Spring : Printmaking as Process : Lesson 4
Exploring printmaking with a range of colours and surfaces
- Invite students to look at and respond to a series of logos and images from recent climate strike school protests and “Extinction Rebellion”. In this lesson, the discussion will focus on the use of colour on the print and background colour.
- Ask children to make prints using a range of paints and papers.
- Display the available paint colours and paper colours in front of the students.
- Demonstrate how to make a print: paint is carefully applied to their image and text surface, using a brush. This has to be done as neatly as possible so the print does not smudge. Press the print, taking great care, unto the paper surface, use a wooden spoon or rolling pin to apply pressure.
- Invite children to choose the paint colour they wish to use and instruct them to apply paint carefully into foam areas. Urge them to use kitchen paper to wipe away any excess.
- Ask children to place a clean sheet of paper on their work surface and then place the print on the paper. Ask them to apply pressure and slowly lift print away from paper to avoid any smudging.
- Students can then print again using a different colour paper.
- Instruct children to clean the paint from their foam and print again using a different colour paint in a further lesson if they so wish.
- Invite the class to share their work with each other. When dried, the print posters can form a school display.
Printmaking as Process: Lesson 1
Introduction to printmaking
Printmaking as Process: Lesson 2
Creating a print font
Printmaking as Process: Lesson 3
Creating a logo for printing
Printmaking as Process: Lesson 4
Exploring printmaking with a range of colours and surface s