Special Display of Copper Mandalas from Theiss Elementary 5th grade

The five 5th grade classes from Theiss Elementary have created artistic Copper Mandalas. The class lesson on the history of the Statue of Liberty included how the statue was made and the patination process of copper.

The students used 100% copper to create these mandalas. In doing so the learned the Repoussé process which involves manipulating the shape of metal. To do this, they needed to understand relief sculpture, as well as convex and concave shapes.


The chemical reaction between liver of sulpher and copper was a part of the experience during this lesson segment.

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