Great Printmaking Lesson Plans and Ideas

I love printmaking with my kids. Students enjoy the creating of multiple prints, sharing with each other, and even printing on fellow students work.
Below is a collection of printmaking links that I have used over the years:
Art Ed Documents
Scholarly text, Art Standards and Writing on Teaching Art

Artists carefully observe the world around us
DBAE teacher retention
New Direction in Printmaking Pukekawa Printmaking Project
Daily and Weekly blogs from Art Teachers

Blog – Elementary Art printmaking
Miss Tabarcea Mono Print Examples
Ms. Sortino’s Elementary Art Lesson Plan Page The Printmaking Bible: The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques

Kindergarten Reflections

Memories of my son in kindergarten flashed in my head as I read over this blog entry from kidergarten is the model. Nick so enjoyed the building blocks and pretend play. The article kidergarten is the model for life long learning is how we should make the rest of school (indeed, the rest of life) more like kindergarten. One of the treasured art projects that Nick created at the end of school is similar to this one:

Title – Leaving A Lasting Mark
By – Taylai
Primary Subject – Art
Grade Level – K-2

If you want to show your students that they indeed “left their mark” and that you will not forget them, try this idea.

Take paint and let your students leave their handprints on your cabinet doors. If this is not possible, then have them print a paper covered bulletin board or long paper banner. Be sure to write their first and last name next to their prints.

From the Blog of Random Thoughts it reminds us how precious our young learners are. And one further thought on spending time with Kindergartener’s at lunch time from Andrea.
Enjoy the weekend

Elementary Classroom Printmaking

Printmaking in the classroom has always been a favorite of mine. And this recent posting on Babble reminded me of good times with found objects.

You don’t need a lot of hard to locate materials in order to teach printmaking. In fact, most of the lessons listed in my LiveBinder, make use of recycled materials that can be found in any school. If you are working in a classroom setting, simply make up a list of goodies that students can collect and bring in from home.

I use newspapers to keep the desk tops clean, and I have followed a lesson like Document1 with results like these:

Dick Blick for printmaking supplies is an excellent resource. Here are two PDF’s of the webpages I have referenced and ordered from. inovart-printfoam-for-block-textinovart-printfoam-for-block-p
And this lesson plan was one of my foundation plans prior to beginning…plate printing

Cool Printmaking: The Art of Creativity for Kids (Cool Art)