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  • kismet_c2
    My daughters teacher has asked me to do an art lesson (possibly printmaking) with her class, she is in grade one. I would appreciate any ideas (since I am a
    Message 1 of 10 , Dec 2, 2009
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      My daughters' teacher has asked me to do an art lesson (possibly printmaking) with her class, she is in grade one. I would appreciate any ideas (since I am a high school art teacher). I will be with the class for 1 1/2 hours.
      thanks,
      Sandra
    • Suzette Milam-Morrow
      Printmaking with various fruits and veggies is a big hit with k-2nd. You can set up stations and also include printmaking with string, sponges if you have
      Message 2 of 10 , Dec 2, 2009
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        Printmaking with various fruits and veggies is a big hit with k-2nd. You can set up stations and also include printmaking with string, sponges if you have grown up help for those areas. You can talk about pattern with them.

         

        Have fun!

        Suzette Morrow

        http://TheArtStudio.ning.com

         

         


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        My daughters' teacher has asked me to do an art lesson (possibly printmaking) with her class, she is in grade one. I would appreciate any ideas (since I am a high school art teacher). I will be with the class for 1 1/2 hours.
        thanks,
        Sandra

      • KATHY TROTT
        An hour and a half is a long time with this age group...perhaps several smaller activities would be a good idea. I used to introduce printmaking with stamp
        Message 3 of 10 , Dec 3, 2009
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          An hour and a half is a long time with this age group...perhaps several smaller activities would be a good idea. I used to introduce printmaking with stamp pads (starting with one olor and then adding more) and finger tips (and lots of baby wipes). Sometimes we would make bugs with fingertips and then they could draw on wings or legs. They would make several finger prints to make a caterpillar, etc. I have made gardens of finger prints, too and I loved to combine this with Lois Ehlert's 'Planting a Rainbow'.
          Have fun!

          Kathy Trott
          NBCT '04
          Visual Art Teacher
          Septima P. Clark Corporate Academy
          1929 Grimball Road
          Charleston, SC 29412
          Telephone: (843) 762-6217
          Fax: (843) 762-6218
          www.ccsdschools.com

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          >>> "kismet_c2" <sandra_c2@...> 12/2/2009 9:26 PM >>>
          My daughters' teacher has asked me to do an art lesson (possibly printmaking) with her class, she is in grade one. I would appreciate any ideas (since I am a high school art teacher). I will be with the class for 1 1/2 hours.
          thanks,
          Sandra
        • aliteachesart
          Hi Sandra, I do printmaking with first grade on styrofoam. We make the plate and print 3 in one 45 minute class, it could easily take your alotted time if you
          Message 4 of 10 , Dec 3, 2009
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            Hi Sandra,

            I do printmaking with first grade on styrofoam. We make the plate and print 3 in one 45 minute class, it could easily take your alotted time if you have the kids make a sketch first and make more prints. We talk about printing, I demo twice and they draw with a dull pencil (for this age I prohibit names, letters, words and numbers). They write their names on the back of light colored papers and choose ink colors that are at stations. Sometimes we do self-portraits or animals, but I usually let them choose the subject. Sometimes I mount the printing plate and a print together or we make cards.

            Screen printing would be another great choice at this age level too- just using paper scraps or die cut shapes.

            Sandpaper prints would be fun too. Kids draw and color with crayons (thick) on sandpaper, then you iron onto white paper.

            90 minutes is a long time- I'd have a book to read and something for them to do if they finish early. I'd also contact the art teacher to find out what printmaking she does with the kids.

            Have fun, Ali B K-4 NNY

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            > My daughters' teacher has asked me to do an art lesson (possibly printmaking) with her class, she is in grade one. I would appreciate any ideas (since I am a high school art teacher). I will be with the class for 1 1/2 hours.
            > thanks,
            > Sandra
            >
          • ednakate
            Last year, I volunteered to teach art for my twin boys First grade class. We did several printmaking lessons. We made Adinkra cloth using potato stamps that
            Message 5 of 10 , Dec 3, 2009
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              Last year, I volunteered to teach art for my twin boys First grade class. We did several printmaking lessons. We made Adinkra cloth using potato stamps that parents carved. (The teacher read the story the Talking Cloth before we did the lesson.) We also did object printing where I brought objects that would make interesting prints-potato mashers, craft sticks, spatulas, sponges, stamps, plastic animals, etc. We used spray bottles with watered down tempera where I had dye cuts that they placed on paper placemats and "spray painted". When the dye cuts are removed, they leave nice outlines-they used the mats for their holiday party. We used fingerprints to make bugs in a jar and flowers. In kindergarten, hand and foot prints were a big hit and they made ghosts, reindeer, menorahs, wreaths, flowers, giraffes, lions, trees, etc.
              Have fun!
              Alyssa
              San Diego




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              > My daughters' teacher has asked me to do an art lesson (possibly printmaking) with her class, she is in grade one. I would appreciate any ideas (since I am a high school art teacher). I will be with the class for 1 1/2 hours.
              > thanks,
              > Sandra
              >
            • Lynn
              I do gadget printing, which is adaptable for all grades. I ve collected a variety of gadgets (hardware items...walk through a hardware store and it is
              Message 6 of 10 , Dec 3, 2009
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                I do "gadget" printing, which is adaptable for all grades.

                I've collected a variety of "gadgets" (hardware items...walk through a hardware store and it is amazing what you can discover, old bottle caps, cardboard cut to various lengths...corrugated cardboard has a great texture, toilet paper cores cut in half so you hace a nice curved line for printing, dowels, glue sticks, thread spools have some great design potential...and the list is as long as your imagination and your love of the hunt!)

                I use tempera paint, spread out, on paper or styrofoam plates. The tricky part is teaching the kids to get the right amount of paint on their "gadget." I show them how to practice the print on scratch paper before printing on their final project. Different "gadgets" require different amounts of paint. On this note, it is best to just let kids experiment at first. Have them walk around the room to see what other students have done. The kids need to know, however, that printing is unpredictable and that's what makes it fun and frustrating at the same time.

                I think I found one lesson I use through this site. Kids trace, or design their own, fish shape and then print with gadgets. At this point pattern ideas can be explored. I have had older kids do some amazing designs, but younger students are very capable of this as well. Great math connection...ABABAB, AABBAABB patterns ect. You can also do radial designs on square or round paper formats.

                Note: fish shape on 12 x 18 paper...cut shape out after printing. Black is dramatic but keep the paint colors light. Putting one or two paint colors at each table helps keep colors from getting muddy. Think analogous...yellow and orange, blue and purple.
                I may have some digital pics. If you are interested let me know.

                Hope this helps. Have fun!

                Lynn Whitehead
                Art Specialist
                Cedar Mill Elementary
                Portland, Oregon
              • Julie Casebourn
                I just did a printmaking lesson with 2nd grade today, but have also done this lesson with 1st grade in the past.  I learned it from art teacher Elizabeth
                Message 7 of 10 , Dec 3, 2009
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                  I just did a printmaking lesson with 2nd grade today, but have also done this lesson with 1st grade in the past.  I learned it from art teacher Elizabeth Brown.  Ask local glass store to provide you with scrap glass and they might be willing to cut it for you too into squares or rectangle peices approx. 6x6 or 8x8ish.    I have a class cutter.. they aren't too expensive to buy.. you could cut the glass yourself if they can just donate it to you.  Hardware stores like Lowe's and Home Depot sometimes give me scraps too.

                       Ok.. so after acquiring or cutting your glass into squares or rectangles.. tape the edges with masking tape.  YOU WILL NEED FOR YOUR CLASS: 

                  one glass plate for each child,

                  various markers (permanent are best),

                  manila, white drawing paper or white typing paper, kids put name on their papers

                  a spray bottle filled with water (for you to use or one per adult),

                  one dry/one damp paper towel per child 

                   

                  You can direct the imagery how you would like so that it fits into your curriculum.  The basic mechanics of how to instruct: 

                      Students draw images using markers directly onto clean glass plate, (hint:  put a piece of white or manila paper underneath so kids can see what they draw well). 

                       You spray water onto manila or white paper and wipe off excess with your hand so paper is DAMP not dripping wet (practice a little so you know how much spraying to do and how much wiping off to do to get into the right groove so you don't spoil the print).  

                       Lay damp paper directly over the drawing on glass plate.  Press down gently.. rub gently. 

                       Pull print

                       lay somewhere to dry

                   

                  Tips:  if image smears it was either too much water, or they moved the paper when they rubbed

                           if image prints off spotty... not enough water or not enough pressing and rubbing by kid

                           after initial print is dry.. kids can embellish..use paint, more marker, glitter paint pens etcc

                           You can mount on paper and make a card

                   Extension:  use Crayola fabric crayons and draw on white paper.  Iron/transfer and print onto a piece of cloth.. I ask for old pillow cases from local motels and cut them apart to iron the kids' designs onto.  You can print more than one time from a drawing this way.. the print fades a tad with each printing/ironing, but you can teach pulling multiple prints.  VERY cheap way to teach a printing lesson. Colors from the fabric crayons look dull on paper but really brighten up when ironed onto fabric.  You can also do multiple prints from the glass, but you will need a master design under the glass from which the kids can trace.. their own original drawing.. then drawn.. printed.. redrawn reprinted and so on.  More work but they will get the idea of multiple or a series... always sneaking in that vocab. 

                      


                • pent19
                  I am having my kindergartners make their own wrapping paper for a present. I have cut up previous used lino-blocks. Students could experiment with color,
                  Message 8 of 10 , Dec 3, 2009
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                    I am having my kindergartners make their own wrapping paper for a present. I have cut up previous used lino-blocks. Students could experiment with color, patterns and designs. It probably won't take too long, but it could be in addition to another project
                    Michele
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                  • kismet_c2
                    I d like to thank everyone who sent ideas for my grade 1 lesson. I will go through each of them and already feel certain to find something that I will use. I
                    Message 9 of 10 , Dec 4, 2009
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                      I'd like to thank everyone who sent ideas for my grade 1 lesson. I will go through each of them and already feel certain to find something that I will use. I really appreciate all of your suggestions.

                      Thanks again,
                      Sandra
                    • Denise Pannell
                      I was going to suggest Gadget Printing also. One of the best gadgets I have discovered is the plastic tube center of a tape register receipt roll. It makes
                      Message 10 of 10 , Dec 4, 2009
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                        I was going to suggest Gadget Printing also. One of the best "gadgets" I have discovered is the plastic tube center of a tape register receipt roll. It makes the best starburst design! We use them for clay also.

                        I have done a successful project with my first graders that involves folding and tearing a face (and all the facial features) and then gadget printing on top using black tempera. Great for introducing symmetry!

                        You can see some examples in this Artsonia gallery for our school:
                        Close up:
                        http://www.artsonia.com/museum/art.asp?id=5342769&exhibit=187055&gallery=y

                        This one shows the sunburst eyes made from the receipt tube:
                        http://www.artsonia.com/museum/art.asp?id=1784371&exhibit=74180&gallery=y

                        More examples:
                        http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=74180&index=12

                        Denise Pannell

                        http://www.artsonia.com/schools/school.asp?id=36837

                        > I do "gadget" printing, which is adaptable for all grades.
                        > I've collected a variety of "gadgets" (hardware items...walk through
                        > a hardware store and it is amazing what you can discover, old bottle
                        > caps, cardboard cut to various lengths...corrugated cardboard has a
                        > great texture, toilet paper cores cut in half so you hace a nice
                        > curved line for printing, dowels, glue sticks, thread spools have
                        > some great design potential...and the list is as long as your
                        > imagination and your love of the hunt!)
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