Thursday, March 4, 2010

Studing Batiks and Stained Glass Windows

Third Grade students are finishing a unit in which they are studying traditional techniques of making stained glass windows and batiks. They used Elmer's White Glue to create outlines in their design and created interesting color schemes with chalk pastels.

by Bobby

By Nick

by Carmen

A stained glass window is of course made from glass and held together by melting metal between each shape and pane of glass. A batik is a composition created on cloth. The artist dyes the cloth to add color and covers areas with wax between each color. Many batiks have white outlines between major shapes in the composition, created from outlining the shapes with wax and then removing the wax at the end of the process.

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