China is one of the countries our 3rd graders learn about in Social Studies. For this project students learned about Ming Dynasty porcelain from China.  They first read up on how to identify Ming Dynasty porcelain and then played a sorting game to see if they could spot them. These beautiful etchings are based on the lesson from the art teacher at arteascuola. Thank you for this great project! For our versions one glass used gesso on top and one class used tempera paint on top of their vases for the layer that they would later scratch away.  We found the tempera was the BEST! The gesso peeled a lot and left us all a bit frustrated. In the end however after all the hard work everyone was really pleased with their work.