A new year has begun and we started by drawing portraits of me, making various objects in clay, and mono printing.
Not sure, but I believe I’ve discovered who built Stonehenge..
…Because the other day Stonehenge appeared on a table around 2:15, or so.
The above cat portrait was brought in by Alex E. He did a great job!
One half of the best 8th grade glass ever. But where is Molly???
The other half of the best 8th grade class.
And yet another half of the best 8th grade class ever.
They could not keep the snowman,(a bit too thick) but I wanted to take a quick pic.
Everybody looks to be working intently
Ms. Josie made a lot, she’s always busy!
Lots of activity.
He seemed to have a plan, although i can’t remember exactly what is was at the moment.
Mr. Adam C. was a ceramic factory that never stopped!
Quite the look of concentration. I hope she’s ok with the pic.
I think this is Mr. Howie, making a cave.
A little blurry, but the figure was nicely made.
Still working on the pics below, but generally we start with the mono-printing and that will lead to block printing which will lead to potato printing. I start with printmaking because of the inherent motivation in the process. The students learn such concepts as repetition, brayer, printing, printmaking. It also starts off the year forcing the students to cooperate, take turns, and help each other
It was mono-printing day. To most of the students it’s know as finger painting.
More pulled prints
Step two is laying the paper down on the plexiglass with your paint already in position.
Step three would be pulling the print from the plexiglass.
Step four would be holding it up to show me the print!
She looks into the process!
If you asked the student he should be able to tell you the tool h is rolling the ink out with is called a “brayer”.
Just a nice group shot.
I believe the above shots are Ms. Roll’s class. This particular week was mono printing to be followed by block printing.