Metal Repousse Glyphs
The Maya created their own form of visual language, similar to Egyptian hieroglyphics. These glyphs were painted on pottery, written in books, and carved into stone columns called stelas.
This middle school art lesson is inspired by Mayan glyphs. Students will sketch an ancient glyph before creating one of their own. Students will use tooling foil to create a metal repousse of their glyph. This design may reflect something about the student's identity, interests, hobbies, heritage, etc.
This 10-page lesson plan includes: information about the artwork, objectives, National Core Arts Standards, materials list, procedure and assessment, as well as resources and student examples for inspiration.