Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Illuminated Manuscripts

5th grade created amazing works using metal and parchment during our Medieval Art unit. We started by making a collage of a letter using cardboard. Then we used glue to build up a relief design.

Once they dried, we wrapped the letters in aluminum foil. The kids added color and designs using colored permanent markers.

The next week, we headed to the computer lab to research inspirational quotes. They did a great job finding meaningful quotes! We used a quill to write our quotes on reproduction parchment and added our letter. 

The whole process took 3 class sessions and they turned out great!