5th Grade Styrofoam Printmaking

Check out the YouTube Tutorial: A Messy Art Room: Styrofoam Printmaking

As an artist, I love printmaking, so this week it was especially exciting to introduce students to an art technique I am so passionate about. This week 5th graders planned, drew, carved and printed! Dull pencils were used to carve into styrofoam plates (finally, a good purpose for a dull pencil). It was important for students to keep their drawings simple while also keeping in mind where they carved would print white. Students also had to remember that a print is a mirror image of their drawing!  Needless to say, there was a lot of problem solving taking place in the art room this week…

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Problem Solving

 

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