Friday, November 29, 2019

Grade 7 Positive and Negative lines with shapes

Project: Positive and Negative lines:

Learning Objective: The student will create a line design using masking tape on paper. Once the tape is laid out on the the paper, the student will use spray paint to paint over the tape. The student will then remove the tape to see the design formed by the negative space.  The student will repeat the process on the same paper with shapes of cardboard. The outcome will be two patterns on top of each other with some transparency.   

Essential questions: How do I create shapes and pattern with lines? How do two distinct patterns/shapes interact layered on top of one another?

Supplies: Tape, spray paint, cardboard, paper 18" x 18", an open mind and a sense of inquiry.

Student work:

Friday, November 1, 2019

Grade 7 Day of The Dead linocuts Middle School art

A new school means a new project for my grade 7 kids.

Project: Block Reduction Printmaking 

Supplies: paper, gouge, lino blocks, ink, brayer, sheet of plexi glass, barren, and pencil.

Vocabulary: Reduction print, brayer, ink plate, gouge, block/plate, edition, pulling, inking, and baren .

Step one: design an image on paper with pencil.
Step two: transfer image to a lino block.
Step four: print background color with a light color.
Step five: use gouge to remove the background.
Step six: print dark color over background image.
Step seven: sign and number prints with pencil.

For a detailed step by step instructions, please visit my website:

Student work: