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I like to start with printmaking. I generally start with mono-printing. Students learn about using a brayer, the prefix, “mono” meaning one, printing something, as opposed to drawing or painting, sharing, process, and a bunch of other related concepts. The younger students just remember finger painting. It make for a really good introduction to art class as fun and something to look forward to.
I am very fortunate t0 often have older students volunteer from study hall, which really helps with the very young classes. Above, Ms. Sara, is helping them get cleaned up.