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Re: monoprints

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Sheryl McCoy (sheryl)
Thu, 12 Aug 1999 18:29:19 -0700


The Formica table, cookie sheet, or other flat surface monoprint technique reminded me of a Kindergarten activity I have used.

Each child gets a good size pile of shaving cream, shake on some tempera paint (I know others have mentioned more suitable alternative, but I liked shaking just a bit of color and letting the kids watch the change in color as they mixed it themselves.)

After the paint is mixed, each child designs the picture. I used dry newsprint (12"X18"). The children were very impressed with their product, and I was also.

Cleanup was nominal...using the shaving cream. Kids cleaned up, and any color was damp removed right away.

I know people may have mentioned this before, but there are always new people coming on board. This activity seemed to be the one that impressed Kindergarteners greatly.

Have a good new year,

In this galaxy of bright women, the State has a noble pride for every name, be its owner Kansas born or
adopted, is a mightier force for good than its ``walls of corn.''
-- Ellen P. Allerton -- 

On Thu, 12 Aug 99 12:28:30 - MaryAnn Kohl wrote: >I do this too. I have also done it on rectangles of masonite board, on >cookie sheets, on mirrors, and on plexiglass, and on cutting boards. I >like using bumpy "backgrounds" too, to pick up additional texture. > >MaryAnn > > >>I have Formica tables in my art room. I've had students paint them directly >>with finger-paint or tempera with liquid soap in it, lay paper over it, rub >>and lift for a simple monoprint. They learn about reversal pretty quickly. >>It's also interesting to use wet and dry paper for the same process so they >>see the textural differences. Marbling is also a type of monoprint. Linda > > >................................ >MaryAnn F. Kohl (WA) >maryann > > > > > >

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