Bundy Highland High School Anderson, Indiana. I see you are from Grand Rapids My Wife is Director of Admissions at Western Michigan U. Kalamazoo
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      Subject: [art_education] Metal embossing

      I want my 7/8 graders to do some embossing on metal (copper, brass, or whatever...) .  What kind do you guys order?  Where do you order it from?
       
      Sarah Coullard
      Grand Rapids, MI

    • bruthrobson@aol.com
      John! What a great lesson! I may do it. Do you have any pics of completed ones by chance? Brenda
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        John!
        What a great lesson!
        I may do it.
        Do you have any pics of completed ones by chance?
        Brenda
      • K Olson
        I buy rolls of tooling foil from NASCO. It comes in aluminum, copper, and brass in different lengths. A 12inch roll, 25 feet long is $13. I use it for masks,
        Message 3 of 21 , Dec 2, 2006
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          I buy rolls of tooling foil from NASCO.  It comes in aluminum, copper, and brass in different lengths. A 12inch roll, 25 feet long is $13.

          I use it for masks, Christmas ornaments, and texture and pattern projects.  I used it this week to make textured fish.  It cuts with scissors, but holds it's shape.  Permanent markers work nice for adding color. 

          http://www.enasco.com

          Go to the Arts and Crafts Catalog and search for tooling foil.

          Kathy Olson

        • Rivka Kehaty
          ... Kelli I completely agree with you. My heart went out to everyone on a cart, lugging their water and buckets up flights of steps! I had my own art room
          Message 4 of 21 , Dec 2, 2006
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            >>>Bless all of you who have to travel to your students from room to room, whether it be on a cart or not. Teaching is challenging enough without having to carry your own water and water bucket>>>
             
            Kelli I completely agree with you.  My heart went out to everyone on a cart, lugging their water and buckets up flights of steps! 
             
            I had my own art room last year and it was heaven!  But, I started this year off with the principal saying, "Gee, I don't know where we'll put you this year.  Hmmmm??"  Did not inspire confidence in me.
             
            It was decided to put me in the library.  Would sound okay, but the room is in the process of recovery and reorganization after Hurricane Katrina flooded our school.  We have a (wonderful) volunteer who is working hard in there, but I feel like an intruder.  She works there
            while I teach my class.  It's weird having another adult in the room with us.
             
            The students do their art on a very large, very expensive (donated) and pristine wood conference table and it is surrounded by chairs upholstered in *white!* brocade.  So every beginning of class I have to move the white upholstered chairs to the wall (turned around to protect from splatters) and the students drag in chairs that are stored outside the classroom.
             
            The fancy table must be double covered to protect it.  A student has already (accidently) added a scratch from a needleworking project!
             
            I also lug water jugs into class, but I am so grateful to just have to walk down the school hallway with it and not up flights of steps like some of you!
             
            I don't have a cart, so I have a cardboard box that I carry my supplies home in when I leave for the day.  I also bring home the students work because there is no where to store it.
             
            Thanks for "listening".  I am not even ranting or complaining, just putting in my experience this year while I teach art.  I am the happiest in the classroom and love every minute of it-- even with all the inconveniences!    
             
            Rivka


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          • Kris Fontes
            Take a look at the metal etching of Linda Wood s students at http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/Linda-jewelry.htm I have done this with my
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              Take a look at the metal etching of Linda Wood's students  at http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/Linda-jewelry.htm I have done this with my middle school students and the work they produce is awesome.
              Kris Fontes
              Northwest Pa
               
            • kamla ravikumar
              Hi, Where can I get more information about a simple project in metal embossing for students? I can sourse the materials but I need a step-by-step method for a
              Message 6 of 21 , Dec 2, 2006
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                Hi,
                 
                Where can I get more information about a simple project in metal embossing for students?
                I can sourse the materials but I need a step-by-step method for a simple lesson.
                 
                Thanks,
                Kamla


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              • kamla ravikumar
                Thanks for the link to the metal embossing lesson.It was useful information. Kamla ... Check out the all-new Yahoo! Mail beta - Fire up a more powerful email
                Message 7 of 21 , Dec 3, 2006
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                  Thanks for the link to the metal embossing lesson.It was useful information.
                   
                  Kamla


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