I had a great week teaching printmaking at Outback Summer Programs in Cambridge. For the older age group (grades 3-6), we focused the printmaking on abstract art, and using the print to create a larger work of art. First, the kids created a simple foam etching using shapes. After printing multiple images, they cut parts of some prints and glued them to the other prints. Second, they made a collograph plate of an initial in their name. Using rotation and repetion, abstract designs were created from the repeating letter. Third, the kids carved linoleum blocks and created reduction prints. They turned the abstract prints into quilt images. Finally, they created monoprints with ink and stencils on plexiglass, and printed them on fabric. Fun!
Outback Summer Programs, Part 2 August 18, 2010