Veils of Light and Color

Grade Level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Special Education, K

In speaking of stained glass windows found in gothic-era cathedrals, French architect Viollett-le-Duc referred to them as “veils of light and color...” This project is far simpler than producing stained glass-type artwork, where pieces fit together and are separated by lead lines. By eliminating those aspects of construction, students are free to use shape, value, and color as they like, with the added element of light to illuminate their creations.