Textured Metal Boxes
Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, K
This lesson plan combines the processes of repoussé and chasing to design a piece that looks as if it may have been crafted by an ancient silversmith. Objects are fixed to a cardboard box before the metal is applied so that the design is embossed into the metal in the style of repoussé. With tools, students then chase the metal around the objects to further define the texture.