E-Museum of Pyrographic Art
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Children's Pyrographic Art
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This hall in the E-Museum is dedicated to the pyrographic art technique as it is taught to and used by youngsters.
If you know of any youngsters who are working in pyrography, or of any teachers or scoutmasters who work with youngsters in this art form, please e-mail the E-Museum Curator.
The E-Museum is pleased to announce that a fully illustrated article in three parts, entitled Pyrography and Kids! was published in "Pyrograffiti" in the Woodcarvers Online Magazine. This article is also linked from each of the children's exhibits here in the E-Museum. We invite you to read it after visiting the exhibits to learn more about the classes and students featured here.
Jarea Art Studio Children's Classes, taught by Jantje Mulder and her daughter Andrea Mulder-Slater; this salon displays charming folk art poker work by their students.
Raffles Girls' School (Secondary), extraordinary detailed panels worked in a pointillism method of pyrography by teenage students.
By J. Harry Adams is an excellent 2-page illustrated article entitled "PYROGRAPHY", page 716 and also page 717, which he wrote for youngsters in the 19th Century. Published in New York in May of 1897 for a magazine called Harper's Round Table, it offers an explanation of how to work on a pyrography project, including how to make and use the tools of that time. Noticeably lacking are today's concerns for safety and requirements for adult supervision for youngsters working with shop tools and over an open flame. This article would best be read by parents along with their youngsters to assure adequate supervision.
See what the Flemish Art Company's Factory
used to look like in the early 1900's and take an imaginary tour with the company's president, M. B. Baer.
A 1904 N.Y. Times article entitled HOLIDAYS' TINY WORKER offers a glimpse of pyrography as a performing art, pyrography on leather as a sales novelty, and child labor from the perspective of that time.
A 1903 book by L. E. Kelley entitled
300 Things A Bright Girl Can Do
has an excellent chapter on pyrography, exhibited here, that explains the use of the early tools, and offers projects and designs.
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Last updated 14 February 2010.