Twenty-six young people recently sat down with instructor Terri Murphy at the Niles-Maine District Library to do some serious art. The children were shown how to emboss designs in pieces of aluminum using styluses, then accentuate each design by rubbing in ink to give it a more vivid, textured look. The final step consisted of mounting the aluminum onto black construction paper, then extending the design to the edges of the paper.
The result: 26 mounted art works, each as unique as the individual who made it. The workshop was sponsored by the Niles-Maine District Library’s KidSpace Department and open to kids in Grades 3 – 8.