Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Simple Printing with the Kids

This past weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada and thus all the kids regularly scheduled activities were cancelled. This meant we could make it to Something on Sundays at the Mendel Art Gallery.

This week they were doing some very simple (and clever) prints. First we drew a line drawing on a piece of Styrofoam (cut from a Styrofoam tray), then coloured them with washable markers. After that was complete we wet a piece of paper, placed the Styrofoam plate face down on it and pressed it with a roller – Presto! Simple Prints! (Relatively) mess free and not requiring sharp objects like other simlar block printing methods.

Here’s what we came up with:

(Remember: click on the pictures below to see a slightly larger version)

And Here are the printing plates:

I may have to try this at home sometime… thought I’d have to buy some washable markers…. I’m not a big fan of markers…

Looks like they have a lot of fun stuff lined up for Something on Sundays this fall… I’m kind of sad we’ll be missing most… Ah well, we do plenty of artsy things around here!

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