WHAM! Paper Relief Sculptures

Grade Level 5-6, 7-8 Duration Classes are 46 minutes long. Project took 6 days from intro to end. Materials -construction paper -tempera paint -bubble wrap -paintbrushes or brayer to apply paint to bubble wrap -foam board cut into small pieces (to create a 3D, relief effect) -regular glue -hot glue -scissors -some used X-Acto knives […]

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Radial Print

Grade Level 9-10, 11-12 Duration Duration 7-10 periods, 60 minute periods Materials • Linoleum, Either a roll or flat 36” x 36” linoleum sheets in Battleship Grey or Golden Wonder Cut, cut down into 4” x 4” pieces for students. • Paper for sketching out potential designs • Paper cut down to 9” x 17” […]

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Nature monoprints with gelatin plates

Grade Level 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 Duration 2-3 classes of 45 minute length Materials gelitin plate (homemade or commercial), inks (I used Speedball) or paints, brayers, newspaper, paper, leaves, ferns and other plant material, and texture plates or textured materials Media Printing, Monoprint Lesson Objectives Students will… create and original monoprint applying concepts of shape, […]

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Nature Themed Collagraph

Grade Level 7-8, 9-10 Duration 10 classes, 45 minutes Materials For making the collagraph plate: Thin cardboard (like cereal boxes), thicker card to mount on, corrugated card, string, hot glue, white glue, Shellac (to seal) For printing: water based inks in red, blue, yellow, brayer, plexiglass for inking, printing paper, printing press (alternative, use a […]

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Printmaking and Paper Quilts

Grade Level 9-10, 11-12 Duration 5-7 (90 min block) class periods Materials 3×6 or any size linoleum scraps, lino cutters, printing inks, colored papers, poster board, glue sticks, scissors, rulers and a small press is optional. Media Printing Lesson Objectives Use printmaking to create a unique “paper” quilt. Introductory Activity INTRO ACTIVITY: I was inspired […]

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Haring Gelli Monoprints

Grade Level 5-6 Duration 3 90 minute class periods Materials White paper, pencil, colored pencils, scrap paper (for stencil), scissors, glue, colored paper, glue, gelli plate, newspaper, objects for creating texture on the printing plate, acrylic paint, brayer Media Acrylic, Color pencils, Paper Lesson Objectives Identify elements of an artist’s style. Create a monoprint; incorporate […]

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