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.
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.