Monday, April 9, 2012
Collographs by 4th & 5th Grades
The students in upper grades have started working on a printmaking project. In particular, we have been working with collograph plates. The art word for this project is texture! Students used repurposed materials, such as corrugated cardboard, thin cardboard from cereal boxes and snack packs, old burlap and yarn to create these wonderful collograph designs. I encouraged the students to finish their design by using gloss medium to create rough textured areas. We also discussed the idea of "drawing" with the glue bottle to create lower relief textures in their designs. The students and I can't wait to see these wonderfully textured plates inked and printed!