Printmaking in Art...Key Stage One
When you walk in the snow and look behind you what do you see?? Yes, footprints! A print is a repeat of something...just like your foot in the snow. Today we will take the edge of a piece of cardboard and do EDGE PRINTING1
It is easy as 1, 2, 3! Find the edge of a small piece of cardboard, carefully dip it in paint, press to your paper and lift up!
Kid QuestionsWhat color combinations would you like to use?
What kinds of papers could you print on?
What about overlapping? What can happen? What kinds of materials could you use?
What studios can you go to go deeper with this idea?
Artist to ArtistMany artists make prints. There are many different ways to make prints. Kenojuak Ashevak was an Inuit Eskimo Canadian artist who made beautiful "graphic" prints. She died just a few weeks ago at age 85. She was born in a snow house. What do you think of her print?
You can take a piece of cardboard and call it your printing plate. You can cut out cardboard shapes to glue on top. Next, ink your brayer and apply a thin layer of ink and then run it through the printing press. You can create a series of prints. You can use different colors of paper to create varied prints. Please number them! (If you make five prints it should read: 1/5 2/5 3/5 4/5 5/5)