Saturday, March 13, 2010

Collographic printing

This week in third grade art, the students built cut out animals and glued them onto a backing board. Students then painted the board with tempera paints. While the paint was still wet, a colorful paper was laid over the image and rubbed in place. When the colorful paper was peeled off, a print of the animal was created.

This form of printing is called collographic printing.

The students had loads of fun blending and mixing harmonious colors for a varied effect in the printing process. Each student was allowed to make 3 prints (unless they ran out of class time). Some prints turn out better than others, so we will choose our favorite prints next week.

The coolest part is that the printing board gets to go home, too, and makes an excellent artwork of its very own!

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