Collagraphs are good, as well as dry point etchings to be used with a press. The collagraphs (sp?) need simple small reliefs things like Bristol board, gesso, string, sand paper, etc. I did this with a senior class in high school but it can be done at any level. Practice making a print for pressure needed, ink, amount to wipe off, time to soak paper etc. A little preview here is a big help. There are some books on this. My friend Bob and I did this, a lot, and should make a pair of lessons including etchings and collagraphs.
San Jose, CA
--- On Tue, 8/4/09, donnalyn shuster <email@example.com> wrote:
> From: donnalyn shuster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] New ideas!
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <email@example.com>
> Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 4:48 AM
> Hi all,
> Jeryl - I agree wholeheartedly! I have gotten some thanks
> from people - and also have gleaned so many ideas &
> support from this list - I try to give back as much as I can
> also. It is frustating when the 'take the idea and run'
> happens - but I hope that with a little nudge - people get
> the hint - and at least thank those who lend a hand.
> I like your booklet idea - I may pass that on to a friend
> who teaches grades 1 - 5.
> The Master Artist idea - hey - I could use that in middle
> school as well! Great idea.
> My peeve is that people who SAID they would post
> presentations OR send them if you sign up at NAEA and who
> never do....GRRRRR! I too would rather send a presentation (
> which I have done many time for my Van Gogh unit)sometimes
> than try to post it. I personally found the NAEA wikki site
> difficult to post to and use effectively - I rather liked
> the Digication site we used in New Orleans.
> My mission this month - rewriting my Drawing on the Right
> side of the Brain presentations - just got the newer edition
> and the workbook - and putting the intro in a PowerPoint to
> get the idea across. ( Grades 6,7 and 9) AND writing more
> printmaking units. I am getting a small press from ASW
> express and am looking for some nice monoprint units. My
> Grad 6 & 7 all know how to do simple self portrait
> prints on styro plates ( gr 6) and the Van Gogh
> reduction plate prints in Gr.7) I am bringing printmaking
> into the 9th grade this year.....so any ideas would be
> After taking the monotype workshop at NAEA - I got hooked
> on printmaking!!:)
> Donnalyn in Soggy New York
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