Students will continue to explore various printmaking methods. During this class students will learn how to make collagraphs and made monotypes. Students will receive a short demo on how to “ink” their collograph plate and how the printing press works. Students will review this process next class as well. Students will design plexi glass plates with markers and will use damp paper to imprint their design. After seeing a printed collagraph students will us various objects to create plates with various textures. Papermaking will still be available for students that were not able to make two pieces of paper for their books.
Key Concepts: Texture, Color, Layering, Pattern
- Various methods can be used to make prints.
- Texture and color can be used to create artistic compositions.
Explore Printings methods for Planning Portfolio : students will learn new printing methods and plan pages for a final portfolio book. Colorado Visual Arts Standard Fifth Grade 3.3 Invent and Discover to Create
Skills: The skills taught in this lesson include creating mono-prints as well as creating patters for collagraphs. They learned how to transfer designs from plexiglass (which is a different medium for mixing or creating a sense of texture) onto dampened paper to make a permanent design. Students also learned how to create patterns for collagraphs by essentially combining different textured materials on a piece of paper that will go through a press with paint and paper to make a textured design. These different strategies and skills in printmaking will help them grow as artists with emergent understanding. Nick worked on developing stronger skills in color theory on his mono-prints by mixing different colors together and aligning them to compare and contrast. This will help Nick in other content areas that require comparisons as well as help him make make more assumptions while in the process of discovering.
Summary: In Wednesday’s learning experience, Students came to class eager to further develop their books which will contain all of their work from class. In this lesson, we demonstrated how to both create a mono-print, as well as how to create the textured paper for a collagraph (which many students have claimed to be very excited about for next class.” After we demonstrated everything we would be working on in class, the students quickly got to work on their pieces. Some students like Nick were quick to begin the art-making process and see where it took them, while others like Heidi or Tyler spent a few minutes thinking about what it was they wanted to make that day. Tyler has explained to us how much he enjoys creating characters, and the mono-printing was a fun and new way for him to create them. He learned early on that in order to make a clear mono-print, you have to use a lot more marker ink and pressure when applying it to the paper. He went on to develop his character by layering mono-prints on top of one another to create a fuller, more textured effect. This was a great moment of discovery for him. Nick used the mono-printing station to further his understanding of color theory, while Kelsey used it as a new way to create her favorite pattern that has appeared in multiple pieces of her work. The students worked with great excitement and expressed many moments of discovery. The students were very quick to understand how to create mono-prints and how to build up textures for their collagraphs (which they will create next class) and were able to learn the skills quickly as well as use them as a source of many discoveries. The students had a great time with these techniques!