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Re: Printing at art camp

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Fran Marze (
Mon, 15 Jun 1998 13:33:17 -0400 (EDT)

I've never taught at an art camp and you didn't tell the ages, but three
color prints should be challenging enough. My high school students always
wrestle with registration. Perhaps for fun, you could print on t shirts;
There's a book you can get at all the big book stores The Great T Shirt
Book about $12-14. It has great printing ideas to use with t shirts.
could you do simple silkscreening; they may not have done that. Keep in
touch; I'm sure someone will come up with some ideas. Fran

My experience is that I like printmaking a lot better than most of my

On Mon, 15 Jun 1998 LilianBobo wrote:

> Has anybody taught relief print making at a summer camp? I'm getting ready to
> leave at the end of this month and am getting nervous. It is a fine arts camp
> that I'll be working at but I'm not sure how interested the students will be
> in what I have to offer when painting, drawing & sculpting are their other
> choices. I've prepared quite a bit to guide them through multiple color block
> prints. I've also prepared direct prints from natural elements such as leaves
> & flowers, and have constructed relief plates out of paper, tape, cardboard,
> etc. It's a two week session in which I'll be working in the mornings with
> middle school people who are there specifically for the art classes. In the
> afternoons I'll have the music majors who take art as an elective. Depending
> on the experiences of the students I know I'll have to be flexible. A friend
> commented that what I have prepared doesn't seem challenging enough (3 color
> prints?) and that it won't hold their interest. I welcome any constructive
> comments, suggestions or experiences people might have to help me prepare for
> my class.
> Thank you, Susan