Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Rabbits and The Reset Button
Printmaking with Third Graders was a perfect pre-spring break art lesson. The kids loved the process.
First, I showed the Styrofoam Printmaking demo video form Art Class Videos! (Thanks, Art Class Videos!) The video provided a great overview.
To begin the actual art project, I had the kids draw a large bunny🐇 on a 4 x 6 paper. They practiced and practiced until they were happy😊 with their bunny🐇.
Once they got the perfect bunny🐇, they penciled the bunny🐇 on the foam.
When they got the bunny🐇 penciled on the foam, they used the butt of the paintbrush🖌 to make the pencil✎ grooves wider.
With much excitement, the inking process began! I use the water soluble ink from Dick Blick.
I think the prints are just Hippity Hopping Awesome🐇🐇🐇!
With printmaking, you have to be totally organized. If it is one of those not so on top of things weeks, do not do printmaking. Printmaking is a great project for kids. Yes, it is a bit messy, but results are so worth it!
Over the last few days, I had a reunion with my college roommates. Oh what fun! Luckily, it was my spring break☀ and they had flexible schedules that allowed time for the reuniting at the beach🌴. In Jodi's kitchen, there is a sign that reads "This Kitchen is For Dancing"💃. We danced for four solid days, and not just in the kitchen.
Here's a few shots from our pre-walk on the beach🏖 photo📸 shoot.
Our favorite sing and dance song was Harper Valley P.T.A. by Jeannie C. Riley.
Sometimes, you gotta find a way to push the reset button 🔲.