Thursday, May 08, 2008

The 7th and 8th grade students are working on English composition, so as an integrated activity, we are hand carving book plate printing blocks which will allow them to hand print book plates for attaching to the opening pages of their books. We are using MDF as our carving material as it has no grain direction and is easy carve. This week the students practiced with the tools, and made lots of mistakes. and we were all challenged to remember to work in mirror image. Carved lines remain white and all letters will be reversed. I had one almost completed before I remembered. Oops! Next week we will all do better.

1 comment:

  1. I want to make one too! This might be a great weekend workshop for ESSA! Maybe teach us to make one of those groovy spoons too? I would take it if it was offered!