Saturday, August 18, 2012

Using wood to create 3-Dimensional art (Part II)

For this part of wood exploration, the students used a variety of wood scraps in order to create a colorful composition.
The students also had the opportunity to explore the art of pyrography. We learned that pyrography can be translated as "writing with heat". We looked at pictures of the variety of pokers that artists use, and discussed how different temperature is applied to the heated area of wood in order to create dark lines and shading.
The students did a great job creating designs using the burner pen, and some of them even managed to write  their name.

Creating designs on a wooden surface was challenging.
The wood is not as smooth as a piece of paper and often absorbs paint faster.   
The pyrography experiment is placed in the middle of the composition.

 Learning how to hold the burner pen correctly was essential for this project.
We went over the safety procedures in detail.

We learned quickly that we can burn the wood if we remain on the same spot longer than needed.
Student comment: " I smell the wood burning".    

Practicing writing letters.


  1. Excellent compositions, very creative, I love those compositions with wood, partly remind me of totems, wonderful colors.

  2. Wow- super cool and creative project!! How many wood burning tools did you need to use with the class or did they share one?

  3. The students shared two burner pens, one with a thick tip and one with a flat one.

  4. An excellent result these compositions in wood, very cheerful and pleasant to see.

  5. Very interesting wood creations !!!
    Excellent art-works and really very amazing colours !!!

  6. Hermosos trabajos artesanales en madera, tienen buena creatividad e imaginación, va un cordial saludo, Rodisi

  7. very impressing... your students are very lucky!!!

  8. Wonderful use of wood, and beautiful results! I bet your students enjoyed using the burner tool!

  9. It is so good to see little artists develop their range of skills. You are such an inspirational teacher, you probably have a whole school of budding Picassos on your hands.
    What marvellous experimentation:)

  10. This must have been a fun class. If only I had had such exciting art lessons at school.