Thursday, December 29, 2005

Printmaking Station

Our sixth station is the printmaking station. Students in third, fourth, and fifth grade have been making monoprints. We use 11 x 14 acrylic sheets as our printing plates. Printmaking ink is rolled onto the plate using brayers, then, using a variety of objects, students create their designs. Paper is carefully placed on the plate, the back of the paper is rubbed gently with the palm of the hand, and the finished print is lifted. This has been a very popular, and messy (!) station.

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