Sunday, March 10, 2013

Collagraph Prints with 3rd Grade

It's printmaking time in 3rd grade and I chose to do this collagraph fish project again because last year's results were great! And I am impressed with this year's batch of fish too!

Day One: Cut out the fish...start building up layers.

Day Two: Building up lots more layers! Big shapes, medium shapes to small shapes. I got out the paper edger scissors and the hole punchers out for this day.

Day Three: Printing the Collagraphs

I set up one table with paper and brayers/trays. I did 4 different colors and in every color but black I mixed two inks together. It gives the prints an interesting effect...sometimes hombre if the kids are careful not to over mix it.

Side Project: Dr.Seuss style fish...painted underwater scene...

Oil pastel and tempera paint...these were fun for a one day lesson during Read Me Week

Picasso Resources

Build a Crazy Person Game

Create a Picasso Head!

Paint Your Own Picasso

Picasso Head Game

Picasso's Blue Period

**Images borrowed from various websites...