Thursday, December 6, 2018

Gelli Print Collages by 4th & 5th grade

Art club students are beginning to complete their collages made with gelli prints a few weeks back.  I'm so pleased with their enthusiasm for this project.  So here there are:

Saturday, December 1, 2018

In November - We Print

 My November curriculum is focused on printing making across all grade levels.  Fifth graders focus on the work of Andy Warhol and his attempt to fame through using the images of famous people.

Such as the one above of Marilyn Monroe.  I have approached this project in a couple of ways over the years.   Some years I pull student photos from their Power School accounts so we are using their class photo for the year.  When I plan ahead well, I take a photo of each child during class time a week or two before we begin the project.  This year I planned and took photos which were sized to a 4 1/2 x 6 for transferring onto foam to use as a printing plate.  Here are some images of the process.
Inking the plate at a central work table

Organizing to keep our paper clean for printing

The process


Student Work
Student Work
Student Work
Student Work