Wednesday, December 10, 2014

HS Block Reduction Printmaking

When I was at an IB workshop earlier this year, the presenter stated that "building skills" is the new fad. Here I thought it never went out of fashion. In the spirit of developing skills and taking risks, we embarked on a block reduction printmaking project. The minimum amount of colors to be used was four. Below is the process and results. 

Ana was the most ambitious artist clocking in 7 colors.
Clara made her image based on a series of sketches about the rainy season and the street near her house.
Saki ventured using 2 different blocks.
Yema's print is based off sketches of her grandmother.
Clara's final print
Linda's final print
Yema's experimental print.
Yema's final print

Saki's final print
Ana's final print
Max's final print


  1. These are absolutely beautiful! What talented students you have. How long did this project take?

  2. Thanks for your comment. about 3-4 90 minute classes. Students can usually print 1-2 per class.

  3. These are fabulous! do you have an unit plan that you'd be willing to share?

    1. Sorry for the delayed reply. Thank you for your comment. I'm too old, I don't make unit or lesson plans anymore. haha. You can send me an e-mail at and I can tell you how I group printmaking projects together.