I love the smell of burning wood...
If you have been in the middle school building you may have wondered if the building was on fire. That is because middle school students are studying the art of Pyrography. "Pyrography is about creating images with monochromatic tones and values by applying heat to a surface using hot metal tips and torches." Rest assured parents we are using hot metal tips but no torches in the FBCS art room. Students looked at the work of Julie Bender and researched ideas on the Internet. Once they decided on an image they transferred them onto sanded pieces of wood and began the process of burning. They look amazing! Below are a few examples of finished work.
I smell something burning...
Middle school students viewed Pyrography Prezi on Artist Julie Bender (located on the Classwork page). They spent time researching and drawing ideas for their own wood burning project and preparing their piece of wood. Next, they copied their drawing onto their wood. After practicing with the different wood burning tips they begin working on their final project. Some students added color with acrylic paint. The final projects are amazing! A big thank you to former FBCS art teacher Linda Zapatka for coming and helping us with this unit.