I wrote this one down in my 'ideas' book. I do a very successful pop
art self portrait printmaking unit with my highschool students. The
students end up with extra prints (some are duds and not registered)
that often get tossed. I am going to have them cut these prints and
collage them onto paper, creating some environment (space, sky, land,
water, abstract). A great and creative extension on a successful unit.
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, "Judy Decker" <judy.decker@...>
> Dear Art Educators,
> I often did a lesson with my middle school students where they
> extended the print. The printed image was part of a larger work. This
> idea works out well if you have limited printing supplies as students
> who are not printing can be working on the larger drawings.
> Here is a lesson idea from Arts & Activities.
> Students did "The Scream" (What makes them want to scream?). The
> printed image (the scream part) is 6" x 9" (although write up says 9 x
> 12). The rest of the composition can be finished with colored pencils,
> markers, oil pastels, construction paper crayons....etc. My favorite
> lesson that I did with this was a Romare Bearden inspired lesson. The
> rest of the composition was finished with collage and drawing. We use
> photographs of students from around the school as subject (they were
> actually photos left over from the Yearbook).
> The tricky part is registering the printed image with the rest of the
> drawing. Trace the rectangle of the printing plate lightly on 12 x 18
> paper (article says white - yet they used light colored construction
> paper for the examples shown) - leave that part of the page clear of
> any marks. Carefully line up the inked plate. Remember that the print
> will be a reversed image - so original drawing needs to be reversed
> when transferring to printing plate. Like the article, we planned the
> composition on 12 x 18 newsprint and selected an interesting part to
> be our printed image. My students did reduction lino-cuts.
> If anyone does this activity - Extending the Print - send examples to
> Incredible Art Department. Folks are always looking for printing
> Judy Decker
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