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Lesson Plans

Re: printmaking lessons........

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Tue, 28 Jul 1998 22:18:41 EDT

As usual, some interesting ideas on extending printmaking!
I always have my middle schoolers make many, many prints -- like 20 or so,
using a variety of papers and pre-treated papers (like using a brayer to add a
layer of color first, or watercolor wash, etc.) Then, they have to mat or
mount one or two or more for a grade. As an extension, they can double or
triple print some images, even sharing printing plates with someone else. Or
draw or paint back into the less successful images, or make a collage and then
print over that......they have to hand in a portfolio of unused or extra
prints, with their chosen 3 or 4 to be graded (2 single prints on different
papers, two experimental or extended.) I have often used the eraser print as
an intro to the whole unit....they could use that to print over another ezcut
or lino print. They seem to think one print is it...I try to stress the
concept of multiples as much as possible. I think I'll have them exhibit a
"series" this year.....It must be nearly August... my brain is going back to
Marcia Thompson
West Salem Middle School
West Salem, WI