The fifth graders at Hall Middle School are studying Colonial America in their Social Studies Classes.
During Art Class, YIA Mentor Artist Angela Baker is working with the students to create their own unique punched tin lanterns like those used in Colonial times. Students studied examples of lanterns, candle holders and imagery of colonial themes. They then designed their own symbols and began working with metal sheets.
They have learned to emboss, punch and bend the metal to create their one-of-a-kind lanterns.
One fifth grade student, Rachael had this to say about the project “I have made lanterns before, but this time the process is different and they are going to come out so much better.”
Next up, students will build on their embossing skills to create prints representing Colonial professions.