Coppell, TX (CISD)

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Intro to Printmaking. Oh, and a little bit of cross-curricular history, engineering and science too.

This week we started an 
introduction to printmaking. 
Here is an infographic 
where you can learn more!  

A Brief History of Print - An Infographic
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Last Friday learners worked on one of the many printmaking  
techniques of relief printing.
When we return to school from ourwe will add India ink making this a multimedia and layered project. 
This will allow students to give more depth to their work.

 Students began to print starting with a blank canvas and no preconception of layout or composition.
This activity is full of choice. One of the hardest things to do as an artist is make a decision about HOW to execute your plan and HOW to get what is in your head OUT and EXPRESS it through the media. Below are some of the supplies we used today.



Relief Printing Examples: We started with something simple. Fruits, Veggies and Blocks wrapped in mixed materials. We learned how to use a brayer and how important the amount of paint versus printing pressure is when desiring a specific look. 
It is important to  spend the time to experiment with media so that students can have a better understanding of how to visually express their ideas.  


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