Hanko and Chop

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Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

In traditional Asian culture, individuals used a small, unique stamp to sign documents and artwork. In this lesson, students design a personal “chop” - not just the seal portion, but a self-identifying handle as well. Wooden shapes may be used to create stylized figures that may look like toys, but are really small-scale sculptures. Functional pieces with the emphasis on “fun!”

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