Potato Printing


I do printmaking every year.  It has a lot of potential  for concepts and vocabulary, like: relief, intaglio, brayer, reverse, repeated, etc.

dscn6601Above would be a good example of a repeated, random design done with a potato. It looks like the she successfully gouged a rough circle shape out with a spoon and did the process with no personal injury!  Yay!

dscn6583This is what the table looks like when we are doing potato prints. Pretty messy, and the room smells like potatoes in various stages of decomposition.

dscn6584A great example of an orderly repeated design.  This one was done with a scrap of styrofoam. 
dscn6586Here a student combined various shapes and printed a face.

dscn6587Halloween has already started for this student, he subject matter for printmaking was jack-o-lanterns.







dscn6580Here the student is using a clay tool to carve the potato.

dscn6596They wanted to hold up their work together for the picture

dscn6597She didn’t really have a stop button for work today!



dscn6589I was trying to take a picture of her working and told her to hold still, of course, she looked up!  Cute pic, though.

dscn6590Carving a potato for the first time is a mysterious process, hence the look of confusion on his face.

dscn6591I didn’t really want them to use a brush, but it was probably laying there looking neglected.

dscn6593Here is a shot of the completed print and the block he carved himself and used.

dscn6594Actively involved is always important!




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