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Lesson Plans

A Happy Camper!

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Tue, 14 Jul 1998 18:43:41 EDT

It was an intense two weeks of teaching printmaking at camp and yet a very
rewarding experience. My campers produced 3 & 4 color linoleum prints and did
an outstanding job! They then moved on to the looser format of monoprinting.
Those with painting experience took to this method like a duck to water. Some
of the others had to push themselves to relax with this method. Regardless,
some interesting work developed. As we wrapped up the session campers made
direct prints from leaves and other organic materials. They were delighted
and amazed at how beautifully a small leaf could be so accurately reproduced.

The campers I had for art elective classes had less time to develop their work
than the art majors did so, they kept their prints to a single color.
However, they came up with some of the strongest compositions and most
interesting arrangements of textures out of all the prints produced. I think
it had something to do with not having enough time to second guess their

I also was particularly pleased that only two fingers were slightly damaged by
lino cutters. Whew!

Thanks again to all of you who gave me feedback on printing ideas. I might do
this again next year!

Regards, Susan