SchoolArts Magazine

NOV 2014

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Materials • 6 x 9" (15 x 23 cm) sheets of white drawing paper • tape • tracing paper • foam printing plates • pencils • printing ink • small paintbrushes • brayers • dark-colored sheets of paper • printing press aged students to work quickly (to prevent the ink from drying) and reminded them to avoid over-inking. A brayer was used to roll white ink over the printing plate. At this point, the students will often think their print is "ruined" as the white ink will appear to mix and smear the colors. The white ink, instead, will even out the colors and give them a slight tint. The printing plate was printed onto a dark-colored sheet of paper and passed through a printing press. The plate was separated from the paper and the final image revealed. This process was repeated several times, with each successive print resulting in a lighter/whiter image. Note: This project was inspired by Mary Coy's lesson, "Cultural Col - lage Paintings," which appeared in the August/September 2011 issue of SchoolArts. Janice Corsino is a visual arts teacher at Le Jardin Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii. janice.corsino @lejardinacademy.org W E B L I N K www.schoolartsdigital.com/i/ 146794/24 N A T I O N A L S T A N D A R D ? Creating: Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work. I recently asked my fourth-grade students to choose a country or culture they'd like to represent visually in a print. Fiona, grade four. schoolartsonline.com 37

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