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)