Look carefully at the tools pictured above. Describe what you see. How do you imagine these tools are used?
These tools are used to create a special kind of artwork called engraving. Skilled artists use these tools to design postage stamps. The artists use the tools to cut a picture into a metal plate. The metal is then covered with ink and pressed onto blank paper in order to print a stamp.
What tools do you use when you work on an art project? How are your tools similar or different to the tools pictured here?