Re: [art_education] Currier and Ives - PRINTMAKING
- MaryAnn, it's always nice to read about what you are up to:-)A nice project for printmaking:Styrofoam platespencilsscrap paper for sketchingcolored inkbrayersextra paper for printingHave the students discuss themes for their works and sketch them on a scrap paper. It is always good to plan out the artwork beforehand. Then, they can create their sketch on the plate, scraping the design in with their pencil. It is important to use the BOTTOM of the plate. So, they turn their plate over so that the bottom is facing up.They can then roll their brayers in a particular paint, roll it on their sketch, press another paper on top and, voila! a print. Of course, you could talk to them about what a print is and how the computer printer today does the same thing....they can print multiple prints of their image by simply pressing another paper on top of it and repeating the steps above.I would discuss with them what would happen if they include numbers and letters.....and how they could include more than one color.....what happens regarding time......GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-LLauren R. Perlman, M.S. Ed
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--- On Wed, 10/6/10, Judy Decker <jdecker4art@...> wrote:
From: Judy Decker <jdecker4art@...>
Subject: [art_education] Currier and Ives - PRINTMAKING
To: "Art Education" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "ArtsEducators" <ArtsEducators@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 11:20 AMGreetings MaryAnn,
Any chance the main focus could be printmaking?
Currier and Ives was a printmaking firm. While I don't recommend
WikiPedia for research, this article looks pretty good:
Currier and Ives didn't do the actual painting - this was a
printmaking firm with hired artists (to my knowledge).
Having the children do lithography (using litho-sketch) is probably
out of the question. Any chance they could do scratch foam prints and
hand color those? They wouldn't be able to use water colors as water
based inks wouldn't hold up, but maybe colored pencils?
Another option - What about black pen/fine point marker drawings?
Photocopy those onto better quality paper (that what is customarily
used in the photo copy machine) and they could hand color those.
How would these be mass produced today? Using modern technology. Scan
and digitally reproduce.
As far as theme? What kind of scenes are important to THEM (the
students)? Currier and Ives were keen on what would be appealing to
the people of THAT time period. I have never, never been an advocate
for "in the style of" lessons - and never will.
Sorry I did not post this sooner, but I have been VERY busy myself.
Besides, I have been out of the classroom for 10 years and my mind is
a bit fuzzy, too (chuckles).
Feel free to use this information any way you wish.
- Perfect -- printmaking is a great addition to the ideas I'm presenting!!This is exactly what these volunteer inexperienced moms can handle,and the kids will love it.Thanks, Lauren and Judy.And also a thank you to Wanda for her calendar idea.On Oct 6, 2010, at 9:36 AM, Lauren Perlman wrote: