ERIC Number: EJ710233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-1
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Treasures to Remember
School Arts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v104 n6 p41 Feb 2005
A book is a treasure that can hold fascination and wonder within and capture our attention with exterior beauty as well. With this in mind, the author had her students explore the rare book covers of the Middle Ages, when books were handwritten by monks on handmade paper. They created their own large-format books (12 x 13" or 30.5 x 33 cm) that could be used as photo albums, sketchbooks, or journals. The art classroom became a studio workshop with two vats of paper pulp for papermaking, a press for printing/embossing, and work tables for metal repousse. While some students made paper, others worked on their printing plates. Some constructed parts of their book, while others worked on their repousse. Some took their time, while others pushed to make a second book.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, History Instruction, Art Activities, Medieval Literature, Medieval History, Books, High School Students, Paper (Material)
Davis Publications, Inc., 50 Portland St., Worcester, MA 01608. Web site: http://www.davis-art.com.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United States