Monday, May 11, 2015

Collagraph Prints/ Water Colors

This lesson was done by my 5th graders this past semester. Is is based on Milagros from South American. I have done Milagros with shrink art and metal, but wanted to try something new.  I like to try out different ways of approaching a lesson, it keeps it interesting and fresh. 

This basically took us all of this semester to do these, because there were so many pieces to this lesson.  Each student used a day, some more, to plan their image.  Once they had their image, they began to draw and cut out pieces from old file folders. 
These were glued down to create the stamp for the collagraph. I asked that there be multiple layers on their "stamp".  When it was time to print, they printed 4 good/decent  prints.  They were asked to watercolor the first, use oil pastel on the second, their best print was to stay black and white, and the last was free choice. 
Some of the free choice ranged from sharpie to crayon resist to metallic watercolors.  These are all samples of the prints as a watercolor. 
Milagros from previous years, shrink art and metal.

Milagros from previous years, gold scratch board and watercolor and metallic pencil nichos.

Milagros from previous years, shrink art and foam print nichos.

This is the best book to have for this lesson, love it!

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