1st grade students created patterns with styrofoam incised plates. We discussed basic symbols as well as how to make an "A B A" pattern.
2nd grade students created animal pictures. We used animal models to learn how to draw an animal figure. After creating 4 sketches, the kids choose their favorite animal drawing. They then transferred their drawing to a Styrofoam plate and created a series of prints.
3rd grade students created monogramed cards from printing with styrofoam incised plates. They were given the option to use their cards for Valentines day, thank you cards or any other idea.
4th grade students began a unit on architecture. We discussed Frank Lloyd Wright then designed their own building. Finally, they created a series of prints with their Styrofoam incised plates.
Here are a few examples of artwork created in the 4th grade classes.
As part of my current Graduate school class, I created a Glogster to show the students about Printmaking. Thankfully, I have a gorgeous projector in my classroom that is connected to my computer. This gives me the capability to project this Glog onto the white board in the Art Room.
You can see the Printmaking Glogster here: