SchoolArts Magazine

March 2015

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36 March 2015 SchoolArts Preparation Two tables were set up for the print- ing process: a clean paper table where the printing would take place, and an inking table with the ink trays and one brayer per ink color. Procedures Students began by creating a back - ground for the mural. They divided a canvas along a horizon line and used a combination of splatter painting and stamping techniques to render the earth and sky. I next introduced stu - dents to artists who use buildings as the subject of their artwork and took them on a neighborhood walk to look at and sketch buildings from direct observation. Back in the classroom, we viewed and discussed collagraphs Elementary Studio Lesson results. Facilitated by artist-educator Steve Lavigne under my direction, our collaborative neighborhood mural features collagraph prints by students enrolled in our March Break program. A collagraph is a print of a surface made from built-up layers of paper, similar to a collage. Collagraphy is often new to students and yields impressive the Neighborhood Agnieszka Chalas PRINTING

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