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 collaborate with a partner to design a large stencil based on public art by artists such a Banksy and Roadsworth
Artist website: Banksy
Artist website: Roadsworth
Artist article: Laila Ajjawi
AOE: "Baby Powder Street Art" lesson plan
Art of Apex Blog: Printmaking
YouTube: JULIAN- How I Make a Stencil
YouTube: How to Make Stencils
YouTube: How to Make Stencils (easy)
YouTube: How To: Cut a stencil EASILY
How are Prints Signed
8.V.3.3: Evaluate techniques and processes to select appropriate methods to create art.
3/31 Classroom rules & procedures guided notes
4/7 Radial Gadget Print
4/25 Collograph & Nature print
4/27 Hanko stamp design
5/9 MC Escher-style Relief print Tessellation
5/19 Monotype Series: additive, subtractive, line trace
Each class will complete one lesson that may be used for ASW/ Teacher Evaluation. For more information about the ASW process, click here.
So Far This Quarter...
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