Project aim: To introduce printmaking techniques with a focus on environmental activism. Students will analyse the use of prints in recent climate strike school protests and ‘Extinction Rebellion.”
4 lessons, 45 mins per lesson
5th and 6th classes
- History: looking at protest movements in an Irish Context, such as Suffragette, Women’s right to vote campaign.
- Literacy: creating strong, powerful statements for use in protest prints.
Cardboard boxes, foam cleaning cloths, poster paints, coloured paper
- The classroom can be organised into printing stations at tables, with 5-6 students at each table. Each table will have a selection of paints and wooden spoons and rolling pins to apply pressure to the print.
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