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.
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
First Day of Class: Rules & Procedures
I CAN learn about 1980s graffiti artist Keith Haring's "subway art," then use his style to create a 3 color reduction print
YouTube: reduction prints
YouTube: Reduction Prints on Styrofoam (Keith Haring)
How are Prints Signed
Signing and Editioning Prints
Learning Objective/ NC Visual Art Standard
6.V.1.3: Identify artists’ styles.
8.CX.1.3: Analyze the effect of geographic location and physical environment on the media and subject matter of art from NC and the United States.
So Far This Quarter...
3/29 Classroom rules & procedures guided notes
4/1 Radial Balance practice WS
4/3 Collaborative gadget print
4/4 "Intro to Printmaking" textbook assignment
4/25 Styrofoam Relief: Pennsylvania Dutch Hex design
4/25 Printmaking vocab puzzles
5/10 3 Monoprints: Additive, Subtractive, Tracing
5/10 "Choice" Monoprint
Reductive Print: Keith Haring figures
History of Printmaking notes
Stencil & spray paint Street Art design
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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