The Delicate Art of Metal Petals
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: Delicate. It’s not usually the first word that comes to mind when you think of iron sculptures. But that’s exactly the image you get when you see the handcrafted metal roses created by Dan Crabtree and Scott Delorme at Crabtree Forge in Lebanon, Illinois.

Type of Video: Story*
Unique Video ID: DVisual Arts-402**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Use the video in conjunction with an arts integration/STEAM activity and have students research equipment, temperatures, and techniques needed to form artworks from metal.
  • Have students respond to the art they see being created. Did they think it was possible to create works like this from metal? What do they like or dislike about the works?


*Story videos employ a narrative form to highlight a topic, location, or practitioner in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.