Teach students about the tools that glass artists use to bring their imaginations to life.
Get into groups of 4 or 5.
Ask the following question:
What kinds of tools do glass artists need?
Finish the activity by playing the video called ”Patricia David – Outils et technique” (English subtitles) and learn the answer!
Print Annexe outils and cut out the various shapes.
- Protective goggles
- Flat pliers
- Paint tubes
Play the “Oeuvre” video so that kids can see examples of a glass artist’s work.
Get into groups of 4-5.
In groups, the students will dress up the glass artist using all of these accessories.
After 5 minutes, have each group present their dressed-up glass artist.
Finish by showing the video where glass artist Patricia David talks about the material she uses.
Food for Thought
A glass artist needs a lot of different technical tools! These include hammers, pliers, glasses, and aprons, just to name a few.
To be an artist, you need more than just an idea: you also need the right tools to get the job done. Try to imagine what an artist might need in order to work with copper, fabric, or even clay: Do you think they’d need as much equipment, or maybe even more?
Artisans work with their hands, but they also need very specific tools to make their vision come to life. For example, a potter working with clay would need a potter’s wheel to make their bowls and vases. Fabric artists require knitting needles and so much more!