Saturday, January 29, 2011

When in Rome....

We have had an unusual amount of both snow, and snow days here in Nashville.  I decided to roll with it, and have my 3rd graders make simple line drawings of winter landscapes.  They had to use size and placement to show Foreground, Middle Ground and Background.  Then, we carved them into foam trays, and pulled prints.  I chose white ink, with dark paper to not only give a wintry feel to the prints, but to review the idea of Contrast with the class.  I think they turned out great and because we kept it simple, we had time to focus on the printmaking process, so that we got clear, bright prints.

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