I love to see the pride and satisfaction on the students' faces when they take an idea from start to finish in the Art Studio. All these projects - from countdown to Christmas calendar, to portrait of a recycling truck to a painting of a super sandwich - were based on the students' interests and ideas with minimal help from me.
217 prints in four days! Wow! We were busy printmaking in the Art Studio last week. Each student made an edition of prints from a pencil drawing.
Once the drawing is carved into the styrofoam sheet, artists roll ink onto the styrofoam. We put a paper on top of the ink and give the paper a good back rub to make sure the ink is transferred. Then, the best part - peel the paper off and admire the print!
We love the feeling and sound of rolling the sticky ink back and forth. We started with the primary colors, but ended up creating new colors as the mornings went on.
Several students came back to repeat the process more than once. They became the experts who could help the beginners at the table. Now that we have many experienced printmakers, I think there will be more printing fun to come as the school year continues!
Art Studio teacher