Advanced Art students could choose their subject matter for this Art Noveau-inspired project. In most cases, they worked from a high contrast black and white photograph from a magazine (or a xeroxed copy of a color photograph) to produce etchings on Plexiglas.
The photograph was taped behind the Plexiglas, and students etched away areas of light to create the images. While they were offered the option of creating relatively simple floral silhouette designs--similar to what is frequently found on Art Nouveau glassware--most students chose to do portraits.
Just as with the Klimt-inspired gold scratchboard pieces, these etchings are very difficult to photograph due to their reflective quality!