posted Jan 22, 2016, 10:34 AM by Jeremy Fowler-Lindemulder
Azure, on a chevron or,
between three lions passant gardent or,
three crosses pattee sable.

The above is a depiction of one of the arm associated with the name Fowler (with a lot of liberties that I've taken with everything except the field).

This is not my family crest... because we know there is no such thing as a family crest, and what we call a coat of arms is actually known as an armorial achievement, and a "coat of arms" is an actual coat. Still, it can be entertaining to pretend and reimagine ancient times, so I use the rule of tinctures to teach concepts of value, contrast and color regarding visibility and recognizability. Most people just don't know how to make a good sign.

I use various resources to facilitate teaching the concepts, and I thought I might post my basic handouts here below. the one marked Heraldry is a 4 page 11" x 17" double sided fold out folder for their work to be placed in when they are not working on it. The escutcheons sheet is a double sided page of shield shapes.

I recently put together a keynote (powerpoint) presentation to help make sure I made my key points. Because I embedded youtube videos in it, It's too large to upload here, but I can post a link to it in drop box.

Jeremy Fowler-Lindemulder,
Jan 22, 2016, 10:34 AM
Jeremy Fowler-Lindemulder,
Jan 22, 2016, 10:34 AM