SchoolArts Magazine

JAN 2014

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This process provides a pattern piece of the image that is used to cut out the same shape in colored construction paper. Glue is placed on the back of the colored paper. Make sure to double-check that the glue is on the back of the piece so that it will match the shape of the image. To create the fourth colored print, ink the plate, place the colored paper piece (with the glue side up) on the print, place the white print paper on top, and rub the print. Each student was very excited and impressed as the print was peeled back to reveal the last image in the series with the newly added element of bright color in the image. Left: Lillian Linden, Dress Making. Right: Riley Stanford-Hill, Night Owl. When the four images were laid out for critique, students analyzed how each of the four prints in the series had a different quality as well as how the various techniques altered the impact of the composition. I found that the excitement of varying and creating each print had the middleschool students fully engaged in the process of developing an image. nationaL standard Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas. Web Link www.goodreads.com/book/show/ 907131.The_Complete_ Printmaker Ellen Mahoney is art department chair at the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California. emahoney@buckley.org schoolartsonline.com 33

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