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ERIC Number: EJ791646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Printmaking on a Budget
Blake, Judith
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v107 n9 p34-35 May-Jun 2008
Want to teach printmaking on a tight budget? Try using erasers! The size and shape does not matter--they are easy to cut and print beautifully. Have students place the eraser on white paper and trace around it. They should select a design and draw it in the traced space to fit the dimensions of the eraser. It is important that the design hits at least one point of each edge of the eraser. Have the students set the cleanest side of the eraser on top of the drawing, and fold the edges of the paper up and around the eraser, and very carefully turn them over together, being sure to keep the eraser aligned with the drawing, then place them back down on the table. Students use the side of a pencil to rub all over the drawing on top of the eraser very firmly. When the paper is removed, the image should appear in reverse on the eraser. Students trace over the image on the eraser to make it clean and clear. These images may then be carved out and used with an inked stamp pad to create prints of varying size and shapes. This lesson addresses the national standard that requires students to intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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