Glass Etching. History.
-Glass etching started around the 15th Century. Artists scratched directly onto cast or hand-blown glass, creating designs, motifs and pictures. -Acid etching was developed in the 1860’s and the cutting was finer and more exquisite. -As the types of acids used in this process were extremely hazardous, a mould-etch process was invented in the 1920’s and later widely used in the 1930’s. Moulds were used to mass produce etched glassware and later became known as Depression glass.
Glass etching is: The process of treating areas of glass to create a roughened, frosted glass design.
We will be using Glass etch cream: It has a diluted acid that lightly eats away at the surface of glass.
We will be looking at the art of
Negative space is, quite simply, the space that surrounds an object in a image. Just as important as that object itself, negative space helps to define the boundaries of positive space and brings balance to a composition.
Positive space : the definition of positive space is the area or space on a painting or piece of artwork in which is occupied by the subject.
-The advent of Christianity in Tonga witnessed the loss of several indigenous practices such as the practice of tatatau or tattooing.
-Although the art of tattooing was retained in the nation of Samoa, it was completely erased in Tonga.
-However, the art and practice of tattooing has been enjoying a revival in Tonga in recent years. This is a result of the work of scholars, researchers, visual artists and tattoo artists such as the two brothers – Carl and King Afa Cocker. Carl and Afa’s knowledge of Polynesian art and culture – specifically the art and tradition of tattooing
Tongan warrior complete with his sharks’ teeth necklace, a war club and the traditional warriors tattoo. Notice that the tattoo covers half of his body with solid black. This particular type of tattoo was symbolic of defiance and self confidence in the face of the enemy. (1827)
This is from an engraving of a Tongan man’s thigh. This picture, drawn from life during Captain Dumont d’Urvilles voyage of the Astrolabe, is the only visual account left of a traditional Tongan male tattoo.
“__your interest____” tribal design.
1: Plan out a design you want to do and sketch it out.
2: Create a stencil of the design you have created.
3: Wash a glass in warm, soapy water and dry it completely.
4: Apply your stencil to your glass.
5: Make sure every edge of your stencil is firmly stuck to the glass.
(if you do not do this your design will have bad edges.)
7: Rinse the cream thoroughly with warm water. Remove the stencil.