Printmaking is a quarter-long, higher-level art class dedicated to learning printmaking techniques and history. Students will use knowledge of positive and negative space, texture, line, and shape to create multiple editions of their printwork, including monoprints & monotypes, collographs, lino cuts, stenciling, and screenprints.
*A spiral-bound sketchbook or notebook is needed for this class
I HIGHLY recommend students have experience in Drawing before enrolling in Printmaking.
I can create a Keith Haring-inspired reduction relief print that demonstrates shape repetition to divide a plane
Prezi: MC Escher & Tessellations
YouTube: The Mathematics of MC Escher
How are Prints Signed
Signing and Editioning Prints
8.V.1.2: Apply the Elements of Art and Principles of Design in the planning and creation of personal art.
that's it! end of the year!
So Far This Quarter...
4/10 Classroom rules & procedures guided notes
4/13 Collaborative stamping banner
4/24 Printmaking vocab puzzles (HW)
4/27 Texture Collagraph
This class is planned using the North Carolina Essential Standards.
Students earn a daily grade for attempting the warm-up as class begins. Daily grades are averaged twice a quarter for classwork grades
Students earn a class "Participation" grade at MIDTERM and FINAL by being on-task every day. Each student starts with 100, and points are deducted. A mess left behind loses 1 point for each day this happens. (7.V.3.1 Apply safety knowledge to maintain a safe and orderly work space)
First Day of Class: Rules & Procedures
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Class projects may include:
Mixed Media with Prints
Unusual stamping materials
Personalized Logo Stamps (Hanko)
How to use a printing press