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ERIC Number: EJ791639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Serendipitous Stencil Prints
Tam, Jeff
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v107 n9 p36-37 May-Jun 2008
Printing, stamping, and rubbings are enjoyed by all ages, and the image-making capabilities of this media are endless and very spontaneous. In printmaking, images can be repeated, overlapped, inked in various colors, cut up, reassembled, and manipulated. Students find these methods to be engaging and serendipitous. This lesson, designed for eighth graders, involves students first drawing a selected shape on a piece of newsprint, cutting it out, then taping it to the center of a larger sheet of black paper. This creates a stencil that can then be used for the next phase of creating imagery on and around the stencil. Students enjoy the printmaking process and gain valuable experience in creating work that is both experimental and formal.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A