Tag Archives: Printmaking

Suminagashi Monoprints – Marbling Paper

29 May

The best way to describe this lesson is to supply all the websites I used to lead this lesson.

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Here they are:

I first found this website explaining the lesson in pretty simple terms and great photos:

http://innerchildfun.com/2011/05/weekend-art-suminagashi-for-kids.html

Then I found this great video tutorial from Blick Art:

I had the kids watch this video of a marbling master in Japan:

You can download a printed lesson plan that is pretty detailed here:

http://www.dickblick.com/lesson-plans/simple-suminagashi-monoprints/

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The kids divided into groups of about 5-6 kids and rotated through the water tray to take their turns. A parent volunteer at each water tray. The inks were put in a round palette. You don’t need much ink at all. The kids that were waiting enjoyed watching their friends try different color combinations and tricks with moving the ink around the water surface.

I found that the paint brushes made with real natural materials worked better than synthetic bristle brushes.

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Some tricks to move the ink is to blow gently on the surface or from the side to move the water. Or create “currents” in the water away from the ink. The currents move the ink in swirls.

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A lot of the kids loved the project because they felt like there was no one way to do this type of art and that there was no way to “screw it up”.

: )

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The kids made flat prints, cards and some made bookmarks.

Art Docent: Marcie Guthrie
Room#, Grade, Teacher: Rm. 9, 4th grade, Mrs. Choi
Art Elements/Principles/Artists Reviewed: COLOR and PATTERN and MOVEMENT

L.H. Room 10 Prints “showing” at Ballard Starbucks!

30 Nov

Starting Nov 30, Room 10 student’s prints will be on display through the month of December at Starbucks on NW Market in Ballard.  Designs for the prints were originally created by the 5th graders in October during a lesson on line.  Room 10 art docents Kimberly Albert, Britt Sutherland and Darci Cascioppo quickly reprinted them in a variety of bright colors in time to take advantage of Starbucks offer.  Britt and Kimberly met with Starbucks Art coordinator Margaret Atwater, who helped them get the artwork up on the wall and ready for it’s big public debut!  Prints have been listed as “available for purchase” with all proceeds going to the LH Art Docent Program.  Room 10 students should be very proud of their work, and families should take the time to stop in for a “coffee” and check them out!

By Kimberly Albert

October Line Lesson and Printmaking – 2nd Grade

11 Oct

ROOM 8                 ART LESSON 1       Tues, Oct 11th, 2011

ART REVIEW and the ELEMENT of LINE

 

Objectives:

  • To review the Elements of Art.
  • To discuss and practice drawing the 5 line types
  • To apply the knowledge of line (using all 5 line types), to create a design for print.

This year we will occasionally be using the Art Connections Books.  These books are an excellent resource for learning the Art Elements and Principles and are full of a rich variety of artist profiles and illustrations from all Art Mediums.

We started with an Art Review from Art Connections of “What is Art” and had the students name the Art Elements from what they could read in the book.  We also covered the Element of Line and the 5 line types (horizontal, vertical, diagonal, curved, zigzag)

 After practicing line types on paper, the student’s created a “pumpkin” design using what they had learned, and pressed it into a Styrofoam plate.  We then applied ink to the Styrofoam with a brayer and transferred the design to paper. Voila!  The pumpkins came to life!  Everyone was thrilled with the results, and other than a few inky fingertips, the lesson was a success!  Great Job Room 8!

 Materials:

Styrofoam plates

breyers

speedball ink

paper

pencils

Art Docents:

Kimberly Albert

Brit Sutherland

October Line Lesson and Printmaking – 5th Grade

5 Oct

Room 10              Art Lesson 1       Wed, Oct 5th, 2011

 

ART REVIEW and the ELEMENT of LINE

 

Objectives:

  • To review the Elements & Principles of Art.
  • To discuss line types and the use of hatching/crosshatching to create value.
  • To apply the knowledge of line (using all 5 line types), hatching and crosshatching to create a design for print.

 We started the lesson with the distribution of a sketch book to each student.  Students will use their sketch books to record notes and drawings from each lesson.  By the end of the year, they should hopefully have a sketchbook full of artistic ideas, concepts and individual expressions!

 This year we will also be using the Art Connections Books for Level 5.  These books are an excellent resource for learning the Art Elements and Principles and are full of a rich variety of artist profiles and illustrations from all Art Mediums.

 We started with an Art Review from Art Connections of “What is Art” and had the students list the Art Elements and Principles in their sketch books.  We also covered the Element of Line, the 5 line types (horizontal, vertical, diagonal, curved, zigzag) and line hatching and crosshatching to create value. 

After practicing line types in their sketch books, the student’s created a design using what they had learned, and pressed it into a Styrofoam plate.  We then applied ink to the Styrofoam with a brayer and transferred the design to paper. Voila!  The designs came to life!  Everyone was thrilled with the results, and other than a few inky fingertips, the lesson was a success!  Great Job Room 10!

 

Art Docents:

Kimberly Albert

Brit Sutherland

Bret Ashlee Watson

Darci Cascioppo