Grade 2/3: Simple Printmaking
The kids love to draw animals, so I had them sketch out their favourite, and place them in a likely habitat. The drawings needed to be rather simple, as they were simply a precursor to the next step. Each student was given a rectangle cut from foam plates I collected, with directions to copy their paper drawings and incise the foam with pencil.
They were given a square of black construction paper, and one of stock white. Rolling with a brayer, they inked white for the black and then colours for the white page. This proved to be a quick and fun lesson in printmaking that was completed in one double class session. Definitely a do-again!
Winter 2013 / Parliament Oak School