Her topic was "Illuminated Manuscripts of the Middle Ages" - an integrated lesson that tied the Visual Arts in with Language Arts and Social Studies. She showed a video to explain the process from making parchment to embellishing handwritten manuscripts with pure gold. It was awesome! I have provided the link below in case you are interested in learning more about the process.
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My students were given the task of creating an illuminated letter. They were to use one of their initials and draw symbols around it that represented something about themselves. Gold paint and metallic markers were used to "illuminate" their initial which was then glued onto a piece of wallpaper and mounted on black paper. The results were stunning.
Mrs. Jennifer Snead
Discussing a family crest with a student
Working on their letters
Third Grade student samples from Chets Creek Elementary
One of my students' pieces
Jennifer, you are an amazing educator and I owe you an enormous debt of gratitude. Thank you!!
Until next time...